Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Day in the Life Of

A 4 MONTH OLD!!

Happy Birthday to our little princess!!
This morning Elle woke up in a super mood. She talked her entire way through breakfast which I absolutely loved. I had to put Good Morning America on mute because she was talking so much! After breakfast, I gave little miss a bath which she loved up until I took her out of the water. After her bath, Elle played with her mobile while I got everything ready for her doctor visit today. It's pretty funny to watch on the monitor we have in the kitchen. All you see in the screen is the mobile swinging back and forth as Elle swats and grabs at the animals as they turn by. Most of them are also covered in slobber as she grabs them and puts them right into her mouth.

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I think the reason it takes me so long to get ready in the morning is because I stand by Elle's crib and just watch her play with her mobile...or I play with her on her changing table - she loves to be on her changing table - her arms and legs start going a mile a minute and she just smiles and her eyes get so big - she loves it (and so do I)! After getting everything ready for the day, we headed over to my parent's house. This afternoon Elle had her 4 month visit with her pediatrician. It was the first time I got to meet our pediatrician since she has been out of town for the past 2 months.

I can say that she was worth the wait. She spent over an hour with us examining an Elle and going over her complete history. I was very impressed. The exam went well and Dr. S put the order in for us to follow up with a Gastro doctor. Elle's screaming matches during her feeds haven't stopped so her pediatrician suggested we see the tummy doctor. Also, Elle isn't really gaining the weight she needs to be. She is in the bottom third for both head size and weight and in the 50th percentile for height. They aren't worried about her stats, but Dr. S does want to get her feeding and weight gain under control. Of course, Elle had to get her 4 month vaccinations today. It was horrible but the nurse was quick about it and gave Elle silver band aids. Elle spent the remainder of the day sleeping and watching Baby Einstein. This evening, Lee's mom, dad and brother came over to help celebrate Elle's 4 month birthday. She slept through it, but we all enjoyed some great BBQ!

One of my favorite things are Elle's big bows. Lee absolutely hates them so we had to take picture with her bow and without her bow. Her bow today said "Happy Birthday" all over it. Just too cute for our little girly girl.
Some milestones for our big 4 month old...
* Elle has started to grab onto things and put them straight into her mouth. She grabbed the stethoscope today from the doctor and tried to put it in her mouth!
* She has started grunting when she is going to the bathroom. I think it is absolutely hilarious!
* She talks and talks and talks. I am waiting on the laughing to start soon!
* We have been working on her head control and strengthening her neck with exercises from the occupational therapist - with the use of an exercise ball (I knew I bought that thing for a reason)
* She sleeps on her tummy - but only during nap time
* She is our perfect little angel and we are so blessed!!!

2 comments:

annalee said...

happy four months beautiful girl!!!

Grma Anna said...

What a sweetheart.
Love,
Gramma Anna