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Four Months

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On Christmas Eve, Ada turned 4 months old! I have loved every second of these past four months with Ada. We just couldn’t be more in love with her! I have really, really enjoyed this stage – more than I thought I would, to be honest. She is still this sweet, snuggly baby but at the same time she is growing and developing her own little personality. It has been an absolute joy!

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I love how Ada lights up every morning when she wakes up. She squeals in delight, waves her arms and kicks her little legs like crazy! She is just so excited to see us and is so happy in the morning. It has been and still is, my favorite time of day with her. But when Randy comes home from work, Ada laughs and laughs! She just loves her daddy! She is a daddy’s girl through and through.

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Sleeping has been difficult here lately. She has always fought taking naps during the day, so this past month I have been really working with her. I read the 90 Minute Sleep Program and it helped me better understand babies’ natural sleep patterns and wakeful times. Basically, it is just learning your baby’s sleepy signals and taking them at that moment to bed (or at least starting in that direction). It was very hard at first, but it seems to be getting better. She will now not fight me as hard to take her naps during the day.

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Ada has been teething this month. There have been good and bad days. It is so hard to see her be in pain and uncomfortable. She has had tiny fevers, pulling at her ear, and has been irritable. I have been giving her infant tylenol to help and just started the teething tablets. But I have to say the only good thing about teething is that she wants to snuggle all day. It can be annoying sometimes, but then I remember she will not be little forever, so I just soak it all in! She seems to be feeling better the last day or two, so hopefully she is finished teething for a little while! The hardest side effect from this teething is her waking up at 3am every night and not going back to sleep for two hours! I forgot how hard it is not to get sleep! 😉

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She has lost most of her thick, dark hair. I’ll admit, I was a little sad to see it go, but it is slowly growing back. Some of it is growing back in blonde and some is coming back in brown. So she has dark brown, light brown and blonde hair along with some bald spots! 🙂 She still has her blue eyes. They seem to favor my eyes – gray blue. Everything else about her is her daddy! We joke about how she is like Harry Potter – she looks like her father but has her mother’s eyes!

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She still hates tummy time and has no interest in turning over at all. But she does very well sitting up either in her bumbo seat or my lap. She loves looking at her hands, fingers and toes. She has also shown a great interest in our cats as well. She has tried to pet them several times. It won’t be long till she is running around the house chasing them. And Ada as always, loves to talk. Every waking moment, she is talking. It really is the sweetest thing listening to her try to talk.

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These have certainly been the best times of my life! I am so blessed and thankful for Ada. Ada, you are truly loved!

2 thoughts on “Four Months

  1. Raleigh also fought naps, tooth and nail! For us, I finally gave in and put her on a schedule and she loved it! She started napping so well! You’ll figure out what Ada likes eventually and it will get easier.

    • Thanks! We kind of have a schedule now and it has gotten better! Thanks for the advice! Lord knows I could use all the advice I can get!

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