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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Avalon Elle: Four Months

Our Avalon baby is four months old.  FOUR!  I can't believe that last year at this time we were just finding out that she was in my belly & now, here she is, just as perfect as can be.


So this month!  There are so many things to love about this age, mostly watching Avalon learn a little bit more every single day.  It's so crazy to watch and just so much fun.  She has definitely found her voice over the last couple of weeks, she will squeal & coo forever and it's the absolute cutest.  We thought she might be the quiet one but as it turns out, she is just as animated as the rest of us, she just lets it out more when big sister isn't around (maybe so she can actually be heard!).  Speaking of big sister, Avalon loves Waverly more than ever.  She breaks into a smile anytime Waverly walks into the room, especially after a nap or early in the morning, and sometimes we just sit back & watch her little eyes follow her big sister everywhere she goes.  It's seriously the sweetest, nothing makes me happier than the two of them together.

We put Avalon in the jumparoo for this first time this month, she loves it & will actually stay in it for a good twenty minutes, which is a really big deal for us!  She also still loves the bumbo, but seems to be over the bouncer and gets pretty bored of it within a couple minutes.  I think she will be an early sitter & will be one happy girl when she can, laying down flat has just never been her thing.  By far, her favorite place to be is held, she is definitely our snuggler and prefers touch over anything else.  She also found her hands a few weeks ago & hasn't turned back since.  This is all new territory for us, Waverly never really cared about sucking her fingers or even putting toys to her mouth, but if Avalon is awake, there is something near those little lips.  And she is drooling.  Like crazy!  Like five outfits a day because everything is soaking wet crazy. 

Sleep has been all over the place lately, we aren't sure if it's the four month sleep regression (my husband does not believe in those regressions, but I am always googling them!  Tell me someone else is going through this and there is a reason, haha!), or just a random phase.  Either way, it's definitely been challenging.  Naps over an hour are pretty much non-existent, some days the only real sleep she sees is the time in her car seat on the way to & from an errand.  She LOVES to be on the boob and would sit and comfort nurse all day if I let her, so I think she is chalking that up to her nap time. :)  That's obviously not realistic so we are really trying to work through it, the good news is that even without sleep, she is such a happy baby.  She smiles all day long, to anyone really, and is just the absolute sweetest little thing.

Avalon's four month appointment is next week, so I don't know her height or weight right now, yet my guess is she is still small!  We are still primarily in 0-3 month clothes, and even a lot of those are big on her.  When we are out, almost everyone comments on how small she is, but we love that about her because she can stay our little baby for longer (and her clothes can last longer, too!).  She still looks so much like Waverly did, it's really so amazing to look back on pictures.  I will have to share a comparison post soon!

Avalon Elle, we just adore everything about you and are so thankful that you are ours.  Keep on being you, we just can't get enough!


Hoping you are having a wonderful week!
XO

19 comments:

  1. She looks like such a happy little baby! You make it all look easy :)

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  2. happy Four Months little Avalon!!! You're getting so big (even thought that your mom says that you're so small) but well the important is that you're growing and you're a very happy girl!! http://upanddowninvenezuela.blogspot.com/

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  3. Four months, no way!!!! I feel like you just told us you were pregnant and then she just showed up!!!! Wow, such a beautiful lil girl, love that she loves the jumparoo. Kids in those things are the CUTEST!

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  4. She is absolutely the most precious thing I've ever seen, and she looks JUST LIKE Waverly in that picture in the Boppy!!! Whoa!!! I seriously could have written this - short naps, hates to lay down, talking like crazy...I think they would be BFFs in real life. ;)

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  5. Four months?! How is this possible? But seriously, she gets cuter and cuter by the minute. I love her sweet little smile!

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  6. I 100% believe in the 4 month sleep regression! Liam never recovered, but I have hope for Finn. Some people also call it the 4 month wakeful a because it only lasts the month! It's crazy how much less you stress with #2 though; everything will sort its self out!

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  7. Ohh that sweet happy baby! She is so precious! (and has the best hair acessories!) Happy 4 months!

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  8. That last photo?? Melt my heart! As a boy Mom I didn't get to enjoy the pink, floral or accessories so I love seeing what girl Moms come up with to create the next generation of fashionistas.

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  9. 0-3 oh sweetness!! What a precious peanut!

    Mabel found her voice this month too. Except she's content to shout over big sis. I'm basically never going to get to talk again :p

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  10. Oh my word, I could just eat her with a spoon!! She is a doll baby!! This just about made my ovaries explode.

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  11. Oh sweet Avalon!! Love all of the pictures. She is so happy. I think it's the best thing ever when the littlist loves their big brother or sister so much. Emmy lights up when Cam is around! It's so cool to see.

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  12. She really is the sweetest and cutest little thing, I can tell just by looking at those pictures. Four months just seems like such a cute age. :) (I don't have any kids yet, so I wouldn't know.) I love her name, too, which I have liked since she was born, but it is just the sweetest name, Avalon Elle. Love it. ;)

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  13. My goodness she's beautiful! and those eyes!!

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  14. I'm new to your blog and she is just absolutely gorgeous! What a sweet little girl :)

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  15. Oh my gosh she is just the cutest!
    There are so many similarities between Avalon and Julia! I'm already worried about the hands in the mouth - if Julia's hands make their way to her mouth they are in her mouth. And comfort nursing? All. The. Time. When Scott gets home I hand her off because I feel like she's spent the entire day latched on.
    I sure hope your sleep gets better. I'm totally a believer in the regressions!
    Happy 4 Months sweet little lady!

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  16. hahaha! so funny that your husband doesn't believe in sleep regressions. my husband doesn't believe in growth spurts!!
    my baby is 3 weeks-ish older than avalon and he was sleeping GREAT until he hit four months. suddenly we're up every three hours again. hopefully he'll go back to waking once a night soon.
    i really wonder if it's because they're suddenly starting to develop more and be more aware? who knows. all i know is that i want sleep!!

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