Sunday, February 26, 2012

4 months

Peighton Joy, you are 4 months old today! This has been the most blessed 4 months of my life and you bring so much happiness to our home.

Here is what you have been doing in the last few weeks:

You finally found your toes. You spend so much time looking at them with a look of curiosity and finally you grabbed them! You have yet to put them in your mouth like you did while in my tummy.
Just a few days ago you got your first boo boo when one of the doggies accidentally scratched you. You, me, and daddy all cried. A few minutes later you were ok and playing with the doggy again.
Your sleeping has changed A LOT and mommy is exhausted. Since the day you turned 3 months you stopped sleeping through the night. You're waking up every 3.5-4 hours to eat and then fall back to sleep. I am hoping this is just sleep regression and not because you're not getting enough food during the day.
You are becoming so independent these days and you love to plat with your toys and sit up like a big girl.
You are always happy unless you are tired or hungry. You love to smile at daddy and giggle at the dogs. You are such a daddy's girl already.

You are starting to allow me to put you down more often. Which means mommy gets more stuff done during the day, but I still love to hold you and cuddle.
You love your jumper and all the toys that you can reach while playing in it. It also gives you a better view of the doggies so you can watch them play and it gives them better access to give you kisses :)
You are definitely not camera shy. When you see me pick up my phone and point it for a picture you instantly smile and do so until I put it down. This was yesterday and you can probably tell daddy got you dressed :) we love him!
You still love bath time, but you do not like it when I take you out and have to dry you off. I think you get cold so the lotion, diaper, dry hair process is super fast so you don't cry too much. You usually get a bath around 7:30 pm and fall asleep shortly after.

You are SO close to rolling over. You get your entire bottom half of your body turned and then get stuck on your arm. I know you will be rolling over very soon.

You just started doing a fake cough to get us to look at you. You just started this two days ago.

You are only nursing and nursing on demand. Which you usually demand every 3-4 hours!

This month you took your first "road trip". We went to a town called Cuchara about an hour away from our house to visit our favorite burger place. The trip took a little longer because you were so hungry and we had to pull over to feed you.

You still hate your car seat. You are slowly becoming easier to entertain while in it, but after a few minutes you realize what I'm doing and start demanding to get out! I usually carry about 6 toys for you to play with and lots of noisy musical toys as well.

Tomorrow we will find out how much you weight and your length. You are also getting your 4 month immunizations. We do not like this part, but we also want you healthy and strong.

Our favorite change this month has been that you are more vocal. You love to "talk" to us and blow raspberries to get our attention. You also laugh and smile more than ever before and we love that!!!

I am so thankful for a beautiful daughter. God is so so good!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

So, now that we are only two weeks away from Peighton turning 4 months old I think it's about time I posted about 3 months.

January 26, 2012
Peighton Joy you turned 3 months old
You are doing so many new things and changing more every day.

Here are a few things you have been up to:

You still suck on your thumb. You mostly do this when you're tired and it's the first sign that you need a nap or time for bed. I love to watch you suck your thumb you are so sweet, pure, and innocent.
You celebrated your first Valentine's day!
We tried to get a picture with you and Ellie since you were in the same outfit on Valentine's day, but you both did not want to do anything, but cry. You were tired and I think not feeling well today so a smile was not happening.
We attempted to feed you with a bottle again, but you do not have a clue what you are doing and refuse to even try. It ends in tears every time we attempt to do the bottle. I wish you would let daddy feed you. I know it will happen with time though. You are still only nursing and only on demand. I am not pumping because it is uncomfortable and lately you've been eating every two hours so I really don't have much time for pumping.
You enjoyed your first Superbowl party at Ellie's house (and Brian & Kim's)
You hold your head up perfectly now. You are still not in love with tummy time, but you tolerate it very well for a short period of time.
Daddy & I are in love with all the funny faces you make these days! We love you so much and look forward to watching you grow up.
Valentine's Morning!
Yo are not feeling yourself today. I don't know if it's a growth spurt or if you're coming down with something. You have appeared to be slightly pale today and sleeping a lot. You're not your usual happy, smiling self.
I rock you to sleep now for your naps and many times I do not want to put you down so we cuddle and take naps together.
You are noticing the dogs now and you giggle at them all the time. Makai seems to enjoy napping with you these days as well.
I enjoy staying home with you all day. I look forward to when you wake up in the mornings because you are so full of smiles.
Since the day you turned 3 months you have not been sleeping through the night anymore. You literally started that day waking up several times a night. I think it had something to do with my milk supply. It seemed to be decreasing, but I have worked very hard to get it back to normal. You wake up to nurse and end up sleeping in our bed for a few hours. We are thinking of upgrading to a King size because a queen is just too small for three people.
We bought you the bumbo chair and while many people say it is not safe, we do not ever put you on high surfaces. You seem to enjoy it because you love to sit up and watch the doggies play. Buck seems to enjoy it too because he has better access to sniffing your face and fingers.
On Superbowl Sunday you and Ellie were supposed to spend time in your bumbos while the adults enjoyed eating and football, but of course with little ones that did not go as planned. There were 4 babies at the superbowl party and you each took turned sleeping, crying, laughing, and pooping :)
You recently started HATING your car seat. You scream almost the whole time and instantly stop crying when we take you out. We have tried musical mirrors, toys, my keys, singing, mobiles, and the radio. You simply hate to be in the car seat.
You are the sunshine of our days! We love you more than you will ever understand (maybe when you become a mom yourself).
You have a smile that is contagious!
I love watching you grow and change. You have become so much more involved in conversation and when you see me get the phone ready for a picture you already know to smile. You are getting plenty of practice for when your grandparents take millions of photos of you.
We love you our sweet girl and look forward to seeing you turn in to a beautiful bright eyed young girl.