Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy 4 Months Gemma!

Happy four months (and two days!) Gemma! December has been such a busy month for you and I and we had very little use for a nap schedule! Most of your napping was done either in a car as we shuffled from place to place or in your stroller while we shopped. At night, you have began sleeping with me from the beginning of the night. I am not sure how we got into this habit but I think it started somewhere around December 5th when you stayed overnight with Naunie Donna and Pap. I think you just don't want to let me out of your sight again. You have been sleeping for longer stretches at night and I barely notice when you wake in the middle of the night for a snack! Sometimes, you sleep as late as 11 a.m. You still go to bed incredibly late-12ish most nights.

You had really started to like your swing and then I accidentally threw the seat in the dryer and melted one of the clips. Until I order a new seat you are currently swing-less! Now that you are getting bigger we will be able to use your Bumbo more and you also got and Excersaucer for Christmas which you really seem to like. You also will hang out on your activity map now and you have really learned to scoot yourself around some. You are this close to rolling over but you haven't exactly gotten the hang of it yet. You have rolled over from your tummy to back though.

You have gained a little over a pound and a half this month, as of last Monday you weighed 12lbs and 5oz and you are just over 24" long. I was so sad to have to switch to formula but seeing how big and healthy and happy you are getting now makes me feel much more comfortable with my decision.

I am trying to keep your wardrobe up with this current weight gain. I have finally packed up those last few Newborn sized onesies I had been able to squeeze you into. I have also had to pack up some of your 0-3 month sleepers which is crazy to me! Most of your sleepers are 3-6 months now and you are wearing both 0-3 month outfits and 3-6 month outfits and most of your onesies are 0-3 months. You have also graduated diaper sizes and are now in a size 2! Your bottom half seems much smaller than your top half so I am curious to see if you have to start wearing two different sizes.

Your hair is still...interesting. It is growing in some places and falling out in others. Oh well, mama still thinks that you are beautiful.

I think I can finally say you will be my brown eyed girl with almost certainty. You still have a blue ring around them and some interesting colored specks, but you have brown eyes. This makes me happy.

Your personality continues to emerge more and more. You have a strange little baby laugh that is both adorable and creepy. You are especially ticklish and sometimes just cuddling will set you off! Your face lights up when you see certain people like Aunt Kate or Granddaddy. I swear that smile is so bright it makes me melt. You also have your moods where you don't love people as much and I understand. You have this huge, sad pout that I actually think is pretty cute too.

As I watch this you are kicking me and laughing and we are watching Gilmore Girls and I am really confused about a lot in life but I know that things with you are alright...better than alright, they are great. And because of this I know I will be fine...we will be fine.

I love you ...forever and always.


ETA: We are officially on first tooth watch 09-10! I forgot to mention you have become an excellent chewer/chomper/biter this month and you have also started this weird little vibrating hum that I think makes your gums feel better.


  1. so sweet! We have Clint's 4 month appointment today and I can't wait to see how much weight he has put on and how long he's grown!

  2. Cheers for four months!! My husband and I were just talking about how much our daughter (just turned five months) seemed to grow and become aware of the world when she was Gemma's age. I wish I'd written more milestones like you did in her four-month letter because I cannot believe how much changed in that month.

    Enjoy it. Your little love is beautiful!

    Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

  3. Awww, Gemma is beautiful. She looks like you! Things are really going to roll now (including her)! Keep the camera near. :)

    Enjoy month #5!