Saturday, December 28, 2013

Nova at 4 Months Old

I can't believe that my baby is 4 months old.  It seems like I blinked and the last 4 months went by.  I still have a lot to blog about her, but wanted to do a 4 month update so I didn't forget specifics.  Everyone always says how each kid grows at their own pace and is different.  Not my kids.  At birth, they were all within 1/2 lb of each other.  At 2 months, they were all within 3 ounces.  At 4 months, Rowan and Nova are just once ounce apart.  I'm not sure what Chan was at 4 months, but I'm sure it was really similar.  Crazy, right?

We took Nova in for her 4 month checkup.

Weight: 15 lbs 10 oz
Heights: 26"
Head: 16 1/2"

She is 90% for weight, 95% for height and 75% for head.  I know she will start to even out at 6 months, but I am totally loving the chunk on her.  She is wearing some 3-6 month clothes and some 6-12 month stuff.  Her 3-6 month stuff is really getting too small but I don't have the heart to pack it all up yet.

I remember holding my boys quite a bit as babies, but Nova is extra spoiled.  I've realized just how quickly time goes and hold her a LOT.  I will make any excuse I can to stop what I'm doing and hold her.  She really is an incredible baby.  She very rarely cries, will smile at anyone, almost never spits up, and is laughing and rolling.  She doesn't roll often, but has rolled over a few times starting a few days before she turned 4 months.  She is grabbing onto toys and figuring out how to use her little hands.

She's still exclusively breastfed except when I work.  Then it's breast milk in a bottle. :)  She does an amazing job transitioning from bottle to breast to paci.  I thought it would be really hard to go back to work and while I do miss her while I'm gone, I don't worry.  She's with Marshall and is so easy going so that gives me peace of mind.  I'm planning on breastfeeding her longer than a year.  I'm hoping to make it to 2, maybe a bit longer.  I used to care what others thought and stopped BF Rowan at 13 months because of how others viewed it.  Now I could care less what others think and will do what works for us.  It's a great bonding experience and I know we both enjoy it. :)  I wish that I had that attitude from the get go.

Nova is currently also working on some teeth.  Her bottom gums are so swollen and I'm expecting her to pop something through anytime, but who knows...maybe it will be a while?

She loves to watch her brothers and is quick to laugh at them.  For some reason, she just thinks they are so funny.

Right before Nova gets tired, she has this really funny giggly window.  She will coo and talk, laugh and is very social.  Once that window is over, she fusses just a little and is out in a matter of minutes.  It's so funny and cute.

She hasn't started solids yet, and I'm probably going to wait until 5-6 months depending on how much interest she shows.  If she shows interest at 5 months, we will start then.  If not, I'll hold off longer.  One thing that will be good with solids is that her poop will be more solid.  She is my super pooper and blows out of any diaper I put her in.  We've just come to terms that she will blow out of a diaper at least once a day.  I've tried going up a size, different brands - she blows out of them all.  Silly girl.

Her eyes are still blue and I'm thinking they will either stay blue or go hazel.  Marsh has brown eyes and mine are hazel so I guess my hazel gene is just that much more dominant.

Nova's fuzzy hair has really started to come in and she's very blonde.  It's so cute.

I think that's all I can think of for a random Nova update.  Love this girl!


Janaca said...

You get the greatest pictures of her! She is so stinking cute. So many fun things you'll love to remember about her!

Sara Birch said...

Look at that blonde hair! She is precious. Hold her as much as you can. I always do that with my babies and try to soak it all up while they are little because they grow way too fast.

Panna Marta said...

She is so cute. Beautifull photos ! :)

Ashley Hancock said...

Aren't girls so much fun?!?! What a cute family you have!

Jason Adams said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing.


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