Saturday, January 22, 2011

Four months old!

My little girl turned four months old yesterday!

But I don't know whether to laugh or cry. :(

I feel like we've turned a corner. Our little girl is so strong and playful, she loves to smile and squeal! It's so exciting to watch her grow and learn about the world around her. I wasn't like this when she hit 3 months, but I am getting a little sad! This must have something to do with having to part with her 0-3 month clothes. She's growing out of them quickly and I got so attached to them. I remember how the majority of them wouldn't even fit her when she first came home! & Now she's moving on to her 3-6 month clothes. It's pretty crazy, if you ask me. So, while I am excited to see my girl grow and move on to new fashion ... I am totally that Mama who wants her baby to stay itty bitty forever.

However, turning four months has been a big deal for my sweet Constance!

Yesterday she got to meet her cousin Hayden, Uncle Heath, & Aunt Melissa! They are from St. Louis, which is about a 5 hour drive from her, so visits don't happen too often! I was really excited to see how she'd do.
Constance meeting Heath for the first time!

I'm pretty sure she LOVED Aunt Melissa!

& Now for me being the horrible Aunt ... we didn't get any pictures of she and Hayden together! :((( Next visit, I guess. But because Hayden is too cute anyway, I swiped a picture from his Mama's facebook.

Isn't he the cutest?! He's pretty hilarious as well. Hopefully when Constance gets bigger they can play. :) I know my cousins from Illinois were my best buds when I was a kid!

And to end her first day as being a four month old, I got a [rare] family shot of us before bathtime!

Her face just cracks me up here!

Now for a few updates:
  • Last time we weighed her (last week), she weighed 14 lbs. and 8 oz.! Woah!
  • She holds up her head very well and does what I like to call baby push ups during tummy time. She pushes herself up with her arms and looks around.
  • Speaking of tummy time, she still gets annoyed with it from time to time, but she is doing much better! I think she is starting to realize that it can be fun as long as she isn't facing the floor.
  • She is crazy about Baby Mozart videos. They keep her very entertained in the mornings when Mommy needs wake up time.
  • She still sleeps a good 5-6 hour stretch at night.
  • I bought a Medela Harmony manual breast pump a few weeks ago and am now feeding her bottles (occasionally) when Josh and I go out or something! I still say nursing is much easier without bottles. Just saying!
  • Her laugh is the sweetest thing I think I have ever heard.
  • She reaches for toys and pulls them to her mouth.
  • She sucks her thumb!
  • She smiles at certain toys she is familiar with.
  • She is an absolute joy!!! :)

Well, my little girl is growing fast. I know I was always told that it would go by quickly, but I never believed it. I am doing my best to savour every second with my sweet baby, because I know I will love looking back on these days.

Happy 4 Months Old Constance!

Just showin' off her big girl moves!


  1. Your post is so sweet today and really enjoyed the pictures and updates. She is a beautiful little girl. And they do grow quickly. Our youngest grandson will turn 5yrs. on Wed. and the oldest grandson turns 11 tomorrow. Where did the time go. Do savor every moment you have with that precious little girl. :) xxx

  2. Sweet post! Your daughter will reading the things you've written about her when she's older. You'll share such special memories!

  3. She is just so gorgeous and I <3 her! I love all the pictures! I'm so glad we saw you this weekend and hope it's not too long until next time!

    Can't believe we didn't get a picture of the two of them!


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