Saturday, October 20, 2012

4 Months!

Ellie is 18 weeks old this week.  She officially turned 4 months old on the 11th, but she didn't have her doctor's appointment until this past monday, October 15th.  I am back at work full time now and my mother-in-law, Susan is watching Ellie full time at her mini day care she has set up at their office.  We are truly blessed that she is able to watch her instead of having to take her to day care.  I really like knowing she is with someone I know and trust, plus Garrett is able to see her sometimes during the day when he is on break or stops by the office.  I feel like I have adjusted to my new routine now but I am exhausted by the end of the day since I usually go to bed when Ellie falls asleep, which is between 8-8:30!

Here are Ellie's stats from her 4 Month checkup: 

* She weighed in at 13lbs 12 oz (50th percentile), and measured 26 inches! (97th percentile)
* She got the same shots as her 2 month checkup, 2 shots and an oral dose vaccine
* She got the approval to start rice or wheat cereal
* She can bear weight on her legs well, and can start sitting up with assistance well
* The next appointment will be her 6 month checkup, December 17th

Here is what Ellie has been up to this past month:

I think her hair is starting to lighten

Loving bath time!

Grandma Susan is taking care of her full time

Giggling and smiling a lot!  She is a happy baby :)

Putting everything in her mouth!

She loves her Daddy! She smiles and usually stares at him the most.

Sitting up well while she is propped up!

Sporting her new headbands-they are still a little big. And her eyes are still blue!

She can bring her hands together now.
She loves playing with her feet and she is starting to bat at things and put them in her mouth.

New activity center so she can play

Play date with Annabelle who is 6 months here and Ellie is 3 1/2 months

Other facts about Ellie:

*She still wears a size 2 diaper
*She wears 6 months clothes- they fit her because she is so long but doesn't fill them out!
*She still wakes up around 3 am each night but will fall back asleep with the pacifier. I will usually have to feed her around 4:30 but she will fall back asleep until Garrett gets her up in the morning