Wednesday, April 16, 2008

4 Months Old!

We've made it to four months! My baby girl definitely does not act like a newborn anymore. She is a very opinionated young lady. She determines how she should be held, she cries any time something doesn't go her way, and she will let you know when she will or will not sleep! It hasn't been the easiest four months, but they still have been fun. We went to the doctor today for her checkup and Audrey got 4 shots and an oral. She still proves to be a skinny baby (25%) but isn't so tall anymore (70%). The doctor agrees with what seems like everyone says, she's an alert baby. He also says that all of this fussiness may just be her disposition. Although I'm VERY thankful that she is healthy, I sure wish there was something we could do to make her happy. Since we went to the doctor today, I don't have a 4 month picture yet. Here are a couple from the last week though - courtesy of Jill and Mom. This is the, "Don't mess with me" look.

I bought Audrey a Bumbo chair and a Baby Bjorn carrier last week. She loves both! I already had two carriers that were a different brand that she did not like. I noticed that every baby I saw in a carrier was in a Baby Bjorn and not my kind. For you new moms or about to be new moms out there, Baby Bjorn is the way to go! We've used it so much already!


Okay, on to things not about Audrey. Yesterday was the 3 year mark of when Michael proposed. It has been a great three years!! Yes, he proposed on tax day and it sure makes it easy to remember! Yesterday, my babe went to the doctor because he is sick. He bought me a card while he was getting his meds and wrote the sweetest things for me. He's even thoughtful when he's sick! He was sick on Valentines too. So much for trying to be romantic on special days. We just try to survive!

I'm losing my hair. A whole stinkin lot of hair! I am so thankful that the reason why I'm losing all of this hair is because I was blessed with a beautiful baby. The reason could be so much worse. Chemo, stress, or simple genetics would be worse. I read somewhere that if you don't want to lose it in clumps, to let your hair air-dry. I tried that yesterday. No thank you! Instead of getting rid all of the loose hair at the beginning of the day, I spent the day with the feeling of just having walked through a spiderweb. You know the feeling - little strings all over you that you can't see to take off. Audrey seemed to always have my hair in her hands or mouth.

I'll write more later, when Audrey is not requiring my attention. :)


Heather said...

I can't believe that she is already four months old!! Time sure goes fast when you are talking about a baby...

Shannon said...

I emailed you Brooke...I can relate to the disposition thing!!

Morgan LOVES the Baby Bjorn and Bumbo too.

What a sweetie that Michael is!!!

Lori said...

The pics are cute. I have been gone from the blogging world cuz our computer was down for a week or more. It was torture!!! Isn't that sad. Oh well, I like knowing what is going on with everyone. I hope to be back for a while at least. I miss you and I can't believe Audrey is growing up so fast.

The Powell Family said...

Congrats on 4 months!! She is too cute. I could totally relate about the losing hair thing with both kids. It too hit me around 4 months postpartum, but stopped a couple of months later. I'm sorry!! It stinks, but you are right, looking at the precious babies make it all worth it!! :)

Gregg & Erin said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on our blog! I'll be sure and share with Gregg. Take care!