4 Months

May 10, 2011

Here we are, we’ve made it 4 months already!  Althea is now a healthy 14.3 lbs, and has grown 1/2 an inch in the past 3 weeks.  She has gone through a bit of a growth spurt in the last little while, if my appetite is anything to judge by.  Her sleep has been terrible the last few nights, only 3 hours at the longest stretch, then 1-2 hour patches after that.  This is after an 8 hour stretch, the longest ever last Thursday night.  Last night was much better however, as she did a 4 hour stretch, which meant I got a whole 4 hours in a row as well.  I’m hoping we’re into the sleeping portion of this growth spurt now.  We’ve been out enjoying our sunshine, as Althea is now happy to sleep in the stroller as I push her around.  I think the hardest part right now is getting Althea to sleep once she is overtired, we have to make sure she naps ever 1.5 hours, which can be hard as we try to get stuff done.  She is also in the difficult to feed stage, as there are so many other interesting things to look at!  Once she gets enough milk to take the edge off the hunger she is busy looking around, and if we’re in public pulling on the nursing cover, and trying to sit up to see what is going on. 

There is so much fun and joy in our lives however.  When we lean over the crib in the morning we are generally greeted by a huge smile.  She loves to blow spit bubbles at us, and babble in cute sounds.  We’re almost getting laughs, and she is just about to roll over on her own.  She loves “Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles, “Hope on Pop”, and appears to be scared of hippos (we recently tried to read her a book on hippos belly buttons, which made her cry every time we put it in front of her) and really loud noises.  Her favorite toy is a wet rag, and a Winnie the Pooh bear, along with her rabbit blanket.  Her Dad and I are getting better at many things as well, namely putting her to sleep, looking after her needs, and managing our needs as well.  It is much easier when work isn’t getting in the way! 

For Mother’s Day Mr. J got Althea a Bumbo so that she can sit up (reclining is for little babies according to her) some diaper covers, and sentimental books that made me cry.  So sweet.  I didn’t have to change the poopy diapers, but best of all I got a bike ride outside.  It was in the rain, I was freezing cold by the time I got home, but it was wonderful.  Things are only going to get more interesting from here on!

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2 Responses to “4 Months”

  1. margene said

    Thank you for sharing the milestones of Althea’s life as well as how you’re getting along. She’s a doll and you are wonder Mom!

  2. Heather said

    Aww! Happy belated first Mother’s Day, Anne!

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