Wow, I'm so behind! This post has been sitting in my draft box for almost a month, so it's quite outdated, but I figure better late than never. It will be nice to have these monthly updates to look back upon so I must persist.
Little m spent the majority of her fourth month in New Zealand. I must say, she is an amazing traveler. Give me an airplane ride any day over a car ride. Car rides with this darling girl make me want to stab myself in the eye. Maybe one day she will learn to love her car seat, but I don't think it's happening anytime soon.
Her fourth month was my favourite thus far. This little peanut is so smiley and her entire face lights up, making my heart melt. She likes to talk a lot still and one day I heard her say dada, clear as day! Haven't heard it since, but that was fun even if it was a fluke! We think she often looks like a tiny elf. Little m's new favourite thing is being carried around facing outward. She loves looking at the world around her and being her usual nosy self. She's also now beginning to amuse herself and often times we'll lay her on a blanket next to us while we're eating dinner. This is a fantastic relief for me because I can actually have ten minutes to myself a few times a day now! Thanks little one.
At her four month check up she was hovering somewhere around the 9.5 lbs range. Her weight gain is a constant worry for me but she's well on her way to doubling her birth weight so I need to relax a bit. Her sleeping ranges from bad to horrible to okay to awful, but I will get sleep in ohh, 18 years, so I'll survive :)
One thing I know is that no one can understand how difficult being a parent is until they're faced with it. I certainly didn't at least. You take the bad with the good and the good with the bad and all that nonsense. Thank goodness this girl smiles a lot and erases (most) of my frustrations with one big goofy grin.