Ava Grace turned 4 months old on Friday and had her 4 month well visit today! :-) She got rave reviews as always!
She's always up to something these days...
She learns something new almost every day!
She loves making noises with her lips and blowing spit bubbles - it's her new favorite sound to make! It makes us laugh every time!
She has discovered her toes and they are her new favorite toy!
She usually has her hands on her toes or in her mouth! She still loves her paci when she's sleepy, but the rest of the time she'd rather be chattering at us or chewing on toys and fingers... with a preference to fingers, of course.
She smiles all of the time and is starting to giggle more and more.
She's getting better at sucking her thumb. She also likes to suck her index finger. :-)
Her size is leveling out! She's 13.5 lbs (35%) and 24 inches long (28%). Dr. Johnson is very happy with her growth and says she's just petite! :-)
She's sleeping great! She goes to bed on her own every night at 7:00 and sleeps until 5:30 (ish). She often needs help getting her Paci back in once or twice, but usually not until the early morning - and hour or so before she wakes. Naps are still a work in progress. She goes down in her crib, but usually wakes often, so when I can get a nice long hour or two out of her for a nap, it comes in 15 - 30 minute intervals with me patting her back down and popping the paci in. :-) Dr. Johnson said most babies either nap good or sleep good at night, but rarely do both at this age! He said she'll get better in a few months, but right now sleeping good at night and cat napping during the day is just fine!
Overall, we are pleased as punch with our little doodlebug! She's growing like a little weed and meeting all her milestones on time or early and we are so happy about that!
We have lots coming up in the next few weeks! We'll be meeting her plastic surgeon for our first visit and to schedule our first surgery - exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. We'll also head back to Dr. Johnson for the rest of her vaccinations over the next 4 weeks. We aren't following a traditional vaccine schedule, but are spacing them out instead. We'll also be trying our rice cereal soon and we'll try to bridge back down off of her super expensive formula to see if she can tolerate the much cheaper "sensitive" formula! :-) Lots of exciting stuff!