Monday, April 21, 2014

4 Months of L♥VE!

Where does the time go? As I type this my beautiful baby girl is sleeping on my lap, a full 25" long and weighing in at 12 lbs 12 ozs. She is right on track and "Strong as an Ox" according to Doctor Bloom!
(I totally guessed that she was longer than 2 feet! This kiddo is LONG! She has gained exactly 2 lbs and grown 2 inches this month!)

This big girl has learned a bunch this week! Like grasping her toys, and shaking them so they make their noises! She examines each toy carefully spending a lot of time to learn every detail. like the crackly ears, the soft fabric, and the jingly belly. She has also found her tongue, and is quite interested in making it do tricks!

She has started pulling her knees in when she rolls, and does beginning crawler movements.... Doctor said "she could probably start going if she had more confidence, with as strong as she is... TIME TO CHILDPROOF." (It's a good thing Daddy & Mama talked about that last week!) Dr. Bloom also said that she will start to scoot in no time at all - and she has already begun moving all about her crib, and scoots her way across her play mat with ease.

She stands up on her own weight with just holding onto our fingertips for peace of mind, and pulls herself into a sitting position with no trouble. (She actually does it with panache almost hitting her head on whatever is in front of her while doing it! She has beaned mom and dad a few times, making mom lose her balance and get a headache at least once!)

Violette also has taken a break from being chatty for a bit... she mainly sings and dances along to music (her favorite Oldies) but is saving her voice for now - the Doctor said it is normal when babies are learning a mobility skill (like rolling, crawling, grasping) that the vocals get pushed to the side... they haven't mastered how to use both parts of their brains at one time just yet. She said the fact that she sings and dances to the music means her hearing is good, so the talking will come back.  Hopefully after this crazy leap is over! Leap four has been quite the feat! But she is learning something new everyday, so we see it hard at work.

She has the sweetest little birth mark on the side of her tummy that is starting to make an appearance... (well, LITTLE isn't quite the word, its about 3 inches long! and getting more noticeable every month!) It will be interesting to see how it changes as she grows. I have a little birthmark on my ankle, right next to my HUGE scar from ankle surgery... needless to say it goes quite unnoticed these days!

Well friends, that's all I have for updates! I hope all is well with you and yours!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

16 Weeks of L♥VE

Four months is just a week away and I haven't updated this since 3 months! So sorry! I will post again next week after her appointment but here is a recap of what we missed!

Some notable things this month... Mama went back to work. :) Everything is going well at the office and the baby is doing really well in daycare. She gets to see other kids during the day, and the older kids really like to read to her, play with her and help out with feedings. (All under supervision of course.) It makes for a really fun day! So much fun that she came home exhausted a few times and only wanted to SLEEP!

Baby Violette is growing and flourishing so well. She has progressed from hitting her toys to 'grasping' them, has mastered the roll over, and WAS sleeping through most of the night...

Then The Wonder Weeks Leap 4 began. It's only been a few days but she is really feeling this one! She makes this scrunched up face all the time like her head hurts so much that it might explode!


She cries and cries (for the entire 35 minute ride home yesterday!) and wants to be held close and snuggled all day long. But even when you snuggle her she is in so much pain it seems that she has the eternal grumbly face. :(

On a happier note, this kid LOVES bath time! :) Look at that smile!