Sunday, February 25, 2007

At 4 months Helayna...

•is starting to sit in her Bumbo chair
•loves being sung to (her favorites include, You Are My Sunshine, Jesus Loves Me & Skidamarinkydinkydink)
•loves to talk and talk, especially in the morning
•loves her bath time - we were doing it on the kitchen table in a baby tub but have had to move to the bathroom because she splashes soooo much
•is starting to get this adorable little squeal when she's excited, almost a laugh
•smiles and smiles and smiles
•is getting blonde hair (it sometimes looks red in photos but it's really not red at all)
•is wearing size 2 diapers
•loves to suck on her top lip and when she does she makes this big sucking sound - it is hilarious!
•loves to play with her floor gym
•loves looking in mirrors
•is a very loud sleeper - she's always grunting and moaning in her sleep!
•is starting to get interested in books - YAY!
•no longer has that newborn cry
•is definitely a screamer and will let you know when she is unhappy!
•is usually up twice during the night - long gone are the nights she slept through!
•is quite chubby - her cheeks, legs and arms are so chubby and CUTE!
•is a head-turner - we ALWAYS have people stopping us telling us how cute she is and how much they love her hair!
•is a morning baby, that's when she's happiest
•is out of all of her 0-3 months clothes and wearing 3-6 months stuff now.
•has more than doubled her birth weight (she's getting weighed again on Thurs. so I'll post her official weight then)
•loves to be outside
•gets overstimulated very easily - she doesn't like when people are all in her face
•loves when her mommy and daddy talk to her - this usually gets her smiling big time
•is easily startled by loud, unfamiliar sounds
•still is not napping that well
•constantly has her hands (sometimes both at the same time) in her mouth
•is getting better at being in her car seat - some times she screams but some times she'll just chatter away or stare out the window.
•loves when mommy or daddy sit in the back seat of the car with her (another one of those things I said I'd never do - yah, right!)
•is very sensitive (yep, just like her mommy)
•still kind-of gets swaddled at night, she usually starts out that way but quickly gets her arms free
•hates getting dressed and will scream every time
•still spits-up a lot (which the dr. said is acid reflux - not very fun!)
•loves to be in her Baby Bjorn when we are out and about (she will scream if we try to take her any where in her car seat - she wants to see what's going on)
•loves, loves, loves kisses
•will suck on anything that gets near her mouth (toys, fingers, clothes, etc).
•is the CUTEST little girl in the whole world! Gosh, I am so in love with her! I can't believe she's mine! And yes, every single day her hair cracks me up - there is no controlling it!


Blogger Crystal said...

Awww, such sweet thoughts! You have awesome journalling just calling for a LO here. I'm so glad you are taking time to record your feelings and Helayna's development. I SO wish I had done this for you. ((( HUGS )))

7:08 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Great photo and list-- wow, I wish I'd documented as much when my kids were babies! She's beautiful and I'm so thrilled that you're enjoying her so much!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Those are awesome photos that you guys and Helena will be so happy to have. It makes me want to make sure I have a good camera when I have kids. And I also love her super-cute hair!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Tyler and Melinda said...

What a growing girl. When you did her first month picture the number was almost as big as her. Now at her 4 month picture the number is small compared to her. She looks so great with that great hair and her big eyes. I'll have to call again soon so I can hear her chatting away, and enjoy some of the amazements you experience everyday.

2:41 AM  
Blogger MonaS! said...

what a beautiful photo. She is getting so big - its great that you are documenting all the important things so that you will have them for always. Helayna will really appreciate that some day and its always nice to have them to look back on when she is older!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

oh gosh! she really is the cutest! I love the list you put together every month - it is getting me very excited for things to come my way!

You have to share your baby photo shoot secrets! Do you just use a white sheet or do you have a special setup going on over there? In any case, the photo looks awesome!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

That's a great list of everything Heather. I love reading these. The list will be great when you get to tell her what she did at the certain ages. You're a good MOM!!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

What a great comprehensive list that will be a joy to look back on in even just a few short months! Thanks for sharing her personality with us!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

wow, i can't believe she is 4 months now! LOOK AT THAT HAIR! she sounds adorable! i can relate to the screamer part (i have a screamer baby too!)

6:58 PM  

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