Being Brickner : Waverly Maye's Four Month Report

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Waverly Maye's Four Month Report



Age:  Four months.

Height:  (Chalkboard is wrong!) ... 23 1/2 inches, 5th Percentile

Weight:  (Wrong again!) ... 12.11 lbs., 30th Percentile

Milestones:  SO many this month.  I seriously feel like Waverly hits a new milestone every day.  Her smiles have become bigger and brighter than ever, and have gradually turned into laughs (that make my heart melt each time).  She continues to squeal,  but even louder!  She gets so excited when her daddy gets home from work that it almost sounds like she is shrieking from joy!  Waverly is now really into her toys.  She grabbed her first toy, her Sophie, and also likes any toy with music.  Her favorite of the baby gear is definitely her Jumparoo, as it is the first apparatus that she will sit in longer than 15 minutes (She does still love to be held!).  But in her defense, she does much better in her car seat now and has even kept herself happy in it while Mommy drives on several occasions. And she has also been known to ride in that nice Uppababy stroller on a few separate trips to the mall.

Sleep:  Waverly Maye is still our good sleeper.  Although naps are still not scheduled during the day, she continues to go to bed without a bit of a fight each night.  She only wakes once a night, and is now up for a shorter amount of time before she goes back down in the swing.  Yes, I admit it.  She still sleeps in the swing next to our bed ... Although I have every intention of transitioning her to her crib soon.  Really, I even ordered a new monitor to help ME adjust. The goal is for her to be in the crib by her 5 month report.  During the day, it is definitely harder to get Waverly to sleep (I don't think she wants to miss anything - she is quite the social butterfly).  She likes to be held while she naps and we likevto hold her, so this has pretty much been her routine.  I will sometimes hold her in the carrier while she sleeps.  We are going to try to be better about this, too!  We just love being around her so much!

Eating:  Waverly has no problems breastfeeding, and our breastfeeding dates on the recliner remain one of my favorite times of the day.  She has gotten faster during the day and the middle of the night feeding, but we still have our "cuddle" feeding each night before she goes to bed.  She is definitely way better at taking the bottle, but knows just how she likes it.  It has to be the perfect temperature, and after about two hours after her last feeding.

Favorite Moments:  I am pretty sure I said this last month, but each day continues to get better and better. It is so rewarding to watch her grow, become more interested in her surroundings, and to learn how to do new things.  I am still amazed each time she grabs onto a toy, even though she has been able to for a couple of weeks now.  I love, love her smile and how it is turning into a screeching laugh!  She is cuter each day!

Worst Moments:  I can't think of anything negative, except having to leave her every morning for work.  I miss her like crazy each day, and hate missing special moments ... But feel lucky to be home by three everyday.

Extra Comments:  The holidays are right around the corner, and with Waverly Maye, I am definitely looking forward to them more than ever.  I know she won't understand or remember them this year, but I will obviously take lots of pictures to share with her one day.  And for my husband and I, this special time of year that we have always enjoyed will be that much more special ... and definitely has a new meaning. Can't wait.



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