Friday, March 20, 2009

4 Months Old!!!

Well, Isabelle is 4 months old today!!! I don't know how it happened, but somehow four months have already disappeared... It's pretty sad, really... But anyway, so she had a very big day!!! We started off by sleeping through the night last night! I needed extra Belle time last night so she didn't get to bed until a little after 8 instead of her normal 7-7:30ish and she slept until 6:30 this morning!! (Well, she did fuss a little at 4:45 and I got up and gave her her paci back and she went back to bed). Anyway, she's been trying to roll over for a couple weeks now and when I went to pick her up from daycare today, they said she did it today!!! Twice! :) It's so exciting! She rolls from her back to her tummy and then gets all mad because she's on her tummy and she still doesn't like tummy time. hehe Silly girl! I am kind of sad that I missed her first time rolling over, but until I win the lotto, I have come to terms with the fact that I have to work and will miss a lot of firsts... It totally sucks, but I guess you just do what you have to do... I just hope I don't miss the first word and ESPECIALLY not the first time she says "mama" or "dada". I will cry my eyes out if I miss the first of that! I should talk to the daycare people and tell them not to tell me when she has firsts, then all her firsts will be when she's home with me! :) We'll see... But to make me feel better, she DID roll over for me at the doctor's office!!! What a good girl!

Anyway, so, we went to the doctor and our little munchkin is now 25 inches long and 16lbs 15oz!! Almost 17lbs!! Holy smokes! Anyway, that puts her in the 75th percentile for length and still above the 95th for weight. But she is quite healthy. She does have "inverted eyelashes" on the bottom eyelashes, which is the cause of all the eye goobies that she's had because the eyelashes are irritating the eyes, which is what I thought from the beginning, but what do I know?? Anyway, Doc says it's nothing to worry about yet and he hopes that as she grows, some of the fat in those (cute little) cheeks will go away and the eyelashes will unfold themselves. However, if they don't, then we'll have to go see a pediatric opthomologist... For now, he gave us some ointment to put in her eyes to keep her from getting an infection. He also told us to put a couple drops of baby shampoo in a glass of water and use a sterile cotton ball to wipe all the goobies off of her eyelashes. Anyway, other than the eye goobies, she is healthy as can be and we can start her on cereal tomorrow and in a couple weeks, we can start her on vegetables! That's quite a lot of milestones in one day!! I don't think her monthly calandar can handle that many stickers on one day!! I'm going to have to put some numbers in it and put some footnotes at the bottom!! haha!!

So, I decided to do this little growth chart thing for Belle's scrapbook (yeah... someday that'll happen)... so I just started it and decided to put it here for you to see where she is and has been growth wise. :) I just read today that breastfed babies typically grow faster than formula fed babies in the first 3 months, then slower than formula fed babies from 3 to 12 months. Interesting little tidbit for the day!

Anyway, I'm going to go do some facebook reading to see what the latest gossip is all about and then I'm off to bed!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

I am here to help you if you need it :) We have been there with eye goobies and Jack is on his fifth eye surgery (coming up in a few weeks)--not inverted eye lashes but very narrow tear ducts. We have had a few pediatric ophthalmologists--let me know if you want to chat (phone, fb, etc).

As for the firsts, our daycare mom was awesome and never told us if we missed something :) In fact, when I would come in and say Jack finally rolled over, she would celebrate and then act as if when he rolled at daycare it had never happened before. The way I look at it is, you will be there for Belle when the MAJOR stuff happens that she needs her mom for--all that stuff that changes in her body, boyfriends, college, etc. Missing the first roll will be okay :) You get to see it MORE Often as her mom and take PRIDE in it because she is YOUR baby :)

Hang in there girl!