laurel jane @ 4 months

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4 months old already!!!

our sweet laurel is growing and learning as we’ve now hit the 1/3 of a year mark.  in the past month she has learned to do more rolling.  she can pretty easily go from tummy to back when she wants.  sometimes though she prefers to just cry herself to freedom as she has learned her big brother has a soft spot for helping her.  she also has rolled from her back to tummy once, but she is still holding out on a repeat performance.  she still loves to sleep quite a bit.  her love of sleeping though is being thrown off a bit by having to give up the swaddler now that she is 4 months. she definitely misses it!  (me too!!!)  she has definitely figured out who is holding her – or at least if it’s not mom or dad.  she still feeds 5-6 times a day and takes a bottle when necessary which is usually about 5 times a week.  everything was perfect at her 4 month check up.  she was 13 lb 2 oz and 24 inches long.  All of her stats landed her in the 36-39th percentile which is a first for our children.  Nate was actually a few ounces shy of 4 pounds heavier than her at this exact same age.  crazy how different they can be.  i have to say though, it is nice to have a child who fits in clothes easily (crowbar not necessary to put pants on) and stays in a size for longer than 2 months!  she is figuring out how to hold toys and move them into her mouth.  she also has given up pooping.  yup.  i can count on one hand how many times she has pooped in the past 4 1/2 weeks.  as long as she goes or we force her to go every 10 days the doc says we’re ok.  it’s just because breast milk is almost totally usable for her body and leaves very little extra left over.  part way through last week she also discovered that she is in control of her “talking” volume which is totally adorable.

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