Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cate at 4 Months

Wow! We are already 1/3 of the way through our first year with sweet little Cate!
We have not been in for her 4 month check up, so I'll have to add her stats after that. I think it's safe to say that she's going to be big for her age, just like Cole was. She is wearing 3-6 month clothes, but can also start to fit into some 6-12 or 6-9 month clothes. She's also wearing size 3 diapers, with the occasional size 2's that we have to get rid of. Update: As of 5/28, Cate measured 26.5 inches (97%) and 16 pounds 4 ounces (91%).
We had Cate's dedication at church over Mother's Day weekend. We also took our first out of town trip during this past month when we drove to Dallas for the weekend. She did great with a little bit of crying on the drive home, but I think she adapted pretty well with all that was going on. We've had a little change with her sleep schedule in the past week. She was sleeping from 8 PM to 7 AM at night and taking 3, 2 hour naps during the day. However, she hit a significant growth spurt and started waking up between 4 and 5 AM for an extra feeding and taking shorter naps which lasted about 4 days. She's started to come out of it, but is hit or miss on sleeping until 7 AM and taking 3 naps still but varying in length from 45 min to 1.5 hrs. If she wakes up after 45 minutes, we try to hit the swing so she will fall asleep for a little bit longer. Update: I forgot to add that she is sleeping with a sleep sack on for naps and night since about 16 weeks. She missed her swaddle for a little bit, but adjusted pretty quickly.
She hasn't rolled over yet, but is starting to move her hips around and roll side to side when she's on her back and tummy. She likes laying on her playmat and sitting in the Bumbo seat.
She is still breastfeeding and eats 5 or 6 times a day, depending on when she wakes up in the morning. That is going well, and we have no plans of stopping. I am counting on making it a year, like I did with Cole, and so far, so good. I'm excited about starting rice cereal and baby foods soon though!
Cate has a sweet little smile and will smile and "talk" whenever she makes eye contact. It's fun to see her paying attention to what's going on around her and interacting with us and Cole. She's also had a few good belly laughs out of the blue. She's also started blowing little raspberries and bubbles. Her shirt is usually soaked half way down from all of it. She also has these funny sighs that she makes.
I got a good picture of her hair. It's getting longer! But it's a little shorter and balder looking on the back of her head where she sleeps on it. Bows will stay in much easier now though as her hair has gotten longer and a little thicker.
No monthly photo shoot is complete without a picture with big brother. :)
I also got this cute one of them looking at each other. Cole loves to get her to smile, using his high pitch voice. "Cate, gimmie a smile, girl." :)

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