Thursday, March 2, 2017

Eli + Maddie :: 4 Months



Eli & Maddie, 

Sweet ones, how did you get to be 4 months old already? You are just growing up so fast; all of a sudden, we don't have tiny babies anymore! Every day you seem to be learning new things and a little bit more of your little personalities comes out. You both "talk" up a storm all day long; our house will never be quiet again {and we wouldn't have it any other way!} You just seem to be the happiest of babies, which makes you both such a joy to both me and your daddy. You are starting to notice each other a little more, too, which is also really fun. Your daddy and I pray that you just become the best of friends. We know that there are a lot of developmental milestones on the horizon, and we are excited to continue watching you grow!

Love,
Mama


E L I J A H      W I N N

Stats :: 13.8 pounds

Loves :: making spit bubbles, when mama kisses your toes, smiling

Dislikes :: wearing pants

Eat :: you are eating so much better! you still haven't caught up to your sister, but you are eating so much more consistently, which makes us so happy. you are still on your reflux medicine, so we haven't had any problems with that, and we're hoping you are growing out of it altogether. you are actually enjoying eating now, and you will roll your eyes back in your head while you're eating, indicating how much you are loving your meal! you are eating 6 times a day, 4-5 ounces each time.

Sleep :: we started sleep training at the beginning of this month, and you did SO well! you are still waking for 1 night feed, but you let mama and daddy get long stretches of sleep, which makes ALL the difference in the world! naps were a little bit of a challenge at first, but you are doing so well now.

Play/Development :: you are grasping for toys a lot better now, but usually still use only one hand at a time. but everything goes in your mouth these days. you do really well at tummy time, but have started getting frustrated when you can't roll from your tummy to your back, so we're working on that. you are also drooling all. the. time.

Unique to You :: sweet boy, you are just so fun and happy all the time. you have started giggling, and it's just the cutest sound. we have nicknamed you "buddy" or "brother." you started making these funny little grunting noises; I call them your tough guy grunts, and daddy calls them your dino roars :)




M A D E L I N E      G R A C E

Stats :: 16 pounds

Loves :: sticking out your tongue, snuggles with mama at 5pm {you tend to get sleepy and grumpy around this time and just need a little extra snuggle time to make it to bed time}

Dislikes :: missing out on the fun!

Eat :: you are still our eating champ! you are eating 6 times a day, 5-6 ounces each time.

Sleep :: we started sleep training at the beginning of this month, and you did SO well! you are still waking for 1 night feed, but you let mama and daddy get long stretches of sleep, which makes ALL the difference in the world! naps were a little bit of a challenge at first, but you are doing so well now. you still struggle to go down, just because you are usually having so much fun and don't want to miss anything! but once you are asleep, you sleep so soundly and we usually have to wake you up :)

Play/Development :: you are grasping toys now, using both hands to play with your toys. you have started to figure out how to shake them, and everything goes in your mouth. you still do well at tummy time, but immediately roll to your back. you have even started showing signs of rolling from your back to your tummy, but haven't done it quite yet. you are also drooling all. the. time.

Unique to You :: sweet girl, you are just so fun and happy all the time. you started giggling some recently, but all we have to do is smile at you, and you break out into your big full mouth, tongue-out smile! daddy calls you "sweetie" and I call you "girlie" or "sister." your hands are in your mouth constantly. you love hearing the sound of your high-pitched voice :)



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