Charlotte turned 4 months old on Valentine's Day and I couldn't have asked for a sweeter Valentine :) She's been doing great, as usual!
We had her 4 month check-up on the 11th. She got two more needles - poor babe - and doesn't go back again until she's 6 months. She is 12lbs 13oz, 23.75" long, and healthy as a horse! She's (obviously) still on the smaller side but the doctor doesn't seem concerned in the slightest. She just takes after her mom and dad - we're not exactly big people.
A touch too small for her highchair, yet! She thinks it's pretty hilarious :)
She is getting funnier and funnier as the days go on. She talks all the time and changes the volume of her voice - sometimes she'll squeal and yell at us and sometimes she'll lower her voice and softly talk to us. It's adorable. She's rolled back to belly once after a good solid three days of constant practice - and now she won't do it anymore. She did it and decided once was good enough :) She loves standing and can sit up by herself for a few minutes without toppling over. She recently discovered that she has a head so she's always reaching up to touch her hair or touch her ear. It's super cute. She's also finally figured out how to get her fingers into her mouth and is chewing on them pretty much non-stop. I suspect some teeth soon!
She's become pretty predictable and we have her on a nice eat, play, sleep schedule. She sleeps through the night a few nights a week (like, from 8pm-7am sort of thing) otherwise she gets up once around 5am to eat, then goes back to sleep until about 8:30ish. She's still happy as a clam to sleep in her crib, wakes me in the morning with soft little coos, and always greets me with a huge gummy grin. Love. Her.
As far as milestones go, here's what she's been doing on my 4-7 month developmental checklist:
- Sits with support of hands (5-6mos.)
- Supports whole weight on legs (6-7mos.)
- Grasps feet (6mos.) - she LOVES her toes when she gets her diaper changed
- Tracks moving objects with ease (4-7mos.)
- Grasps objects dangling in front of her (5-6mos.)
- Uses voice to express joy and displeasure (4-6mos.)
- Explores with hands and mouth (4-7mos.)
- Enjoys social play (4-7mos.)
- Interested in mirror images (5-7mos.) - she loves looking at herself in the mirror!
February 16, 2011 - Four months and 2 days old.