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Monday, April 16, 2012

Penny - Four Months

Penny - you're four months old!
It just seems like yesterday that you were a little newborn and look at you now, a third of a year old. I was extra excited about today because you finally had a doctor's appointment and we could find out your stats. Here they are: You are now 15 lbs 4 oz (86%), 24.5 inches long (61%), and your head is 41cm (53%). You are right on track! Your hair is so much longer and still brown, and your eyes are a pretty grayish-blue.
You wear 3 months and 3-6 month clothes, but 6 month sleepers because of your big cloth diapers. I think this next month I'll be washing your 6 month clothes because you'll start to fit in those soon. You're back in cloth diapers and we love it!
As usual, you're a great nurser. You like to eat every 2 to 3 hours. You still get distracted quite a bit, but you've learned to nurse quickly, so we aren't hanging around too long. The last few days you've decided that you want to be nursed to sleep too - maybe you decided that that is better than a pacifier?
Your nights are still bad and that's because you're teething. We had some luck with the amber teething necklace until I messed it up (whoops), but there's another one on the way and I hope you start feeling better soon. We have a good sleep schedule going, though. You nap four times a day (morning, lunch, afternoon, evening). You wake up around 7am and you go to bed between 7:30 and 8pm. Then you're usually up once during the night, if we're lucky, and more if your teeth are really hurting you. You've been sleeping in your own crib for almost a month now, and still sleeping on your side or belly.
Between naps, we have tons of fun! You like reading books and swinging on the swings. You started grabbing and reaching for toys so we're always offering something. You scream and squeal and talk to us all the time. You love to stand and look around, and you'd rather sit up than lay on your back. No rolling yet, but we're thinking this next month you will!
You laugh a lot these days. You love to be wiggled and tickled, and you like hanging out with us while we do our computer stuff. You would rather be outside than inside so I make it a point to go sit in the grass as often as we can. You love bath time right before bed, too. You're so cute all the time and we can't get enough of you!
Here we are, another month down, and tons to go. I love watching you grow up and every day brings a new adventure!


  1. Oh, she's just so adorable! She's always so alert and her eyes are beautiful! Happy 4 months to Penny!

  2. The photo of dad and daughter is exactly what my dad and I used to do.


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