Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ellie's 4 month birthday!

Our littlest gal is now 4 months old!
She is changing so so much.
I thought I was going to get to have a little mini me this time but I am now not so sure.
Her looks are starting to change and as I look at pictures of her big sister Caraline when she was Ellie's age I am seeing that Ellie is looking exactly like her then! (Which means she will prob end up looking like her daddy)!
But guess that's quite alright because her big sister looks like daddy and think she is just super duper cute!

BIG BIG changes in our house this past month.
The sleeping started and we are loving it!
Well let's just say the sleeping at night has started, daytime sleep is still a work in progress!
She usually just takes little hour naps, at the longest, but then will maybe every other day have an after noon nap that is from feeding to feeding time.
But at night we are getting 11 hours pretty much every night!
Both girls go down at 730pm and we see them at 630 in the morning!

Elleanor is on a schedule, which we start with our first feeding at 630.
She eats between 5 and 6 oz every 3 hours.
She still takes naps between each feeding with the longest being after her 1230 feed.
I try to put her and Caraline down at the same time after this feeding and can at times get a good 2 hours to myself (LOVE it when this happens).
Ellie's last feeding is at 630pm then we have a little bit of family playtime before the girls both get put down in about an hour.

The past few days have been a little rough.
The drooling and fussiness are here and I think I can see where the little bottom front teeth are going to start trying to come through.
She has been waking at night the past few nights, I think because of her teeth? because she just wants to be held but a little bit of tylenol has been helping.

She has also learned a new sound, which I am not that fond of.
It is this super high pitched squeal, which she likes to do at times just to hear herself but then she also now does it when she is crying, can't wait for her to get over this!
She coos and coos and has started throwing some goo, goos in there.

Caraline is absolutely in LOVE with her little sister.
She never ever seems to be jealous of her and she is always so interested in what Ellie is doing.
C talks to her and gives her hugs and kisses constantly!

still rolling over, just from belly to back. starting to try to go the other direction.
sitting well in her bumbo seat.
picking up toys and being able to get them to her mouth.
at times wakes up in the morning talking instead of screaming, wish this would become ALL the time.
she is also loving to reach out and touch people's faces.

Stats:  Just went for our 4 month checkup this morning.
Height 26in - 97%
Weight 13lb 15oz - 50%

I'm sure there is so much more that I could include but for now this is it, we are so exhausted, a 2 year old and an infant are definitely HARD work!  However, we wouldn't have it any other way! LOVE my girls with all my heart!

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