Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ollie at Four Months

Better late than never! Here is a recap of girlfriend at four months.

She can:

Roll over front to back and back to front.  She doesn't choose to do it all of the time, but she's done it so many times we know she can when it suits her fancy.

Sleep through the night. She gives us a good solid eight hours each night. Good girl. :)

Laugh, all of the time! As of right now, she seems to have her Mama's random, goofy sense of humor. She loves when I "eat" her cheeks, being thrown up in the air, and when her daddy sticks out his tongue to the tune of Eye of the Tiger.  We've also been able to get some good belly laughs during tickle time.

She has:

Some hair growing back! Hooray! Girl lost most of it last month, and it's slowly making its return.  Her eyes are still grey, with some flecks of brown.  She's also got the cutest thigh rolls imaginable.

She eats:

Sooo much more than last month! She can now guzzle up to eight ounces in a sitting, although she tends to stick more to somewhere between 4-6 most of the time.  We've noticed her eating a lot more ... growth spurt maybe?

Still no solid food.  The doc said to wait one more month until her head control is a tiny bit better.

She sleeps:

Through the night.  She goes down around 9:00, wakes around 5:00, sometimes later if she fell asleep later, eats, then goes back to sleep for another couple of hours.  Her naps are still cat naps, but we are starting to see a pattern.  She tends to take a nap around 11:00, 2:00, and 6:00. They're short, around 30 minutes, but we'll take it!

She wears:

Size six month or size 6-9 month.  Some nine month things work ok, others don't.

She likes:

Her big brother's hair.
Her binky.
Daily walks with Mama.
The dog. She is obsessed.
Falling asleep in her bassinet next to her daddy's desk, listening to folk music.
Putting anything and everything in her mouth.

She dislikes:

Waking up in the carseat. Huge tears.
When she's tired and has to be in the car, and we hit a ton of red lights.
Being overtired.

Happenings this month:

Girlfriend got babysat for the whole day by Grandma and Poppa while Mama and Daddy went to Napa for the day.  She did great! We also took Ollie to a Powerlifting meet to cheer on some of our gym friends.  We had to drive 45 minutes to get there, and then were there for two hours with her happy as a clam, sitting on my lap and grabbing at our friend Michelle.  Then, she must have realized how tired she was and how overstimulating the meet was, and she had a complete meltdown that lasted almost the whole way home. Not fun! She forgave us, luckily. :) Her four-month doctor's appointment went well.  Her height is in the 98th percentile, and her weight is in the 60th percentile. Tall and slim, just like her daddy!  <3

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ollie at Three Months

During Ethan's first year, I would write a blog post every month to chronicle all of the new and exciting things that were going on with him.

Now that Ollie girl is three months, it's time to start her posts!

She can:

Roll over from belly to back. She doesn't do it every single time she's doing tummy time, but she's done it enough times I'm counting it!

Hold her head up really well, both during tummy time, when she's sitting on our laps, and while we're walking around with her.

Smile on demand, and giggle when it strikes her fancy.

She has:

Grey eyes. We're not sure what they're going to end up being, but right now we're loving the unique color.

She eats:

Mama confession - I really have no idea how much she eats per day.  We just feed on demand.  She is starting to eat closer to six ounces in a feeding more regularly, although we still tend to make four ounce bottles and then just top her off with an extra two ounces if she wants it.

She sleeps:

Really well at night. She'll give us a good solid six hours or more almost every night.  It really varies what time she settles for the night - sometimes it's as early as 9:45, other times 11:30 and everywhere in between.  She'll then wake up sometime around 4:00, have a bottle, then go back to bed.  She then tends to wake up around 7:30, eat, and then stay up for a couple of hours before settling back down.

My view on our daily walks <3
Naps are more sporadic.  She'll mostly just take cat naps during the day, unless I take her for a walk.  If I walk her in her stroller, she'll sleep for a good two hours at a stretch.  In order for her to get a good nap and for me to get in some fresh air and exercise, we tend to take a nice three mile walk every day.

She wears:

Size three month is a tad small and size six month is a tad big.  Some stores carry a size 3-6 month, and that fits the best right now.

She loves:

Her binky

Playing with Daddy's fingers

Sitting on laps, looking out at the world

Being sung to

Her big brother
Her play mat

On her beloved play mat

Happenings this month:

Visiting with Ms. Sue!

She got in some good quality time with her grandparents who were visiting from Maryland.  She also went to a party at our gym - she was such a trooper! Mama took her along for a quick visit with the office staff at work, too.