Happy Valentine's Day 2011! A year ago today, in the very early morning hours of which I couldn't sleep since Stephen was on-call, I found out I was pregnant with Annie. I was pretty surprised because we hadn't been trying very long. And look at her now...4 months old and reaching one milestone after another - too fast in my opinion. I am really wanting Annie to stay her small, baby self for as long as possible. But, after her 4 month check up today I'm reminded again how fast she is growing and once again her stats made me laugh. She is my chunky monkey and then around 18 mo. she'll slow dramatically and be my petite, skinny girl (just like her sister).
Today she weighed in at 14 lb, 8.5 oz. (70th percentile) and she was 26 inches long (96th percentile). Her head circumference is still up there at 16 7/8" (90th percentile). She got the same vaccines she got at her 2 month check up and was a champ once again. If only that would last. Ella became deathly afraid of shots around 4 and now we have to sit on top of her just for her to get a flu shot!! I don't look forward to having to sit on top of both of them at some point in the future.
As for milestones, she can roll over from her tummy to her back, but not vice versa yet. She can roll over on her side from her back, but not completely over onto her tummy. (Again, I'm in no hurry for that.) She is reaching for everything...toys, glasses, noses, necklaces, hair, etc. And she loves to exercise her vocal chords - in a good, happy way. She loves babbling and hearing herself making high-pitched noises. It's very cute, for now anyway. She also loves scooting on her back and lately we've been finding her in the morning lying in a completely different direction than we laid her down the night before. And no, pediatrician friends, I am not taking off the bumper! :)
We're going to try and start her on some solid food this week, but if she isn't into it we won't rush it. I haven't decided whether I'm going to try rice cereal first or oatmeal. I can't remember what I started Ella on first (guess I should look back in my blog). We don't have any problem with food allergies, so it really doesn't matter. So, let the messiness begin!!