Sunday, August 21, 2016

CMT: 3 and 4 Months

Cressey had her first sleepover with grandparents around three months while we were at Yellowstone.
By three months, Cressey’s 5-6 a.m. ‘snack’ (before going back to sleep again) was getting later and later. On July 21st, she dropped it and slept from 9 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., and she continued that schedule until school started.

At three months, she was holding things in her hand, playing with the bunny rattle strapped to her car seat, enjoying the Oball Bounce-O-Bunch, drooling like crazy, and has to be held and/or moving at all times.

On July 15th, she had her first fall (on her head). HG was playing with Cressey and had her sitting in the chair in her office. HG stumbled a bit and as she recovered, Cressey lost her balance and fell off the chair. I walked into the room just as Cressey hit the rug head first. She cried for a minute but soon calmed down, and she didn’t even have a bump on her head.

By 3.5 months old, her umbilical hernia had all but disappeared. On July 23rd, she started pushing the buttons on her Oball, and on July 31st, she started tricking people with her fake cough. She was wearing 9 month onesies and eating 8 oz every 2-3 hours.

At four months, she started baby food. HG insisted on serving Cressey her first meal, which was carrots. She was not too terribly impressed. (We’ve continued to try a variety of food, and she’s not crazy about anything yet.) By August 10th, she really had a hearty laugh and loved showing off her new talent. On August 13th while HG was spending the night with Grandma, John and I were sitting in the den with her doing tummy time, and she rolled over from tummy to back. She loves the water, and bath time is always a hit. She’s been in a size 3 diaper and could bump up to size 4. Since school has started, I have to wake her up at 7 a.m. (instead of 9-9:30), so we are still learning her new routine. She will typically sleep for 30-45 minutes after a bottle, so she seems to sleep or eat most of the day. She might go to bed a little earlier (around 7:30-8), but if she naps around dinnertime, it can be as late as 9:00. She has decided that she’s not a big fan of the car at times, and the constant crying makes HG and I crazy. While HG still loves her sissy (the last few days, she’s really wanted to feed her a bottle as much as possible), the honeymoon is definitely over, and she is very impatient when asked to soothe her in the backseat. Every day is a new day though, and she often runs upstairs with me to wake her up and coo at her, and she has to get her morning cuddle in before school. She’s disappointed if I don’t bring her with me to pick her up from school or eat lunch with her there.

July 8, 2016:  Three Months

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August 8, 2016:  Four Months
Weight: 20 lbs, 11.8 oz (off the chart)
Height: 25 in (75th percentile)
Head: 44.5 (off the chart)
HG insisted on coming with me to the appointment, so we made it the day before school started and a day after Cressey's 4 mo mark. Thankfully, Spiffer came along too, and I was thankful for an extra pair of hands. Looking back on the night's sleep we had that night, it wasn't the best idea to do this the night before school started. Zzzzz...
 The calm before the storm

 She really warmed up to Dr. Vargo. Don't let this pic fool you.
She did well enough with the shots (although her sister about lost it just watching- again). Cressey cried a lot at the time but calmed down with milk before we left the room. Her legs were just really sensitive for about two days, so we had to stay on top of the Advil.

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