Wednesday, August 21, 2013

4 Months

Four months old, on Sunday.  It's going so fast just like everyone tells me.  Bayden is doing great.  She weighed 11 pounds 7.5 ounces yesterday and is 21 1/2 inches long.

Eating:  She eats a little over 4 ounces if she has a bottle, but she finally got really good at nursing a few weeks ago.  I love that I don't have to wash as many bottles and pumping equipment and the bonding time of course too.  She was eating 7 times a day but lately is back up to 8 because of her sleeping schedule.

Sleeping:  Bayden has slept through the night (8-9 hours) for 4 nights in a row now!  I'm hoping this schedule keeps up as I start back at work next week.  She takes short naps during the day.  She eats, plays, and then sleeps for about 30 - 45 minutes and then does it all over again.

Playing:  Her favorite toy is this little light up kitty., always makes her smile.  She has also figured out how to move her toys on her bouncy seat by kicking her legs.  She doesn't really hold on to toys yet, but loves to hold on to her clothes, blankets, or burp rags.  She also really likes the tv....

Clothes:  I had to buy a tote to start putting clothes that are too small for her in.  This is so sad for me.  All her newborn clothes are in there and a few of the 0-3 months too.  She wears mostly 3 months clothes, but a few 3-6 months fit.  There a few of my favorites that I will squeeze her into a few more times.

Medical:  We went to see her nicu doctor on Monday.  He took her off the caffeine medicine.  Hopefully this goes well and she can be off the monitor in another month.  He wants her growing faster so he still wants her to have 2-3 bottles of a high calorie formula a day.  I decided to have daycare give her these bottles beings they will provide formula.  Hopefully only another month of this too.  He was impressed with how active she is and she is meeting milestones for her corrected age (due date).  She has a flat spot on her head because she has a stiff neck so she will be starting occupational therapy this week to try and fix this.  Poor lil gal can't catch a break.

Lake time:  Last weekend we were at the lake with some friends.  This was her first trip to the lake.  She enjoyed the fresh air and the action of the bigger kids who just love her.  She got out the start of a giggle while we were there.  She also attended her first style show put on by our friends' daughters.  This gave Daddy a sneak peak at things little girls like to do!

Here are some pics!

Sharing lots of toys with B.  She was sticky from all his kisses last weekend!

enjoying the lake in the shade

training in a baby sitter

caught a smile!

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