Wednesday, May 16, 2012

4 months

This past Saturday Ella turned 4 months old! She has developed SO much personality this past month and is always smiling and giggling. She had her 4 month shots and did great! She was a little fussy that night, but seemed to get back on track with her normal schedule quickly. She currently weight 13 lbs. 10 oz and is in the 50th percentile for weight. She is also in the 75th percentile for height....growing like crazy!! She is eating 4 times a day (and takes a small 5th feeding every now and then). She sleeps from 7:30-7:30 and loves her naps. (James and I are sure one day Baby #2 will never sleep as payback for such a great sleeper!)

After her 4 month appointment, we started her on solids. Our pediatrician recommends starting at 4 months and I know some people prefer to wait until 6 months, but we felt very comfortable starting with where she is developmentally and she has LOVED it! I am so excited to break open my BEABA food maker and try some fun stuff for her! For right now, we are starting out simple with basic pureed veggies. 

Ella has also started rolling this month. She rolled from her tummy to her back about 3 weeks ago and rolled from back to tummy a week ago (right before she turned 4 months). She is one strong girl! She is sleeping on her tummy now and pretty much always wants to be on her tummy when she plays. She still LOVES bath time and I can't wait to get her in the pool soon and see how she likes it!

 This is one of my favorites. We just finished taking her pictures and I went to pick her up and James captured this. I just love her so much! It is hard to believe that she is already 4 months old! I am loving each new stage and excited to see how she grows this month! 

I will post this weekend about my first Mother's Day. I am so blessed to be a momma to Ella! James went above and beyond to make me feel loved and appreciated for Mother's Day!!