Thursday, May 14, 2015

Growin' Like a Weed: Taylor - 4 Months

Height: 23.5" (25%)
Weight: 13.5 lbs (25%)

Likes: Sitting up!  Yes, she can do so independently! It is only for brief seconds but she's constantly engaging her core and pulling herself to a seated posture! Taylor also tried banana and watermelon (itty bitty pieces) and LOVED them!  Taylor likes to have her face tickled with Mommy or Sister's hair while we "nibble" on her belly.  And she loves being close to Mom in my arms or in the Moby Wrap.

Dislikes: Still bed time most nights.  It's getting better but I haven't found a good awake time for her at this last stretch of the day.  She also dislikes being put down for the first 30 seconds.  Haha then she's fine.  Taylor doesn't seem to care for being in a car seat, exersaucer, or stroller for more than 20 minutes, she starts to get cranky.  

Sleeping: 40 minute to 1.5 hour naps, 4-5 times a day and then 5-9 hour stretches at night (it varies) and only waking once at night to nurse.  She always wakes up happy, it's amazing and precious!  If she doesn't wake up happy from a nap, I know she's still tired.  Her nap time routine is short and sweet, and I love love love how well she goes down to rest.  

Eating: Roughly every 3 hours.  Still not taking a bottle, but like I said, we haven't really tried, but we need to! I have a TON of milk stored!  She's gaining a lot of weight and squishy so I'd say all is well!  She tried banana and watermelon, but I don't plan to start her on solids.  She's sooooo squishyyyyyy!  She only nurses for 5ish minutes each session and only from one side most times. No clue how she's so chubby!  She's not good at nursing when Sister is being a distraction so I try to keep Brooke out of the room. 

Playing: Surprisingly doesn't hate tummy time but still hasn't rolled over.  She's trying more back to tummy than tummy to back.  She'll play with anything but only for a short amount of time.  She really likes being outside, which is great because we're outside a lot and doesn't seem to mind sand, grass or water!  She's easy going and full of smiles! Chick loves to "talk" and "sing".  I guess she hears big sister and I gabbing all day and is trying to keep up!

Big Sister: Brooke is FINALLY getting that Taylor is her little sister! haha I know that sounds silly but she plays with her, talks to her, and includes her in conversations (i.e. We can all go to the park together Mommy!  Me and Mommy and Daddy and Tayur!)  Or if someone holds her she adamantly states "you cannot take her home, she's our baby!"  haha  She's still not always kind or gentle but she's getting better.  The occasional, but intentional kick, squeeze, push, and mean face sneaky their way in daily.  Brooke is a smart little one and can really test my patience some days.   Things like "Mommy I don't want to listen to you, and  "I don't understand... (with an Cheshire cat grin) are among my "favorite" expressions.  Gotta love em!