Rosemary is Four Months Old

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Happy four months, Rosemary! You are a third of a year old (yesterday). I can’t believe another month has passed – it seems like we were just taking your three month photos.

This month has been a whirlwind. Chris was staffed on a project, so he’s been working longer hours, so you and I held down the fort. You have been so active lately. While we are pretty much following the same schedule that I outlined last month, you are so much more engaged with each of the activities. You are able to spin the wheels and make noise on the jumperoo. You pull at the toys hanging from the pack n’ play. For better or worse, your eyes follow the TV when we watch Sesame Street.

If I had to use one word to describe this month, though, it would be “wet.” You are so so drooly. Everyone says it’s because you are starting to teeth, but I don’t see any yet. I think it’s because you like to stick everything in your mouth now. You chew on your hands, your blankets, and any toys you can find. Your pacifier helps, but by the end of the day, you are pretty soaked. I guess it’s a good excuse to have you wear a lot of your cute outfits!

You’ve started to chatter a lot. And loudly. It’s pretty stinkin’ cute. You’ll talk to me, but you love to talk to daddy. We think we’ve gotten one giggle out of you (today!), but the jury is still out whether it is a new trend.

You are getting so big and strong. We don’t go back to the doctor for a couple weeks, but based on our scales, you are about 15.5lbs. And you have the rolls to prove it! You are using those chunky little legs to stand. With our help, you’re able to stand for a couple minutes at a time! You are starting to sit without toppling over, but you have to be on our laps or in the bumbo seat. I have such a love/hate relationship with you getting bigger. It’s so exciting to see you learn and grow, but I want you to stay my cuddly baby forever!

You had your first sickness this month. You got hand foot and mouth (but only in your mouth). You were pretty pathetic the first day, but were otherwise quite the trooper. I got thrush, which made feeding you pretty challenging…but we persevered. Some of the days were hard, but at the end of the day, to be your place of comfort is such a gift.

And on that note, you’ve become such a mommy/daddy’s girl. Most of the time, you get pretty upset when anyone else holds you. I don’t really mind, though, because I like to hold you anyways. It’s been a wonderful month and am excited to see what’s in store for the next!

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