Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Adeline's update- 4 Months

I loved that I kept monthly updates of Eden and Lydia for their first year. They changed so much in that time, and I honestly don't remember most of it! So while it's great having those blog entries to look back on, it also makes me feel sad and guilty that I'm already falling behind on Adeline's updates! I'm the third child and I always gave my mom a hard time that my older siblings have more pictures than me, and their baby books are more finished, and they had fancier birthday cakes when they were little, etc. Now I totally understand it! It just gets really hard to keep up. But I'm going to try my best. I missed Adeline's 2 and 3 month updates and we're closer to 5 months than 4 at this point but I'm going to call this her 4 month update.

After having my twins, I was afraid to have another baby because I just didn't think I could love another one as much. Boy, was I wrong. I LOVE Adeline so much and she has brought such joy to our family! She is constantly smiling and chatting and giggling. She loves watching her older sisters and they love hugging and squishing her! She still likes to be held quite a bit (which I love!) but she's also getting really good at playing by herself on the floor with her toys. She loves her swing and takes most of her naps in their. Her other naps are usually in the carrier or her car seat while we're on the go. She rarely naps in her crib, which may be a problem down the road, but for now this works. At nights, she's been in a Pack N Play in our room, but we've moved her to her crib in her room.Eden and Lydia were only in our room for a few weeks because none of us were getting any sleep! But with Adeline, I've liked having her close by. Also we now live in a two story house, and I haven't wanted to get up in the middle of the night and go up the stairs.  Call me lazy, but it's true! She was doing really great and sleeping through the night quite often, but then we went on a month long vacation that totally threw her off. She now thinks she's a newborn and likes to get up every 3 hours to eat. Hopefully, as we get back into our groove, she'll start sleeping better again.

Loving my cuddle time!

Daddy got his cuddles (and nap) in the foyer at church. 
 We had her checkup earlier this week and she weighed in at 13 lbs 15 oz. I can't remember her length for sure, but I'm thinking it was 25 inches. Whatever it is, she is definitely taller and bigger than my other two were. It's crazy that she is wearing outfits right now that they didn't wear until they were probably 9 months old. She is growing so fast, but I think she is just perfect! Her doctor commented again at how crazy strong she is. She rolls both directions and scoots and rolls herself all around the floor when she plays. She is definitely not safe on the bed or couch and even the bumbo any more. (She just arches her back and practically tips the bumbo over now.)

She doesn't take a bottle which is fine most of the time. I'm pretty much with her 24/7. However, I do go and play soccer once a week and it would be really nice if Nate could give her a bottle while I'm gone, or maybe we could even go on a kid-free date someday, gasp! If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear it. She doesn't take a pacifier either but she's rarely fussy so I'm not that concerned about that.

I can't think of anything else important to update on at the moment. Basically, she is loved so much by us and is just changing so rapidly!

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