Monday, May 16, 2011
Mikaela turned four months on Saturday. She's possibly the easiest baby ever. She is completely happy and laid back and gives out smiles and laughs so easily. The only times she really gets fussy are when she's tired, hungry or needs to be changed. All pretty reasonable circumstances if you ask me.
She's pretty much mastered rolling over from her back to her belly. She's flipped back onto her back a couple of times, but still struggles. She has great head support and is so much easier to carry around now. When you pick her up, she feels sturdy. Really sturdy. Not at all fragile and newborn-ish. Sigh. They grow up so fast. She's so easy and lovable it's almost enough to convince me that having a third would be do-able. But I'm not falling for that trick.
She sleeps really well at night, and can go anywhere from 10-12 hrs at night. On the few nights where she does wake up in the middle of the night, and I do nurse her, I've found that she'll end up sleeping in until 9am or later. So I'm thinking that the next time she wakes up, I might just try to get her to sleep without nursing her since she doesn't really need to eat in the middle of the night anymore...we'll see.
Week one, or at least the first 3 days of work, were ok. My mom and dad are the ideal babysitters. She has learned to take the bottle with a lot less fight now, and hopefully won't have to be re-trained after the past 4 days of not having a bottle. (I'm doing a phase back to work, so last week and this coming week I'll only work 3 days a week).
Today I took her for her 4 mth checkup, and after having to wait for over an hour, and then waiting even longer to actually be seen by the doctor and get her shots, it ended up being a 2 hr + doctor's appointment. Thankfully Mikaela is so chill and didn't freak out too much other than for her shots. She's growing nicely, still a petite girl, but so was Naomi...and um, without heels, I suppose I'm not that tall either. Her skin is so dry and rashy, the doctor gave us some sample lotions to try and also recommend that I cut dairy from my diet to see if that's the problem. The doctor was impressed with how well Mikaela is sleeping at night, and was also impressed by her head support and how well she pushed herself up for tummy time. She did notice a murmur and is having us get checked out by a cardiologist. Hopefully it's nothing serious, but we'll get checked out early next week to rule out any complications.
Here are her stats:
Weight: 12 lbs (10%)
Height: 23 inches (5%)
Head: 41.2cm (77%)