Abby, at 4 months.

4months.jpgWow. I blinked, and now Abby is 4 months old! She had her 4-month appointment this week, and the doctor was very happy to see how she’s moving along.

Abby now tips the scales at 13 pounds, and is 23.8 inches long! That puts her at the 49% for weight, and 33% for length (compared to when she was born, when she was at the 7% for weight and 30% for length). She was very good during her immunizations, too – she fussed just a little bit – and since returning home, she’s been extra snuggly – perfect for mama’s birthday present.

She’ll have another appointment at 6 months, then after that, her next well-baby will be at one year. I am so proud of how she’s grown and each day, as she learns new things – like discovering her own voice, or how to scoot around her crib.

Other updates?

  • Abby hit a little bit of a sleep regression recently, and had been waking more at night, but I suspect it may have been a result of her schedule being disturbed a little with house guests. The past two nights, she was back to her old self, waking to feed once, then drifting back to sleep. She still dislikes day naps in her crib, but with consistent 11-12 hour nighttime sleep, it doesn’t really concern me. If she seems a little tired during the day but doesn’t want to sleep in her crib, I put her in the carrier and walk around and she’ll fall asleep almost instantly.
  • We’ve had to transition all her NB clothes out, and now, even some of her 0-3 month clothes! The majority of her daily outfits are 3-6 months – and this mama might be just a bit biased, but I think she looks great in every color and style 😉
  • Giggling, “talking,” and what I can horizontal dancing are some of Abby’s favorite activities. Sometimes I’ll step out of the room when she’s playing at her little activity gym and just hear her carrying on a little conversation with herself and cracking up, too. It’s the funniest thing.
  • I see no evidence of teeth (yet) but poor Abby is teething like crazy – I call her the mega drooler! I think we now own 25+ bibs.
  • Our version of Elimination Communication continues to progress, and she goes on her little potty a few times a day. However, just like every other aspect of parenting – as soon as I think I have it figured out, Abby changes it up! Today, I picked her up and put her on my hip when she indicated she didn’t have to go…then proceeded to pee all over her carrier (thank goodness its washable, and we have backup!), my shorts, and down my leg. Could’ve been worse, right? Hah!

On top of this fun, it seems the dogs are increasingly interested in Abby, and greet her every morning, and often just stop and sit next to her, observing. I look forward to seeing how their relationships grow!

What’s going in on your world this month?


  1. I have never heard of elimination communication. I have heard of parents putting their kids on the potty during known active potty hours but this is the first I’ve ever heard about an actual process. That’s very interesting. I wonder if my son is too old to try this with.

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