My baby is 4 months old today...how is that possible? It feels like just yesterday we brought her home from the hospital. Although I love seeing her grow and develop, my mommy heart grieves the loss of each stage. I've realized that I am a baby person. I absolutely ADORE my babies' first year of life. The innocence, pure sweetness...I just can't get enough.
This past month has been a glorious month for Campbell Mae. She started sleeping through the night right around 3 months (conveniently when I had to go back to work). Nothing like feeling refreshed after a full nights rest. Nothing. I actually usually wake her up at 7:30 to feed her.
She also started napping better in between feedings, like 1-2 hours in between each feeding. She still has been nursing every 3 hours with her last feeding around 10.
When she sticks to her schedule, she is the happiest, laid back, good natured baby. She rarely cries, and when she does, I usually know exactly what's wrong (she is usually tired). She still loves her bouncer (a little less), and absolutely LOVES sitting in the bumbo. I think she likes seeing what's going on around her. When I lay her on her back, she always strains to sit. She doesn't mind her car seat.
She is a smily girl, but at times can be a little stingy with her smiles. She smiles at me often which is all I really care about. :) I am determined to make her ticklish...she's slowly warming up to the idea. She is learning to laugh but still hasn't given me a full-out belly laugh. It's coming...I'm sure of it.
She is wearing 3-6 month or 6 months clothes and fits comfortably in 9 month pants. The girl has a serious belly. And chunky thighs. Oh does she have chunky thighs. We're still squeezing her in size 2 diapers (mainly because I bought too many), but I'm sure we'll move on to 3s soon.
She is always clasping her hands together and recently started sucking on her bottom lip. I also find her occasionally sucking her thumb which I think is stinking adorable but I'm always torn on whether or not to replace her thumb with her paci.
When we had two kids, I seriously could not imagine life with a third. How would she fit? Would I have enough to give to another child? And yet, she has made my heart overflow with more love than I thought possible. Can't imagine life without my sweet girl.