Dear Emma James,
You are 4 months old! How in the world did that happen? I am in shock that I have been a mommy to two kids for 4 months. You have become such a precious baby this month and are becoming quite the ham. We are absolutely crazy about you and you have added so much love to our family.
You started rolling over this month. You have rolled from back to tummy several times but only from your tummy to back 1 or 2 times. Which is so weird because you HATE being on your tummy. Tummy time is so miserable for you. It breaks my heart but I know you need the practice.
You are still swaddled because you haven't rolled over in your swaddle yet. I have tried letting you nap a few times without the swaddle and it's not very successful. It takes you longer to fall asleep and you only stay asleep for 30-45 minutes when you usually take 2 hour naps. You are sleeping wonderfully! You go to bed between 7:00-8:00 and will sleep 11-13 hours at night. You usually cry out about an hour after you go to bed but you put yourself right back to sleep. You are taking 3 naps and sometimes 1 catnap in the evening.
You are starting to play with toys and it's so fun to watch you try so hard to grab at things. You love your little activity gym and the toys that hang from that. You are able to grab them to make the music start playing. You also still love your swing and it is usually where you take your evening catnap. You have found your feet and it is so fun to watch you try and grab them. You have also started paying more attention to Hudson this month. He makes you smile so big and I LOVE that. I can't wait to see y'all's relationship grow and change even more.
You were dedicated at church this month. It was such a special time for our family and I loved that you were the same age that Hudson was when he was dedicated. You have finally started taking a bottle better this month. We decided that you will start getting a bottle once a day and it has made a huge difference. You will even take a bottle from me now. I am so thankful because that means that mommy and daddy can actually go on a kid free date! It's been at least 4 months since that's happened!
Emma James, we love you SO SO much. You are such a chill baby and people always comment on how sweet and quiet you are. You coo all the time but you only cry when you are tired or hungry. We are so humbled that the Lord has entrusted us with you and your crazy big brother.
::4 month stats::
weight: 13 pounds 11 ounces (official stats tomorrow at her 4 month check up)
height: 23 1/2 inches
eating: nursing every 3ish hours (usually 7, 10, 2, 5 and 7) with one of those feedings a pumped bottle
clothes: still some 0-3 month things and 3-6 month
diaper size: 1 (you actually just started wearing 2's this afternoon)
Look how you've changed!
Hudson at 4 months and Emma at 4 months...