Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Four months old, all smiles, giggles, and a bit of chunk

Today was not only Sierra's 4 month birthday and her first snow, but her 4 month appointment at the doctor's office.  She weighed in at 13 lbs, 7 1/2 oz, nearly a pound less than her brother at that age.  Her growth curve makes more sense now with her smallish parents.  She's now 50th percentile across the board, weight/height/head circumference.  We decided to only give her one vaccine today because of her awful reaction at 2 months to having 3.  She vomited twice and hardly ate for days after.  So this time we decided to spread them out.  If she tolerates this one well, we'll go back in a couple of weeks for another, etc. etc.  So far so good, but she is fussy today, but was before her doctor's appointment.  I don't know what her deal is, the change in barometric pressure with the snow, a cold, or just not wanting to sleep, but I think she's cried more today than she has in weeks.  She's generally a very happy baby, very giggly and super smiley.  She still can't quite roll from her stomach to her back (but can easily roll from her back to her stomach and gets so mad when she can't get back) but I think it'll happen soon.  She now loves sitting in the Bumbo and is so much more interactive with the world.  She smiles at her brother every time she sees him and gets upset when left alone.  She's so close to sitting propped on her arms and now loves being in the Moby wrap facing out so she can see the world.  She's also finally playing with toys, especially soft ones she can gnaw and droll on.  Lovin' my baby girl more by the day.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

14 weeks-what a change

I just had to blog about the changes I've seen in Sierra in the last week or so.  Suddenly she is Miss Personality.  She giggles when I tickle or kiss her neck, she watches every move her brother makes.  Every time I come into view I get a big smile.  She loves batting at her new play gym and sitting in the Bumbo, but still doesn't like to hold onto toys and play with them.  She's SO close to being able to roll back from her tummy to her back.

The biggest reason I'm blogging is she is definitely going through a growth spurt.  My God, the child is eating nonstop!  She seems to have doubled in size in the last several days and I've cleaned her closet out of size 0-3 month clothes and have pulled out all the 6 month clothing.  She's getting so big so fast.  Speaking of "so big" she giggles with that and if I play pad-a-cake with her.  She's having a relapse with her reflux with this growth spurt, probably due to overeating, spitting up and being overall fussy if laid on her back after eating.  She's also on a nap strike.  Today I couldn't get her to nap more than 10 minutes at a time to save my life.  The last two nights are the first time since giving up dairy that I had to try to get her to sleep at night.  Most nights she's such a good baby she goes right to sleep when Peyton does and sleeps through the night.  She's also waking up at night making for a very tired Mama.

Love my big baby girl.  Sweeter by the day.