4 months old… well, 4 months plus a week, but close enough, right?
Kaitlyn eats 4-5 times a day. She naturally gravitates towards 4, but I find myself trying to shove in a 5th feeding because 4 sounds like too few. When she nurses, she takes her sweet time. It ends up being 20-25 minutes each time.
I forgot how much I enjoy nursing. She often wraps her little hand around my thumb or fiddles with her ear. I’ll be honest that during the day I sometimes use that downtime to play on the phone, but at least once a day, I try to put the phone away and remind myself how it seems like I was just nursing Hailey… as in, time flies.
The BIGGEST piece of news is that Kaitlyn drank an ounce from a bottle the other day (toss that confetti!!). I totally tricked her into it and I wouldn’t say she has mastered it by any means, but having even a glimmer of hope that she will take to a bottle is life changing. I keep pumping an ounce after her morning feeding to practice with later in the day. I hope to report back soon with even further success!
I hate even tempting fate with this section, but she’s sleeping well. She goes to bed 7:15 and usually wakes up between 7:00 and 7:30. She does the best on days I am home and can give her quality naps in her crib. She sleeps unswaddled, in jammies and on her tummy. Always.
Speaking of naps, she bounces between 2 and 3 a day. At home she will nap 9:15-11ish and 1:15-2:45 with hit or miss on the evening cat nap. If we are on the go, she will only sleep 45 minutes MAX in her car seat, so those are often 3 short nap days.
She took her first cat nap in the Ergo the other day and mannnnn did I forget how much I love that. A sleeping baby on my chest? Yes please!
She’s my busy and happy girl. I recognize daily how grateful I am to have such an easy going second child. Around 14 weeks she found her feet and started giggling. She loves bath time, drools a ton and often has both hands shoved in her mouth, but when I think of Kaitlyn, the thing that stands out the most is her desire to GO. I can’t keep her on her back for more than 2 seconds.
She enjoys her exersaucer, but prefers to be on the ground so she can do her inch worm move. I tried to capture it, but, well, here:
She pulls her legs up underneath her, then stretches back out resulting in tiny movements forward. She can inch her way over to toys already and visions of baby-proofing are starting to bounce through my head.
I’ll come back and update with her height and weight once I get it, but the consensus among friends is that she is long (tall?). I get that a lot from strangers if I’m carrying her. More than once I’ve had some joke that she’s already as tall as I am. Hardy har har.
I think that about covers it. Hailey is sweet as can be to her and Kaitlyn seems to like watching her, though I really look forward to seeing that relationship develop over time.
And just because I have to squeeze in one more picture….
Gahhhhhhh. I love her.
Ok, mommy gush fest is over… for now.