Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Month Four

I'm taking a break from all the Christmas fun to write Lily's very belated (by 18 days) 4 month update!



Dear Lilybug,

You are 4 months old! All traces of the newborn you once were are now gone. In the blink of an eye, you have changed into a mobile, alert, chubby baby! If I could describe you in just one word, it would be joyful!

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You are such a blessing. I say it every month, but that's only because it's true! You are so sweet, so content, so easy-going, so happy, and so good! I am so lucky to be your mama!

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This month has brought many changes. For one, it was nearly impossible to photograph you! You are constantly moving! I often find you completely turned around or at the opposite end of your crib after naptime.

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You have grown SO much! At your 4 month check-up, you weighed in at 15.5 lbs, and were 26.5 inches long! You wear mostly 3-6 month clothing, although a few 0-3 month items still fit. We finished out this month in your last pack of size 1 diapers. You have some serious thigh chub! (No worries, baby girl! You are going to end up tall and thin, like your siblings!)

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This month (November 15th, to be exact), you found your voice. In addition to the babbling you had already been doing, you discovered you could squeal. Really loud. You also began to blow raspberries!

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You teethed like crazy this month. Your days were filled with drool (you are my first drooling baby!) and chewing on anything you could get your hands on!

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This month, you became so curious. You had to explore and look at everything!

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Your eating and sleeping habits remained the same. You nursed every 3-4 hours during the day, and the stretches between feedings were much longer at night. You continued to (mostly) sleep through the night, and you took marathon naps! Often, you would take 5-6 hour naps! All your naps are in your crib, but I admit to falling asleep while feeding you at night. What can I say? You are a little snuggle bug (Daddy calls you that!), and I can't resist cuddling with you! I know just how fast you'll grow up.

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Some of your favorite toys this month were your Taggies Elephant, your duck ball, and your jumperoo! You love jumping in it, and you have really strong legs from using it so much! You also love it when we hold you in front of a mirror. You can't stop smiling when you see our reflections!

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You began rolling much more this month. You knew you could do it, and you did it often!

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Another new thing is the thumb sucking! You began to give up your pacifier at night, and choose your thumb, instead.

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You are one of the most easy-going babies I've ever met. You go with the flow, and are happy to do so.

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What I love most about you is your happiness. You wake up with the biggest smile on your face, and that smile never stops! You love to interact with people, and are quick to offer up a big grin! Keep smiling, baby girl, because that smile lights up our lives!

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Happy 4 months, Liliana. I hope one day you will realize just how much you're loved!!!

13 comments:

  1. Awh, I love these updates. She is just too cute! =)

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  2. I can't get over how much hair she is getting..it's really starting to fill in. She's just adorable :)

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  3. Just a total doll! Love that smile!

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  4. These pictures are just the cutest! What an incredible blessing! This is beautiful and I hope you do Blog 2 Print or something to capture all of these great pictures and your loving words in a book! I hope you are well! Have a great day my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  5. awww she is so sweet. happy 4 mo lily..

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  6. happy 4th cutey Lily! You are growing more like Dylan :)

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  7. What a little cutie pie. Four months already? Wow.

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  8. very cute folks and id like to wish all of you a merry Christmas. Richard

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  9. I love her shirt- what an absolute doll!

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  10. your family is absolutely adorable! happy 4 months to your little gal!

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  11. I love how she takes everything in with her pretty blue eyes.

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  12. I am so in love with these post. Hub doesnt understand why I am on the computer, randomly tearing up...

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