September 22, 2015
Miss Mabel is 4 months old! We’re really starting to move out of the newborn stage this month and are heading into a really fun and interactive baby stage! Mabesy is still about the most laid back baby I’ve ever seen. Happy and smiling, cuddly and sweet. She is content to be taken here and there, lets(and loves) big sister Abigail all up in her face, will lay on the floor or be carried in the wrap. You name it, Mabel is likely happy about it.
At Mabel’s 4 month check up she clocked in at a smidge over 24 inches long(63%) and bounded up from the 50’s at her 2 month check up to the 70% weighing in at 15 lb 3 oz. She’s wearing 6-9 month clothes, size 3 diapers, and is finally outgrowing her Freshly Picked Crib Moccasins. I also had to order all new headbands this month(shame) because her noggin finally outgrew all of her newborn sized ones as well!
Mabel nurses every 3 hours around the clock, but is finished eating in ten minutes or so. She’s a speedy little gal.
Her sleep? Aside from two times she gave me a 6 hour stretch, the longest I ever get out of her is 4 hours at night. Usually it’s 2-3 hours before she has me back up again. Thankfully she is fast to eat, doesn’t stay up fussing or crying, and lays right back down. But still- Mama tired!
In other sleep news, we transitioned Mabel out of sleeping in her rock n play this month and moved her to her crib….which we moved to our bedroom. Someday when she isn’t waking up a billion times a night we’ll move her into her own room.
But! She has started taking her naps in her bed(if we’re home) and those are going really well. Especially her morning nap. She will sleep 2-3 hours in there, which works perfectly for Abigail and I to do school and play and other various things around the house.
Mabel’s hair is really starting to grow and come in, we still have no idea what color her eyes are(brown? Green? Gray? Blue Gray? Hazel?), she still has the stork bite on her forehead and the back of her head, and her cute little Kat Von D hemangioma beside her left eye.
Mabel loves bouncing, snuggling, her orange pacifier, her big sister, her mommy and daddy, her baby wrap, sophie the giraffe, tummy time, head shoulders knees and toes, bath time(whenever she gets one- sorry kiddo), and constantly attempting to watch the tv.
We absolutely adore this little girl so much. I’m telling the absolute truth, some days I just look at her and cry because I can’t believe she is real. I can’t believe we were given another baby girl and she is just so beyond anything I could have ever dreamed for our family. We are so thankful for our Mabel girl.
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