4 Months Old


My heart cries and jumps for joy at typing those words. My baby is growing healthy and for that I jump for joy but it makes me sad, in a bittersweet sort of way, she is growing so fast. It seems like yesterday we were driving to my mom's for the first time with her in the car.

Before I get too far into this, I would like to mention something I noticed the other day: Zoë is bound to have at least one of her birthday's, though more likely several (I hope it's several but only God knows), on Friday the 13th. I'm not into scary movies or anything scary at all. And from the looks of it, Zoë won't approve of it either. She may even do something anti-scary. Just thought it was interesting.

Anyway...on to sweet Ms. Zoë.

I was able to take some pictures of her today so we could document her growth by pictures (not to mention eat up her cuteness...oh and I'm about to photo dump):

Not so easy to see a difference in the pic between this month and last, but cute none the less

This girl can make some silly faces. Not sure what this was at or if it was just spontaneous.

I mean seriously. Look at that face. HAHA!

Good milk

PAHAHAHA! I still can't get over this candid shot. And the dimples above her nose.

Excuse me?! (Look at those chubby cheeks)

Now are you ready for some sweetness? Because we are chock-full of it! I mean seriously, get ready to have your heart melt you guys.

Look at those GORGEOUS blue eyes!

She's not happy. Not one bit.

Whatcha doin' Zoë?
Oh, ya know, just chillin.

Oh and that smirk. Gets me every time.

I don't know about you guys, but I could just EAT. HER. UP! This momma is sold: hook, line, and sinker.

Zoë Baby,

My how you are growing! I cannot believe we are already here at 4 months. Your personality shines more every day (and it rears its stubborn little head too :]). I'm loving getting to spend all my time with you so that I experience first hand your likes and dislikes, what makes you smile and what scares the bejeebers out of you, your new discoveries and continued interests.

You are getting so big! At your 4 month check-up you weighed 14 lbs 6 oz, a whole 3 pounds since your 2 month. You've also grown 2 inches so that you're now 25 inches tall. As far as percintile: you're 75 percentile for weight and between 75 and 90 for height. Needless to say, you are long and lean.

Here is what you have been up to this past month:
  • You've rolled over a few more time, but as you are still not a fan of your tummy I have a feeling we're just going to be slow going with that.
  • You refuse to roll over from back to tummy. That has not been done once by you.
  • You now initiate smiling. So sweet when you make eye contact with me and smile.
  • You laughed for the first time last friday, July 6. Daddy was making fun of a sound you made and after a few times, you giggled. You've laughed some more since then but you have a tendency to take your time practicing what you're learning until it becomes a daily event. You laughed at me earlier tonight so it is becoming more regular.
  • You prop yourself up on your elbows when you're on your tummy.
  • You scoot yourself forward, though ever slowly, when on your tummy.
  • When you're on your back, you scoot yourself backwards. Need I say your little legs are very strong.
  • You are fully in size 3-6 months/6 months clothing
  • You are still in size 2 diapers but you have to wear size 3 at night or you wake us up in the middle of the night. I don't blame you at all. 
  • You are still boycotting naps, though it has gotten much better. We actually had about a week or two where you were taking 2 very good naps. However, that was short lived and your back to not napping so well. I'm hoping that by the time we're nearing 6 months, all this will have fixed itself the way it did for your 2 cousins, Brayden and Connor.
  • You talk ALL. THE. TIME. It's adorable! You talk to your bird friends that hang above you on your bouncy seat. You talk because you want to. You talk to me. You talk to your daddy. You talk. No one has to tell you to, you do it because you're a girl :)
  • You grab your feet a lot.
  • You grab anything within reach, which means it's hard to hold you while I eat.
  • You also put most of what you grab in your mouth. We just make sure we keep only safe things in your reach.
  • You're starting to show signs of readiness for solids. We're still going to wait a bit, but you watch me and daddy eat, as well as, smack when you see food. I also think you understand the question "are you hungry?" because I can ask you and you get excited and smack if you're ready to eat. 
Sweet Pea, you are my pride and joy. I am loving every minute with you and am so blessed to call you my daughter. You light up my world. I can't imagine life without you. You are growing too fast for my liking but I am so glad you are healthy. I'm looking forward to seeing what changes in the next month.

I love you, Sugar!


  1. She is sooo CUTE!! And I love hat blanket that she is on in the first few pics!

  2. Aww thanks Laura! I do too! My aunt made it for her. She handed it to me telling me it was her first project and it's ok if we didn't use it because she felt it was a bit rough around the edges but we use it ALL. THE. TIME. Have to love gifts like that. Don't you crochet or knit hats?


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