Ivy Corinne | Four Months

Ivy at Four Months

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S T A T S
Weight | 14lbs 9oz
Height | 25 3/4 in
Diapers | Size 1
Clothes | About to squeeze out of her 0-3 month! Is wearing a few 3-6 month items.

W H A T ‘S N E W

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Ivy is growing like a weed (especially in the chub department) and learning so many new things! Shes gets easier and more fun each day!

| Ivy girl found her hands this month and is always sucking on her fingers.
| She is reaching and grabbing for toys, and my hair. Ouch!
| Babbles like crazy. She wakes up babbling away in her crib. It’s my favorite.
|She is really beginning to observe and take things in. She lays on her play mat and just talks away while looking at the hanging toys.
|Ivy loves to watch Nora play and it’s adorable!

L O V E S
LOVES her jumper. She still isn’t ready to be in it for too long, but she loves to be upright and able to see what’s going on.
LOVES taking a bath and kicking her legs in the water. I think baths are her favorite thing. She might even love them more than her momma.
LOVES linkadoos. Nora never cared for these classics, but Ivy is a big fan!
LOVES when anyone gives her their undivided attention. She is obsessed with being the center of attention.
LOVES sitting in her froggy chair and talking.

H A T E S
HATES lotion after baths.
HATES being hungry. Girlfriend is a clock with an alarm set for every three hours. On. The. Dot.

So glad there are more loves than hates!

E A T

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Ivy is still the best eater! I am so thankful I got to have a good nursing experience this time around. She is still eating every three hours, with some cluster feeding in the evenings. She will still randomly go on nursing strikes for a few feedings and barely eats, but usually she is still happy until she eats again. We did have an odd week where she would only eat from one side, not a specific side, just one and done.  That’s is resolving itself.

Ivy typically eats at the following times: 2am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 7pm

We started solids with Nora at four months and she took to it really well. I don’t know if we will with Ivy yet. I might wait a little longer, but personally I love the baby food stage! It’s so fun to introduce them to new things!

S L E E P

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Is it possible for a baby to hit the 4 month sleep regression early? Ivy has never been the best sleeper, but this month was a doozy.

Other than a bout of short naps, she sleeps well during the day. She takes 3-4 naps a day. Her first nap is an hour after she wakes up and lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. Nap number two is between 9:30-10:00 and is usually an hour to an hour and a half. Her afternoon nap is , wait for it, AT THE SAME TIME AS NORA’S!!! Yep, I have achieved mom heaven! Ivy takes her longest nap around 1:30 and sleeps about two hours. She takes another evening nap around 5, which is typically about 45 minutes.

Night time sleep is a different story. This month was rough!

First we struggled to get her to go to sleep and stay asleep each night. We were spending almost two hours some nights going in and out of her room trying to get her to stay asleep. Finally after figuring out the perfect bedtime and a little mild sleep training she is doing so well at that.

The other issue was multiple night wakings, but not to eat. She was just awake and crying and needed rocked back to sleep. If I ever did try nursing her she would just latch to get back to sleep. During the worst of this she started hating the swaddle. My swaddle loving baby suddenly screamed her head off when we tried to swaddle her. She was also breaking free every single night. So, Ivy graduated to the sleep sack and is sleeping much better because of the change.

Ivy is still far from sleeping through the night, but she at least has been consistent the last few weeks. Here is her general schedule.

| 7:00 last feed of the day. 7:30 begin bedtime routine. Jammies, swaddle, rock and sing. Asleep by 7:45-8:00.
| Awake between 2-3am to eat. I have to nurse her on one side then change her diaper before switching sides to get her to take a full feed. (Before doing this, she would wake up an hour later to eat on the other side.)
| Awake again between 6-7am to eat and typically is awake for the day.

Not bad at all. Do I wish she was sleeping through the night? Yep, sure do. But, I will take some consistency over how things were at the beginning of this month.

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Ivy,

I’m gonna be honest, month 3 has been a doozy. It felt like we watched our sweet, content baby become a fussy, difficult one. I felt like I was frustrated with you more than I was loving on you. Chalk it up to a developmental leap, a phase, or whatever, it wasn’t pretty. As hard as this past month was I was reminded many times that you are so full of light. Easy to smile or give a tiny giggle. You’re a precious gift and even if month four isn’t any better than month three, I’m gonna love you like crazy (while whispering to myself that “this too shall pass”😉)

Look How You’ve Grown

~3 Months to 4 Months~

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Four Month Photos

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