So here I am, posting two months at a time because well frankly time is scarce right now with the holidays, my computer breaking down and well, you know having a baby! But, I do want to continue to post these monthly updates, mainly so I can keep track of things myself!
It is so cliché but seriously, how is Addison already FOUR months old. Seriously. It is like I blinked and she is no longer a tiny err.. almost 9 lb baby we just took home from the hospital! She is changing so much every day it is hard to keep up! Here is a random mash up of pictures and fun stuff that has happened in the past two months!
This is the aftermath of our morning happy hour. Typically Addie wakes up around 2:30-3:00 now (she was previously sleeping through the night since 7 weeks! Hello 4 month sleep regression?) I nurse her and on a good night get her back to sleep by 4. Sometimes it's 5. Then Aaron usually wakes up with her around 6/6:30 or so and I sleep until he needs to get ready around 7. He sometimes feeds her a bottle and I always pump a good 16 oz. Sometimes she isn't hungry at all in the morning. I can't decide if it is because she knows that if she waits a little bit I will nurse her or if she just isn't hungry.
Addie continues to like to help me cook in the kitchen as well.
But the biggest change in month three for our family was me resigning from my job. It was a really hard decision to make at first since I really loved my job, the students and the people I worked with. But ultimately it was what was the best decision for our family. I really am loving being at home with Addie every day and we seem to keep busy. That might be different in the middle of January when we aren't prepping for Christmas but, overall it is awesome. The picture above was my first day after resigning. I sent it to my husband telling him I like my new coworkers. He said "the pay isn't good but you get to sleep with the boss." Touché.
The low point of month three was probably when Addie got her first cold. Seriously is there anything sadder than a congested baby!? Ugh, it was rough. I think that is when our sleep troubles started, when she couldn't breathe and kept waking herself up. She had a little fever too hence the short sleeved outfit above.
But we got tons of extra snuggles. She would only nap with me which at the time was amazing. Now, I have a "holdy (as my Seester says) napping" baby monster. I have GOT to get this baby to nap in her crib! Any tips?!
Her love affair with the fairies is still going strong.
And she is not a big fan of laying down.
This is her "I'm going to poop now" face. Then she did.
Overall month three was awesome!
Enter month 4! (Still loving those fairies)
And as tradition on my side of the family, went to the tree farm
We helped my parents cut down a tree...ours is artificial...for now :)
But she does like to listen and look at the pictures.
Baby's first smiling selfie.
I'm so sad I didn't get this in action but Rem came over by Addie while she was bouncing and dropped his toy off at her feet. He looked up and down at her and the toy like "hey, I brought you my toy, want to play? Let's be best friends." My heart melted. I think we will keep Rem around. Things were a bit touch and go until he did that :)
We just had her 4 month check up and she is 91% in weight, 98% in height and 57% in her head circumference. Her doctor said she is "perfectly proportioned and a very healthy baby!"
Oh Addie, we just love you to the moon. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have you!