Thursday, May 5, 2011

4 Months Old!

For Indie's 4 month old birthday, she got a double chin, two thunder thighs and some roly poly biceps. Oh, and let's not forget calves that pretty much fold over her ankles. You'd never know this was a low birth weight baby, that's for sure. Trey and I both feel like she's totally chunked out since we moved out to Charlotte, which was just over 3 weeks ago. I just love squishing all that chub. And go ahead and judge me, I pierced her ears.At her 4 month appointment, she weighed in at 13lbs even and 24 inches long. I don't remember the percentages because this doctor out here doesn't really get specific, just does ranges. I think her head was in the 10-25th percentile. That's too big of a range for me to take them seriously with anything. My favorite part about her appointment was when the doctor asked me how much time she is spending on her tummy. I was proud to report that she can stand it about 6 minutes a day now, real improvement! The doctor then went on to tell me that she should be on her tummy for 3 hours a day. I just laughed. No way in H-E double hockey sticks that that will ever happen.

Since moving out here, Indie has backtracked a little on her night sleeping so we are in the process of fixing that as soon as possible. My eyes burn all day long as my night's sleep has likewise backtracked. Aside from that, she's smiling all the time now and loves squealing and kicking her legs to Ellen. She gets the whole kitchen wet when I bathe her because she just loves to kick those legs. She absolutely hates riding in the car, I think because she needs constant entertainment and staring at the back of the car is not that cool. My rotator cuff is frequently sore from reaching back and putting her binky in her mouth. Needless to say, I now hate riding in the car too. Notice a pattern? If Indie doesn't do it or doesn't like it, neither does mom.


Jenna said...

Oh my gosh, I miss her. And you. Maybe it's time to come home. I love all the videos you send me!

Krista said...

That's a good comment. I find that so true with anything. Kids rule the home for awhile. I can't wait to see her again. She will have changed so much. Keep up the pictures.

amyswor said...

Was searching for a GF's blog and came across yours. Started reading and came across your post about making the decision to go and having your dd's ears pierced. I think you were a smart and thoughtful mommy for piercing your girl ears early.

Admittedly, I know a lot of people have strong feelings when to pierce a child’s ear. “Let them decide” is being replaced by parental decision when mommy intuition knows, “earlier is better” from either personal or friend’s experiences of unpleasant childhood ear piercing.

I think it just depends on your own personal choice whether or not you wish your baby or little girl to have pierced ears.

Congrats on making a great decision on behalf of your dd's. I think babies with earrings are the cutest things. It celebrates their femininity and femaleness. After all, they are little girls. Our ped encouraged to have our dd done as an infant too. She gave me some tips for "Care of Newly Pierced Ears."

Promise your girls will thank you later for the "gift of pierced ears" as an infant. If you or any mom would like any of our ped’s care tips for infants, then don’t hesitate to write me an e-mail.


Ryan + Jess said...

don't even worry about tummy time. at least you are trying! my kids all hated it and would last 30 seconds. and guess what? they tuned out fine :)

she is adorable, btw

Shea Smith said...

Oh she is still just a little peanut!! I miss her..and you too!! Im glad I held her so much the last day we hung out. Next time I hold her she isn't going to want to cuddle. :( Can't wait for you guys to come back.

Anonymous said...

I am totally judging you haha ;) Little Indie is so cute I love her little squeal laugh!