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Friday, July 29, 2011

4 months

My sweet Lainey bug you are now 4 months old! 1/3 of the way to a year! I can't believe it. Time is moving so quickly. We had your 4 month check up a couple of days ago and your stats were:
weight: 13 lbs 3 oz (43%)
length: 25 1/4 in. (83%)
head circumference: 15 1/2 ( 17%)
So it looks like you're long and skinny...hmm....

Some things you've accomplished in your short 4 months:
- eat 4.5 - 5 oz, although sometimes more
-sleep 10 hours a night!! :)
-smiling a lot, it's the best in the morning when I go and get you out of bed and as soon as you see me a big smile comes across your face. It's simply the best.
-grasping objects (can grab Mommy's hair very well)
-reaching for objects
-hold up head and chest while on tummy
-roll from back to side
-roll from back to tummy (you do this very well in your crib but many times you get stuck on your tummy)
-roll from tummy to back (haven't seen this yet but your Nana did)
-sit up in your bumbo
-sit up and play in your jumperoo
-stand up while being supported
-laughing aloud (brings me such joy to hear!)
-squeal with delight (girl, you got some lungs!)
-make awesome spit bubbles
-blow raspberries
-talking a lot, saying "oooo" (as in "moo"), hmmm (like a lil grunt), "maaaam", "eee" (short e sound), "eeeaahh", "iiyyiiyi"
-hold Mommy's hand and go from sitting to standing (sometimes)
-bring objects to your mouth and slobber all over them

Things you like:
-being outside
-sucking your fingers
- listening to Mommy sing
-watching tv w/dad
-being in your jumperoo
-looking at books
-grabbing objects
-dancing around with Mommy and Daddy
-looking at yourself in the mirror
-sitting up or standing
-facing out so you can see while your being held

Things you don't like:
-being by yourself
-cold water
-sitting in your car seat for too long
-loud, sudden noises

You are the best baby and I love you more and more each day. I am in such awe of you and love watching you explore and learn about your surroundings. I am so blessed to be your Mommy! I love you Lainey bug!

Lainey at 1 week w/Shala

Lainey at 4 mos w/Shala

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

1st time in pool

Well I am behind on blogging about a month behind. You had your first adventure in the pool at Nana and Pops' house on Tues June 28, 2011. It was a nice cool 100 degree weather day so we took you for a dip. You loved the water!! I was so impressed by how well you did. You just sat in the water while Mommy held you and look all around. You had some serious expressions every so often so I assume you were deeply analyzing this new world around you. Nana got out a rubber ducky and you would play with it. That is until you lost your grip and ducky would float away as you just watched helplessly. You stayed outside in the water for about an hour until Mommy got tired and was ready to dry off. I think you could have stayed longer. (Sorry I was such a wimp) Since then you've gotten in the pool two more times and have done just as well on those occassions. I hope this means you'll love the water and not be afraid of it and want to have lots of swim times!

The last few weeks

Here are the last few weeks in pictures. I really need to improve on my blogging!

Pretty girl


Nana and Lainey

Happy 4th of July!


Meeting Papa for the first time.

Tummy time!

Lainey and Mommy

Hanging and watching tv with Dad