Where does the time disappear to?! Leighton is 4.5 months old but we just went to her 4 month checkup on Friday since our doc was out of town. She is so healthy, happy, wonderfully delicious and beaming with personality already! I was going to do her 4 month post on Friday afternoon while Paige was napping but I literally could not stop kissing Leighton! It is so incredibly difficult to put into words how much one loves their child(ren). I cannot imagine our family without her and its so special to see the bond between two sisters! We are so incredibly thankful for both of these girls and how perfectly complete our family is with these girls!
Here are some fun facts
Age: 4 months, 2 weeks
Weight: 16 pounds
Height: 26 inches
90% Height/90% Weight/90% head circumference
Favorite toy: a plastic, hollow ball that is super colorful and easy to maneuver with her chubby little hands
Favorite food: mommy milk, but she looks at human food longingly for just one taste:). We won't be starting solids until 6 months though so she will have to wait a bit longer!
Activities: Rolling all over the place-she starting rolling over before she was 4 months old. She's ready to chase her sis! She even army crawls a bit. Loves her exersaucer, snuggling, playing with Paige, taking naps in her stroller
Sleep: She is a great sleeper, still in our room for a bit longer. She wakes occasionally for 1 night feeding lately (seems like a growth spurt) but will probably be ready to sleep in the pack-n-play in the spare room soon. Since she and paige are going to share a room, I am going to wait to move her in there until they are on a pretty similar schedule. As of now, they go to bed the exact same time but Leighton wakes at 5 am to eat then goes back to bed until 9:30 am. I definitely don't want Paige up at 5 or Leighton getting woke up at 7:30 when P gets up! Paige had this exact same schedule as a baby but it was not too long before she gave up the 5 am feeding.
Development: Laughs hysterically-got her momma's laugh, reaches for things, awesome grip-has taken a few handfuls of Paige's hair out!, sucks her thumb occasionally to sooth herself, doesn't like pacifiers much, just like P but will occasionally take one for about 45 seconds then spits it out just as she falls asleep-this is wonderful to me, don't like the idea of having to break pacifiers!, sits and stands with support. This little gal is so strong! I guess she is just going to do things so fast because she watches Paige. I just can't believe how she is blazing through milestones. I just want her to cuddle and be tiny a little longer:).
Hair: Her dark hair fell out very early on and she has soft blonde hair now, with a tiny dark brown mullet in the back. I will be cutting it off soon.
Personality: She is such a delightful creature! I know I am partial but I cannot take my eyes and my lips off of her! Recently she and I went to pick up some food to go and a man and his wife (late 50's) stopped me because they couldn't stop starring at her and the man said "She is ever bit as cute as my own grandkids, that is one beautiful child!" I thanked him and he turned around and said "That baby is prettier than my grandkids..." as he was continuing on his wife's eyes got big and she said 'Honey, you can't say something like that!! Come on!!" it was so funny! Her tiny eyes just twinkle and you can see her gums from molar to molar when she smiles. She lights up as soon as she sees her daddy! Squealing and reaching for him! He loves this age.
She already knows her family! When people hold her that she doesn't know, she doesn't cry but will keep an eye on me but she knows (and loves) her grandparents, aunt and uncle and several of our close friends. She has a special bond with her pappy (Tyler's dad) and has the funniest look on her face every time he holds her. Kind of like "I can do anything I want when I'm with this guy, don't mess with me!" HAHA She is also mesmerized by Elmo and basketball on TV.
Nicknames: Muffin, Baby Gypsy, Cake, Muffie, Susan Jr., Cuddles, Tator Tot
We Love you so very much Miss Leighton and love watching you grow & learn!! You add so much to our family and our hearts, life is so much better with you in it!! Love, mommy, daddy, paige & Oscie