Saturday, October 22, 2011

4 months: little love letters

Hadley girl, Hadley girl,

Oh my how time is flying and the days are getting away from me. You're growing up so much and so fast! I can't get over the little personality you're developing every single day. You have the sweetest spirit, the cutest laugh, and the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. And with that sweet spirit, cute laugh, and beautiful smile you already know how to use it! Sometimes when I am trying to put you down for a nap or at night, and you have other plans to stay up, you have this very hateful crying/scream that you will use. You screamed at me once while I was rocking you and I got on to you and told you in a stern voice that "that scream is unacceptable, Hadley Ruth!" You then looked at me with your big brown eyes, smiled, grabbed my face and laid your big slobbery kisses all over my face. It took everything I had to not start cracking up. You already know how to get what you want! I foresee this being a problem in the future :)

You went to the doctor on Monday for your 4 month well-child check up. Here is where you are at these days:

*You are now weighing 13 lbs. 8 oz.
*Me and Daddy forgot to ask about your length. But that's ok. We know you're getting bigger and growing everyday. It's obvious in your clothes.
*You are now wearing 3-6 month old clothes comfortably, but sometimes I try and force you into 0-3 months :)

*You are now taking 6 oz every 4 hours.
*Last week we introdued rice cereal consecutively. You've had cereal a few other times, but now we are trying to feed it to you right before bath and bed time bottle. You don't really seem to like it, but you like trying to feed yourself. You make a terrible face every single bite, but you love that spoon! You will only take a bite if I let you help feed yourself.

*You are still sleeping through the night pretty well. Last night, you woke up at 2 am, but I think that is because you slept most of the day yesterday. At 2 am you were hungry and ready to play, but thank goodnesss you went back to sleep quickly and peacefully without a fight. Mommy needs lots of sleep :)
*You have also been doing better about taking afternoon naps. You get tired about 1 or 2 o'clock and take a 2 or 3 hour nap.

-Developments: Within the last few weeks 2 big things have happened.
*You cut your first tooth Sept. 23, 2011.
*Then cut your SECOND tooth Sept. 25, 2011.
*Then on Oct. 7, 2011 you officially rolled over. Daddy even caught some pictures of it! Now your a pro-roller-over!

-Play Time:
*You still really enjoy playing/kicking/rolling on your jungle play mat. You're really starting to explore all the toys and colors hanging from the mat.
* Recently, you've become pretty interested in your bouncy seat. Always before you've hated the seat. But now that you've started to really notice and reach for toys you enjoy sitting there chewing on the monkey. You laugh when we turn on the "vibrate" on the bouncy seat. I guess it makes you feel funny all over.

*For the first time (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) you were without Mommy. I'm sure it killed me more than it did you. I went out of town for a friends wedding. Aunt Dee Dee and Cousin Sierra spent the night and came over to take care of you while Daddy worked. You did so well and I was so happy to see you when I got home.
*We took you to the pumkin patch on Monday (Oct. 17). You were more interested in watching the cars drive by and watching the other people than you really cared for the pumpkins.

-Funny/Cute Moments:
*You are now so intested in everything around you. You are especially interested in wipes. When you lay on the changing table the first thing you do is reach for the wipes. Then when I get the wipes you want to hold the wipe and wipe your face until I need it. Then as soon as you give me the wipe you start reaching behind you to get another one. You just love them!

*Side Note: This is the hat you wore when we announced your name. Your head is officially big enough to fit it!*

You're becoming such a little ball of fun each and every day. I can't wait to see how you develope in the coming months and during the holidays! :)

I'll love you forever and ever. I promise!

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