Happy 4 months, Annalynn!
You are over 14 pounds now and 25.25 inches long. You’re still in size 2 diapers (though we switched you to size 3 for overnight) and fit comfortably in all of your 6 month clothing.
You stole the hearts of all the teachers when you started daycare last month. Mommy cried the first time we dropped you off, but you handled it like a champ. All the teachers love you and tell me how great of a baby you are. You love to sing songs, look at photo books, and play with the other babies.
Unfortunately it didn’t take you long to pick up your first daycare cold. The first two nights were really rough, but I think we’re on the road to recovery (*knock on wood*). I know this is only the first of many as you work hard at building your immune system.
You’ve gotten really good at grabbing things with your hands and bringing them to your mouth. We gave you your first frozen teething ring last week and you LOVED it. I haven’t noticed any teeth popping through yet, but all of that drool and desire to nibble on everything definitely lets us know you’ve officially entered the “teething stage” of infancy.
I’m not sure what happened with my awesome sleeper, but you seemed to have hit a bit of a sleep regression last month. Long gone are those 8 hour stretches you were teasing us with a couple of months ago, now we’re thanking our lucky stars if you sleep 4. I like to think you just miss us during the day and want to make up for it at night.
Unfortunately you’re not the biggest fan of napping at daycare. The longest nap we’ve seen at daycare is 45 minutes, but you usually average 30. We understand you’re still getting used to a new environment and it’s probably tough to sleep with the lights on and all the commotion. We’re still hopeful you’ll get used to it. Luckily you’re still an awesome napper at home on the weekends. You’ll give solid 3 hour stretches and go down with ease.
After fighting the bottle when I first went back to work, you’re finally starting to enjoy it. You take 3 oz bottles with a smile now and love to eat (just like your momma).
We’re still nursing in the mornings, evenings, and on the weekends. I’m working really hard at weaning you from the nipple shield. Some days are better than others. You’ve latched a few times with out it when you were super hungry. I remain hopeful that one day it will just click and we can discard that piece of plastic for good.
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You are 100% a Daddy’s girl. No one can make you smile or laugh like you’re daddy. You have him wrapped around your little finger and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He really loved the special two weeks he had with you while he was on paternity leave last month. It makes my hearts burst knowing the special bond the two of you share. 🙂
You are such a happy baby. I can’t wait to see what the next month brings with you in it!