Wednesday, July 7

4 months!

it's a little (a lot) belated, but ellie is four months old!

last week we got her measurements and shots. she's in the 75th percentile across the board.
she weighs 14 lbs 6 oz and she's 25 inches long. yes, big girl!
she still doesn't have a whole lot of hair on top, but everything else is growing.

she has really grown up a lot this past month. she's rolling all over the place and wiggling nonstop. her grip and her hand-eye coordination have gotten pretty good and she is starting to get into things. she makes tons of noises and smiles constantly. well, okay, she doesn't smile constantly. she has developed a really powerful scream and she lets us know whenever she isn't happy. she shows a lot more emotion now: scared, sad, frustrated, grumpy, excited, shy, pleased, coy, the works. she loves to cuss me out. she also moans like a little motorboat when she's tired.

she has started sleeping in her crib and, most of the time, she sleeps all night. sometimes it takes a lot of stories to get her to sleep, though. we've finished abel's island and fantastic mr. fox and now we're reading grimm's fairy tales and the jungle book. she sat in her high chair for the first time last week. she slumped over to the side, of course, but it helped her from dropping her toys on the ground. she has really started to like her toys. actually, she's pretty interested in everything.

ellie likes:

her feet
her pacifier
ceiling fans
daddy's guitar
mommy's silly noises
other kids
mommy's hair
when daddy comes home

ellie dislikes:

stuffy noses
when she can't reach her toys
when mommy makes dinner
being ignored
being too tired to sleep

we love our eleanor.

(even when she is a whiny little wiggle worm. more often than not she's a smiley little wiggle worm, though.)


Madalyn said...

How adorable! Can't wait to see her (I say "see" because with all your family and your sisters, I probably won't be able to hold her LOL)

Kristina P. said...

She is beautiful! She has the most beautiful skin.

Saimi said...

I don't blame her for not liking shots, I don't like them either!

What a super cute, adorable little girl. Kristina's right she does have beautiful skin!

erynn louise said...

i can't believe she is so big!! can't wait to have you guys come out!

Whitney said...

Oh she is sooo cute!!

Just SO said...

She is so darn cute! I can't wait to squeeze her!