I mean, really! It seems like just days ago that we were bringing her home from the hospital, and now she isn't even a newborn any more!
You move too fast.
Love, The Naptown Organizer.
Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled business, here's what my sweet little baby has been doing recently:
- Sucking her thumb!
Little Lady has definitely become a thumb sucker, just like her older brother. At this time, she has begun to refuse a pacifier completely, although (thankfully!) she will still take a bottle for DH while I'm at work. At some times, Little Lady will suck on her whole hand, either left or right. But when she is actually sucking her thumb, she only prefers the left hand. I was laughing a little bit inside the other day as we trekked through a busy grocery store with two somewhat tired babes each sucking on their thumb yesterday. Guess all those pacifiers we bought the first time around were really a waste of money for our family!
- Sleeping, like whoa.
Little Lady has also followed her brother's lead and continues to be an excellent night time sleeper. She will typically go to sleep between 6 and 8 p.m. at this point. Most nights at this point, she sleeps until about 4 or 5 a.m. for a feeding but will go back to sleep after for a few more hours. Holy flipping cupcakes that is amazing. Naps, however? That's a different story. Little Lady will nap a few times a day when in the optimum environment. When it is just me, Little Man, and Little Lady at home, she will nap pretty well for me. (Pretty well for a four month old being several short naps, maybe 45 minutes to an hour each.) But when there is any commotion going on or DH is home with the kids on the weekends while I work, naps are anyone's guess. If you guessed few and far between, you've won! Lol.
- Happy smiles, giggles, & belly laughs
|One of the only pouty faces I've been able to catch!|
|Feel free to ignore my goofy grin that her laughter caused! :)|
I've commented on this before, but during the infrequent times when Little Lady is fussy, one of the only things that will calm her (other than nursing) is being worn. No matter which carrier I've chosen to use at the time, Little Lady just snuggles right on up to my chest and cuddles in for a nap. On nights that she has decided she isn't quite ready for bed at bedtime, our baby carriers and slings have become my number one go-to guy.
- Rolling, reaching, & playing
Most recently, Little Lady has decided that she doesn't want to be a little babe any more, and she's been stepping up her game developmentally. Little lady has found a new love of toys, and will hold a toy I give to her. She will also at times transfer it back and forth between her hands, although I'm not sure how much of that is purposeful just yet. Also currently, she has been rolling from belly to back and from back to side. I think she may have rolled once or twice from back to belly at this point, but sometimes my second time mama brain can't remember in which position I sat her in the first place, so I'm not sure. Little Lady also has been really trying hard to sit up. When we lay her back too far, she pulls her little head and chest up and attempts to pull herself up to a seated position. She loves to sit in my lap and watch everything that Little Man is doing while he plays. And lastly, speaking of Little Man...
- Loving on her brother.
I recently posted about Little Man being so gentle and doting to his baby sister, but the love is definitely reciprocated. Little Lady watches him like a hawk, and doles out smiles to Little Man any time he looks her way as well as DH & I. Little Man loves to "tummy time, Mama!" with Little Lady, and when he does, she has to have a hand on him. Whether it is his gentle holding of her hand or Little Lady reaching out to hold his shoulder, she always wants to know that he is right there with her. Melts my heart people, I tell ya!