Monday, April 15, 2013

4 Month Update

Well April has arrived, and a routine is slowly starting to re-emerge in my household. Moving was chaotic and way less than fun with a little one. We were delayed at the last possible second, with all our things on the moving truck, so we had no clothes, beds, or basic supplies for living. We made it work, and are now mostly unpacked in our new home in Moore. We love all the space, and have been busying ourselves with projects (with the help of family, we put a new wood floor the weekend we moved in).

It's strange to think that this time last year, I was finding out that I was pregnant. We have come so far. They are right when they say "having a baby changes everything." You get a lot less sleep, your diet changes, your body changes...EVERYTHING
changes, but it is sooooo worth it. I wouldn't trade any of it!

With all the moving and changes in our lives, Zoe has been completely thrown off her routine. We also transitioned her to her crib during this time, since we were getting her used to a new house anyway. Her sleep schedule has been crazy- some nights she wakes every 40 minutes, other nights she'll sleep 6 hours at a time. We are hoping she adjusts soon, and are trying to be much more strict about her sleep and eat schedule. Fingers crossed.

Despite the chaos and lack of sleep, she has been growing and learning at an alarming rate. She talks up a storm (she loves to have conversations with her Daddy when he gets home from work...see video below), and
is also doing really well using her hands. She has almost figured out how to put a binky back in her mouth, but would much prefer to suck on her hands. She now rolls both ways- back to front, and front to back, and can sit in her bumbo for extended periods of time. She has also recently started kicking her feet, so we have some shoes with rattles on them, as well as a jumper for her. She loves to play, especially in the bathtub!!

We survived her first cold last week (they put her on antibiotics because her congestion and fever were so bad)! :-( She has pretty much fully recovered. We also had her 4 month visit with the pediatrician! According to them she is quite small 11lbs, 5oz (10th Percentile). She is 24.5" (50th percentile), and her head is 16.54" (85th percentile). He said everything is wonderfully normal and healthy, but that I should continue to supplement with formula (something I started a few weeks ago).

This is what Zoe is up to this month:

Favorite Thing to Do: She just loves bath time! I think she’d spend an hour in the tub if I let her. She just kicks the water and sucks on her rubber ducky!
Favorite Food: Moms Milk. :-)…Per APA recommendations, we will not be trying cereal until 6 months!
New This Month: Kicking her feet
Growth: The 0-3 month clothes are quickly becoming snug, but she is still wearing them. Still comfortable in 3 month clothes!
Sleep: We are still having trouble sleeping because of the move. Some nights she sleeps 4-6 hours without waking, and others she wakes up as often as every 45
Speaking: She talks when she wakes up, and loves to talk to her daddy when he gets home. I swear she is sitting there telling him about her whole day!
Movement: She still is sucking on her hands and I have pretty much given up on trying to stop her. She rolls both ways now, but doesn’t really like to be on her stomach! She loves to straighten her legs and stand on our lap.
Behavior: She is a happy baby…until she’s tired or hungry. She doesn’t give much warning in those cases, and can throw some pretty intense fits!