Thursday, January 5, 2012

Charley Bear: 4 months

[1 month, 2 months, 3 months]

Charley is now 4 months old! Crazy how fast this goes!

We only did the bear picture on her four month birthday this month.

4 months old

Mainly because I'm lazy. But also, because you can't really see much change on a week to week basis. But, if you really want to see some change (and want to make her Mama sad), compare the 4 month old Charley to the 1 week old Charley. Waaaaaahhhhhhh!


This month was really fun though. She's started playing with toys, she's a little chatterbox, and she is smiling all day long. And when she's not smiling, she's pretty serious and has mastered the furrowed brow. But rarely is she crying. She only cries if she needs something, and that's usually just a little fuss. She is such a good baby.

She finally started picking up her head this month. We weren't so great about tummy time, so it was mostly our fault that she hadn't done this yet. And then we realized that we could help her learn by shoving her arms underneath her, and she figured it out really quickly after that. She does her own arm shoving these days, and is quite the curious/nosy baby. She hasn't rolled over yet, but she's so close!


On top of being curious, she is very independent. She does not like it when you hold her facing you. She needs to be looking out and about and just staring at your ugly mug isn't her cup o' tea. Along with that independence comes less snuggle time, and that part makes me sad. She prefers to put herself to sleep without any snuggles beforehand. But every once in a while she'll snuggle with you and take a nap on your chest. Since I know these are few and far between, I always let her snooze with Mama.

It was difficult figuring out what to buy her for Christmas. Or, ahem, telling Santa what to bring her for Christmas. Right before Christmas she really had no interest in toys, so I basically went down the top toys for 3 month olds on Amazon's list and bought those. Oh, and also, she got a hobby horse. She may be a little too small for it still, and it's possible that Mama just wanted to give her that present because it looked pretty in front of the tree.

She was 12 pounds 10 ounces and 24 inches long today at her four month appointment. She's in the 25th percentile for weight and head circumference, and the 50th percentile for length. Tall and skinny like her parents! And luckily she doesn't have John's big head. [Just kidding John! Feel free to leave me an anonymous comment expressing your displeasure with that sentence as I know you will!]

It's all going so fast, so I was happy today to hear that the pediatrician does not want her to start solids until 6 months since she and I are doing so well with breastfeeding. That was perfectly fine by me because in my crazy mind that means she's staying a newborn for longer and that makes me happy! Well, that and the fact that we won't have to deal with icky solid-food poops for longer.

And finally, here is her regular monthly picture on the Charley blanket. No, she doesn't actually have red hair (as cute as that would be!)'s just some weird coloring with the camera making her face and hair/head looking a bit reddish. I tried to get rid of it and all I could manage to do was turn all of the white squares on the blanket blue. Eh. Who knows.
4 months old


Joy said...

Happy 4 Month Birthday Charley Bear! I cannot believe how BIG she is compared to her newborn pic! WOW!!! Time flies!!!

Megan said...

She is so darn cute! That bear comparison is awesome. Happy 4 months!

Claudia said...

She is too cute Lacey!! i just love her little leggins in this picture. i will have to show my daughter, she will love it!! and love cute little Charley as well !!!