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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Grace @ 4 months

Grace Jean--

I cannot believe that you are 4 months old already. {And I am sure that I will say that exact thing every month from here on out, so just bear with me.}

It has been such a joy and blessing getting to know you. You really are such a good baby, and I just love you to pieces.

I think you are teething because a) you have your fingers and/or hands in your mouth 97.6% of the time that you are awake, and b) you drool so much that your bib is drenched in less than an hour and must be changed because it is soaking through to your clothes. On a positive note, however, I have not noticed you to be more fussy or waking up more in the night.

About waking up in the night. :) I put you to bed between 7 and 8 (usually closer to 7:30). You wake up around 2 am on most nights....I change you because 98.45% of the time you have a dirty diaper.....I feed you....put you back to bed. You then usually sleep until 6:30-7:30. IF you do not get up at 2am, you usually sleep until 4 and 5am....then still get up around 7:30. I'm still holding out hope that one day soon you will sleep straight until 7:30am. (A girl can dream, right?) But in all honesty- you are such a good baby, this really isn't that bad....and I know that it could definitely be a lot worse. So I'm not complaining. {Yet.} :)

Your napping. Hmmmm. It's like clockwork. Well....sorta. You still wake up after only being asleep for 50 minutes. I am thinking of timing you because I think it is almost exactly the same each day. For your first nap, I put you in your crib. By the time you are ready for your second nap, you are pretty tired...maybe even a little bit on the fussy I put you in your swing. And usually....I will then get a 1.5 to 2.5 hour nap out of you. I would like for you to take all of your naps in your bed, but after trying to put you in your bed for 3 and a half months, I have decided that I'd rather you nap--period. Whether it be in your swing or not...... I just need you to nap. So this is what we'll do for now. I'll figure something out later about getting you in your bed for all of your naps. {I hope.}

You found your feet about 2 weeks ago. I love it. I tried to take some pictures, but I'm still trying to figure out my camera and so most of them are blurry and out of focus, so I won't include it here....but I'll be sure to keep them for you to see one day. It makes me giggle under my breath to see it. You seem so little to be going after your feet!

You are such a blessing to me and our family (did I already say that?). I love being your mother and am looking forward to the days, weeks, months, and years ahead.

And could you please do me a favor? Don't grow up too fast.



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Viv said...

Precious, boy time is going so fast!

Kristin said...

I can't believe she is four months!!!! Gosh!!!!!!!!!!!

Milstead said...

Oh, my, goodness...she's getting SO big. I love her little face! She's so serious!!! I will be free in 10 days and I am absolutely planning a time to come squish those cheeks!


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