Thursday, July 17, 2014

Emery {4 Months}

Emery is FOUR months old! Oh my goodness, she has gotten even more fun this last month! The highlight of our month was most definitely when she laughed {goodness, she laughed!} for the first time. There is just something so precious about baby laughs. 

One Month Update
Two Month Update
Three Month Update

Here's what's been going on with Emery the last month.

- We don't go to the doctor until August 1st for her four month check up. I waited too long to schedule it and didn't think about how the doctor's office would be crazy busy right before school started, so it will be more like a 4-1/2 month check up. I'm really curious to see how much she weighs and how long she is!!

- She's still wearing 3 month and 3-6 month clothes, but we had to move up to 6 month pajamas because she's so long. We also just switched to size two diapers.

- She's doing great with the four hour schedule! She's eating 6 ounces four times a day. When we give her a bottle, she gets so excited that she almost growls when we put it in her mouth. It's so funny! We introduced cereal on Sunday night and she didn't like it very well at all. She was excited about her new seat...

But she definitely didn't appreciate what happened next...

- Last month, I feel like she was just starting to notice her hands. Well, she's definitely found them! She stares at them all the time, she puts them in her mouth, and she can grab toys and reach for things in her play mat. We cheer and get so excited every time she does it! When she grabs toys, she instantly hugs them to her chest {especially her Wubbanub} or puts them in her mouth. If she's wearing a dress or a shirt, she'll grab the bottom of it and try to pull it up to her mouth. I'm already talking to her about being ladylike. :)

- Naps are finally getting better! Last month, I was about to pull my hair out with that stupid 45 minute intruder thing, but ever since we switched to a four hour schedule, she does so much better. She still usually wakes up after 45 minutes, but most of the time she can get herself back to sleep.

- We figured we'd better start transitioning her out of the swaddle that she sleeps in. I started leaving one of her arms out and she's done a great job. We'll probably give it about a week and then switch to this swaddle sleep sack and leave her arms out...especially since she can get them out anyway. HOW does she do this?!

First day with her arm left out *on purpose*...

- This baby *loves* to kick her little legs. She's really started to kick in her little bath tub which splashes water everywhere. She also kicks like crazy when people talk to her or when she gets excited.

- She's still not a huge fan of tummy time. Now that she's gotten better at rolling over from her tummy to her back, she usually just rolls over as soon as I put her on her tummy.

- We were pretty sure that she was teething last week because she was sucking on her hands, drooling, and sucking in her bottom lip over her gums, but this week has been much better. I guess that's how teething goes? When it seemed like she was uncomfortable, I gave her these teething tablets and it seemed to help. I also got a little teething toy that buzzes when she chews on it. It was so funny the first time I gave it to her because her eyes got all wide when it started buzzing. :)

- She has started to make some new sounds! She does this thing where it sounds like she's making the g sound in the back of her throat...especially when someone is talking to her. She's also started squealing a little bit.

- I already mentioned that the highlight of our month was that she's started laughing! We thought we heard a little giggle when Daniel was kissing her tummy one night, and then a few nights later, he was rubbing her tummy and making a silly sound and she couldn't get enough. She would laugh like crazy and then squeal at the end of each laugh. Of course, we *loved* it and have been acting like complete fools trying to get her to laugh ever since.

post signature
Follow on Bloglovin  follow us in feedly


  1. She is just the cutest thing ever!!!! I'm want to cry, I wish I could meet her and let her and Justin have a playdate while we sip coffee!! I'm going to have to try your trick to take one arm out of the swaddle. I have no idea how I'm going to unswaddle Justin! He refuses to sleep unswaddled and wakes up when he get out (or loose.) It may just be a few rough days for us :( on top of already rough teething days... I'm not looking forward to it, but it is so hot here!!! and he's sweating through his swaddle. I'm so sad! Ok, enough with my whining! I can hardly wait for for your 5 month update!!! I love reading them!!!

  2. and the giggle!!!!! I ADORE baby giggles!

  3. I wish that so much, too! You need to let me know if y'all visit Florida, because that's only a four hour drive for us! I've never even met Sophia! I hope you can get Justin to start sleeping unswaddled. I was so nervous about it, but we left both of Emery's arms out last night and she slept later than she's ever slept...8:00! What?! We got her a Halo Sleep Sack Swaddle, so she still has the tightness of the swaddle, but her arms are out. Maybe that would work for Justin?

  4. Just saw this! We are planing on being there for Christmas. I'll let you know the dates as soon as we know for sure! And as you know by now sleeping is going a bit better ;)