Sunday, April 29, 2012

4 months (adjusted)

Here is Cameron's 4 month adjusted update!

Adjusted age: 4 months

Actual age: 7 months, 5 days

Weight: 12 lb, 6 oz

Height: Around 23 inches

Diaper size: 1

Clothing size: 3-6 months

Medications/medical concerns: Vitamin D daily. She did have a UTI and just finished antibiotics for that. Hopefully she doesn't have any recurrent UTIs but it is something we definitely have to watch out for, and if she does she will have further testing to see if there is a bladder/kidney issue.

Sleep: Bedtime is 8:30, usually she goes down without a fight but lately she has started having crying fits just before bed. Nothing I do consoles her so I just rock her and cuddle with her while she cries it out. It lasts maybe 10-20 minutes but I feel horrible not knowing what's wrong. She wakes up between 8 and 8:30 now, which is earlier than she used to. Still getting up twice every night to eat. She takes 3-4 naps during the day, with her long nap from 11-1. Sleeping on the angelcare monitor in her pack n play either on her back or her side.

Eating: Still exclusively nursing. Her weight gain has been steady and we go for a weight check the first week of May but I imagine they will be happy with it and will not want us to supplement with fortified milk at all. She eats every 2-3 hours all day. At night after she goes down for the first time she goes a 4-5 hour stretch. Then she goes another 4-5 hour stretch usually. She goes back down once more before getting up in the morning. It takes her about 10 minutes to nurse, sometimes only 5 if she's not that hungry.

Developmental milestones: Wow has there been a lot going on in this department. Her development has been explosive. She rolls over from belly to back and from back to belly. It took her longer to master back to belly as her arm would get in the way but she can do a complete roll now without her arm getting in the way. She is just a rolling machine, I can't put her down on the floor anymore without her traveling several feet, rolling over and over only for me to find her 4 or 5 feet away from where she started. She is starting to babble and squeal, every month her noises become much more diverse. She is very, very vocal these days and is starting to smile at people other than myself and Josh. She is just starting to develop a very early laugh, she chuckled a tiny bit a couple of times and squeals a little bit when she thinks something is exciting or funny but nothing consistent yet. I don't think it will be long before she is consistently laughing. Also blowing raspberries is just hilarious to her. She loves it so much when Josh and I do it and does it right back. She definitely has started imitating to an extent. Now she doesn't even blow raspberries just after Josh and I but she is doing it all the time. She sure does love blowing bubbles and spitting and sticking her tongue out. The phase of life where she wants everything in her mouth has begun. She is starting to grab onto toys which is very exciting!! She wants to grab them and immediately put them in her mouth. She loves to lay on her playmat and look at all the toys above her which she grabs onto and then quickly gets frustrated that she can't bring them down to her mouth. She is starting to get into teethers and loves to hold them and chew on them. She has also really figured out how much she enjoys her fingers. It's getting to the point where she is gagging herself all day every day because she wants to stick them so far back in her mouth. She is going longer stretches during the day without naps and has shortened the amount of time she sleeps at night. Some days she drops a nap but others she still needs it. Soon she will permanently be dropping one I think. It's safe to say I am really, really enjoying this age. She is so much more interactive and every day it is something new with her. I am loving all the new things she is learning and she just gets cuter and more fun to be around all the time. The newborn stage really did last a long time for us so it's very exciting to finally get lots of new development.

Best moment this month: I think when she rolled from belly to back. She hated tummy time and I thought she would never roll over. But then one day she popped her head up and just pushed herself over. Tummy time no longer exists because the second you put her down on her belly she just rolls over :)


  1. You can really tell how good her head control is in this picture. She's so sweet <3.

  2. Happy 4 months miss Cam - you are sweeter then ever and getting so big :D