Wednesday, November 13, 2013

4 months old

Isa is four months old, but she's so much bigger and stronger than what I thought a four month old would be. She's really good at using her hands, picking things up, and putting them in her mouth, She loves drooling right now also. I'm sure her teeth are coming soon. She's such a good girl, she's so nice to her mom and dad, and it makes it easy to be nice to her.

Isa got her vaccinations the other day, and she was really, really tough. She did cry, but she's such a strong girl. I'm really impressed at how resilient of a small person she is. Her papa held her close after her shots, then her mama nursed her and she fell asleep quickly after nursing. She slept so much and so well for the next couple of days.

She got weighed and measured at the doctor the other day. Her new stats are:

weight: 19 pounds 2 ounces (above the 99th percentile)
length: 27 inches (above the 99th percentile)
head circumference: 17 inches (above the 99th percentile)

Her sleeping habits have changed up a bit lately. She doesn't sleep for longer than an hour for her naps during the day, but she sleeps pretty regularly for 12-13 hours at night. At night, however, she'll only sleep that long with her mama by her side. She starts to get tired around 7, sleeps for a little while on her own, but wakes up without her mama. Then at about 9 I get ready for bed and go lay down with her and she sleeps pretty regularly until between 8 and 8:30 am (with nursing in between, which is not an issue because I am basically asleep when I nurse her).

We are wrapping up the semester. I will get my MA this semester and Patrick will get his at the end of next semester. We are finding juggling parenthood and school has been getting easier, especially with the help of friends. Auntie Em, Uncle Linus and Tia Anna are coming for Thanksgiving, so that should be really fun!

Enjoy these new pictures of Isa, and as always, the most updated pics will be at the link in the upper right corner of this page.