I was a little late taking Annabeth's four month pictures with Big Pink Bear, but we have been busy bees this week. Mom kept the kids while we went to see Night at the Museum 2 on Wednesday. Last night we had our first Metro Live. It was really cool and I'm gonna love having that to look forward to every week. Tonight we went to our neighborhood pool with two other families and had lots of fun. We had pizza delivered there and feasted on fruit and brownie-cookie bars. Annabeth got in the water for the first time. Sadly, I have no pictures. She was stinking cute though. And she didn't mind, and maybe even liked, the water. Jackson had the time of his life. He has been so hyped up lately. I think he shouted or squealed 75% of his words today. If you have a son whose energy makes other parents marvel, and you survived him at three years of age, I welcome any advice you have for me.
And now here is my daughter in her four month preciousness.
I'm in love with her and with those jammies.
This is the Baby Minnie I got her at Hollywood Studios. They had all the characters as babies. I wanted them all!
My baby's not a whole lot bigger than Minnie.
Don't worry! She doesn't wear her bow to bed. It was just for pictures.
Annabeth started sucking her thumb last month. She's very serious about it.
Maybe it was a coping mechanism stemming from all the Big Pink Bear pictures.
She's pretending he's not there.
Oh, now she wants to cuddle!
Four Month Stats:
13 lbs. 12 oz. - 50-75%
24.5 inches - 50-75%
head circumference - 10-25% (Jackson's head was small, too.)
-"Five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact." For real. If you look her in the eye and talk to her, she smiles so big and loves to talk back.
-Watching her brother.
-Taking little naps on the couch next to mommy.
-Escaping tummy time by rolling onto her back. Her first roll was on May 13. I know that because she rolled on the same day as Baby Clara and I went back on Sunni's blog and looked up the day.
-Spending a few minutes at a time in her Bumbo seat or bouncy seat.
-Mommy getting smart and ordering cheaper hair accessories from Etsy.
-Being away from mommy too long.
-More than 3 minutes of tummy time.
-Her 4 month shots. So sad.
-Spitting up. Oh wait, she doesn't care. That's my dislike.
-Headbands that break after one use and snobby boutiques that give Mommy a hard time when she tries to return them.
-Only having a dirty diaper every 3 days. Look out when it comes!
Sleeps: 12 hours at night. Her bedtime is about 8:30, at which time she starts fussing.
Eats: Every 3-4 hours.
Things I love about her:
-When someone else is holding her and she hears my voice, she cranes her neck and looks every which way until she locks eyes with me. She has reacted that way to my voice since she was a newborn.
-How she "talks."
-Her dramatic, pitiful, girly cries.
-Her beautiful eyes and fuzzy head.
-The slow blink when she's smiling really big.
-How she has so much head control when I hold her upright. She's adorable when she's looking around at everything. I still love the little head bobs though.
-The smell of her Pampers Swaddlers. (Obviously not when they're dirty.)
-I love that I got to buy her some toys (rattles) yesterday. I also pimped out her playmat and now she has a little doo-da hanging from every available spot. She loves it.
Annabeth, you are such a joy. What a happy 4 months it has been! We love you!