Friday, May 14, 2010

4 Months

Daddy's not-so-little girl

Olivia had her 4 month checkup today. She did great, only crying a little with the shots. Here are her stats:

Weight: 18 lb 3 oz. - 99%
Height: 26.5 inches - 97%
Head: 17.25 inches - 96%

She also decided this week that she didn't want to be swaddled when sleeping anymore. I asked the doctor how to wean her off of the swaddle (one arm at a time? loosen it a bit?) and he said to just not swaddle her. A revolutionary idea! So I decided to test out this novel approach. During her first nap, she cried for 15 minutes and I had to go back in there three times. The second time, she just whimpered and fell asleep. This is a great accomplishment, since I was worried about her getting too hot in that swaddle in the summer heat.

I'm also training her to take a bottle. I didn't have the willpower to ever train Charlotte, but let's face it - I'm used to a fair amount of Olivia crying, so what's some more? She took one bottle yesterday and two today. Not without protest - but I think it is progress.


Eva said...

What an impressive girl! Nothing like a fat and smiling baby to make you smile.

Ted and Hilery said...
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Ted and Hilery said...

What a chubbers baby! I enjoy Olivia updates... she sounds like such a character and so lucky to have such a patience Mommy!

Malesa said...

Your blog cracks me up because I can relate to it soooo much right now. I am also trying to get Katelyn on a bottle. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But it's almost always with a fair amount of crying. Olivia is such a cute little kissalishious baby. I love chubby babies. She sounds like a complete opposite from Charlotte.