Friday, June 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Memorial Day-17 Weeks

Ella officially turned 4 months old on Memorial Day! A post is coming soon about her 4 month wellness check, but here are some pictures of her at 17 weeks over the Memorial Day weekend :)

Ella & Papa Ken
Trying out the swimming pool for the first time. She enjoyed it :)
17 Weeks
She's getting so big!!!
Not too excited about sitting with the bunny this time
17 Weeks and hanging off the chair

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4 Months and Growing...

Wow! Time sure flies by. I'm watching Ella grow right before my very eyes. She's getting bigger, finally growing some hair (well, more like dark peach fuzz), getting more coordinated and interested in things, and letting her personality shine through. It's crazy that's she already almost through her 4th month of life. She's growing so fast and each day is even more fun than the last! She had her 4 month wellness visit with Dr. Hamilton a few weeks ago and here's how she's growing...

Weight: 11 pounds 13.5 ounces-10th percentile
Height: 23.5 inches-25th percentile
Head Circumference: 39-10th percentile
Overall, she's still a tiny girl, but is growing correctly on her own growth curve, so nothing to worry about.

Here's what she can do at 4 months:

can grasp almost any object (including my hair)

sucking on her hands all the time-has just recently mastered getting her thumb in her mouth when she wants to instead of her whole hand :) so cute!!!

can fully hold her head up, so she can play in the jumper and the exersaucer with blankets supporting her torso
focuses on her toys in her exersaucer

loves to jump

smiles for me all the time

loves to play with toys and can get them to her mouth now

"got it Mom"
she loves to put everything into her mouth :)

can grab her toes and get them into her mouth

loves to play with her feet

smiling, cooing, and giggling

tolerates tummy time more now-can push up on her arms and rolls from back to tummy

prefers to sleep on her side or tummy and gets herself there at some point during her naps and at night (this scares me, but she loves it and sleeps so good)

sleeps in her crib instead of the bassinet (this was a hard adjustment for me, not her) and now she sleeps 11-12 hours at night with only 1 feeding and entertains herself when she wakes up :)

can roll over when trying to get her glow worm-rolls from her back to her tummy in bed all the time, but still not mastered tummy to back yet

hates lying down; wants to sit up all the time

loves to stand up on her legs-she's so strong!

sits up so big and tall when she's in her Bumbo

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