Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy 4 Months Chub Muffin!

Today The Chubs is 4 months old. My how time flies! I can't believe how much she's changed since we first brought her home from the hospital. She barely fit in her carseat, was wearing preemie size clothing (that was still too big on her), was having trouble eating (needing to learn the suck, swallow, breath coordination), was on oxygen, was eating every 3 hours round the clock and only taking about an ounce to ounce and a half each feeding, and was only about 17 1/4" long and 4 lbs 10oz. I was in a haze of sleep deprivation from never getting more than 1 1/2-2 hours of sleep in a row.

Now at 4 months Senorita Chub Chubs:
  • Eats about 24-27 oz a day of expressed breastmilk
  • Eats 6 times a day and anywhere between 3 and 7oz at each feeding
  • Weighs over 9 lbs but probably closer to 10 (won't know an accurate number until our appointment next week)
  • Is more than 21" long (can't get an accurate measurement with her squirming)
  • Still sleeps from 7pm-7am with one feeding at 10pm
  • Wears size 1-2 diapers
  • Smiles and giggles especially when we make weird faces at her or swing her around
  • Takes 3 scheduled naps a day that are anywhere from 1 - 2 1/2 hours long
  • Can't stay awake more than an hour and fifteen minutes before getting cranky and tired again
  • Has better neck/head control but still headbutts on a regular basis
  • Finally fits into our front jeep carrier (similar to a baby bjorn) and loves looking around and seeing everything
  • Looks for people in a room and smiles or stares if she sees someone she recognizes
  • Grabs for things and loves looking at her hands. They are pretty much the coolest thing ever!
  • Isn't a huge fan of her paci anymore, however she'll still take it if she's tired and in the right "mood" for it
  • Still loves her swing and watching the fish go by on the mobile
  • Loves to look at fans, even if they aren't moving. She regularly stares at our ceiling fans during feedings and sometimes gets so distracted she stops sucking entirely and smiles
  • Still poops several times a day
  • Hates, hates, HATES tummy time, no matter what you do to try to make it better. She'll cry frantically until you pick her up and everytime she pushes herself up she cries more because it's soooo hard!
  • Likes sitting in the Bumbo, but regularly spits up when she's in it.
  • Exclusively sleeps in her crib for the most part. Will take cat naps in her carseat if we're out during nap time
  • Does a "huuwawawawawawa" cry when she's tired
  • Is still being swaddled for nap times and night time
  • Is just starting to fit into 0-3 month clothing
  • Knows 7 different foreign languages and speaks them fluently
We've come a long way, baby.

1 comment:

  1. 4 months already??? What size is Lexi wearing in clothes now (I have to adjust my guesses for Anna). Love the updates of her progress!