Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Claire 4 months

Last Monday Claire turned 4 months and I am just getting to updating her info! I have managed to lose our camera so I was holding off to add some pictures. Unfortunately I cannot find it so cell phone quality pictures will have to work for now.

Claire had her 4 month checkup and shots yesterday. She is now 15 pounds (63%) and 25 inches long (68%)! It is absolutely amazing how quickly babies grow and change. I am so glad I am soaking it all in this time more than ever. She did wonderful with shots, no fevers or much fussiness and she didn't even need tylenol!

At 4 months Claire is sleeping like a champ! I couldn't be happier with this. Typically she goes to bed between 8 and 9 and sleep until 7. The last 2 nights it has been 7-7:30pm to 7 am! I love a baby who loves her sleep! In turn, our nap schedule is not always the best and she is a very light sleeper during the day but I'll take it.

She is still 100% breastmilk for feedings but also started eating rice cereal Sunday. She LOVED it and tore it up! I expected some resistance or funny face but she acted like she has been eating from a spoon since she was born. She does want to take over the spoon so we are still super messy.

Cloth diapering is still on track, we even got a blue jean pattern one. Pictures to come if I ever find that camera! She is still in small size but I need to start preparing for the next size up. If we do not have more babies or have a boy, I will have quite a diaper sale!

Rolling over is not a priority for this girl! I know she is capable of it but she just does not care. She has rolled from belly to back several times but probably not for a month. She will roll from her back almost all the way over to belly then just lay there. All she needs is a swing of one leg and she would be over. She gets floor time everyday but could probably use more. I am just afraid for her since she is likely to have big sisters doing cartwheels over her head, no joke!

Claire can grab and hold onto almost everything now. It is amazing to watch this develop, it literally happens overnight. One day she realized she could do it and nothing within reach is safe! And of course, it all goes straight to her mouth.

With all of this good comes some bad. We have a problem.....of a big kind. I have never dealt with this with any of our babies......we have a thumb sucker! She seems to go for it while sleeping but she is just so cute doing it!!

And look at that nice round head, I know my anencephaly mommies understand! I don't think I will ever take that for granted again, it could be the size of a bowling ball for all I care, as long as it's all there!


  1. beautiful head. ;)
    I LOVE her sleeping schedule, what a champ!

  2. Both of my girls sucked their thumbs early on. Hannah outgrew it, but unfortunately Mary still does. So, Claire might outgrow it...don't fret too much yet.

  3. What a cutie! Caiden was the exact same size yesterday at his appt. Funny! He's still up twice most nights though! I too love that perfect round head and find myself marveling at Caiden's sometimes - and thanking God for it. And then thinking - if only.... Great to hear she is loving cereal and hard to believe it's that time already. They grow up way too fast!

  4. She is too adorable! I love these pictures! It took a while for Amelia to decide that rolling was a good thing. I didn't push it too much. Now she is all over the place by rolling.

  5. Such a doll! They really do grow up quick. Seems like Lainey was born just yesterday!