Friday, December 17, 2010

4 months!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Sofia!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!

I can't believe it's been 4 months.  Like I keep saying, in many ways it feels like she just got here and at the same time it feels like we've always had her.

Miss Sofia is growing and learning new things everyday.  She is attempting to eat cereal, but that isn't going quiet so well...
Why can't I get it to sit correctly?? Anyway, this was yesterday's attempt at cereal. NONE got in her mouth.  I realize it's a little early but we'll keep trying.

Sofia is becoming VERY grabby.  She will pull my hair right out, pull at my face, and even left quite a scratch across my cheek the other day.  I honestly think that if my reflexes slow down she will be able to grab my eyeball out because she's gotten pretty close.  Man is she strong!  I trim her nails but they're still sharp like nails.  Maybe I should trim and file...mmm...that makes sense.

She is rolling over but not very often with me because by the time I get home, it's almost time for bed and we use the sleep positioner.  Russ says she's rolling over a lot though. 

She sleeps A LOT!  Is she alone when she does this?  Not usually, but that's alright with me.  We usually put her down either on her chair or in her crib at around 6.  She'll sleep on her own (yes, without us right there!) until 9 or 10 or whenever she needs to eat.  Then Russ feeds her and stays with her in her room where she'll sleep until 3 or 4 and then go right back to sleep until 7 or 8.  Even though there are interruptions, she sleeps for 12-14 hours every night.  And then she'll take good long naps during the day too.  She likes her sleep, just like her momma!  My mom keeps bugging me that she should be able to go 8 hours without waking up to eat.  Well, she doesn't and what does she want me to do??  Most of the time, when she does wake up it's because she has gas.  So the gas wakes her and then she's like " belly is empty.  What's the deal?  Feed me, please!"  I think she wouldn't wake up hungry if not for the gas.  And she HAS slept 8 hours a few times, but it's just not the norm yet.  We're getting there.  And all three of us are happy with how things are going.

Biggest 4 month event?  Well, today (right NOW!), Sofia is at her babysitters house!  Alone!  Meaning neither her momma or daddy are there with her!  Russ brought her by this morning for a little trial run because she's starting there on Jan. 3.  He went and hung out for a while and then left!  Ahhh!!  It's been a little over an hour that she's been on her own.  And I know she's fine.  But I keep thinking that if she gets upset and we're not there, what will she do?  She doesn't cry hardly at all, but what if she does now because she's with strangers??  They'll think it's normal because babies cry...but not OUR baby!  I can't remember the last time she cried during the day...sometimes she does at night if we're not fast enough with the bottle. 

She's going to be OK.  Take a deep breath.

Let's look at some recent pictures of her, shall we?  That won't help me take my mind off of it, but who cares? =)


  1. What a cutie! My daughter also sleeps 12-14 hours a night. Actually, pretty regularly she sleeps 14 hours a night. I asked her pediatrician about it and she said it was fine. I hope the transition goes well next year. It is a hard transition to make but I've heard it gets better with time (I'm on week three and struggling a lot, but I hope it will be better after the holidays). Good luck!

    Esperanza @

  2. She is just adorable! Happy 4 months, Sofia! I think the sleeping thing is perfectly normal. Ours nap for 2.5 hours in the morning, another 2.5 in the early afternoon, 45 minutes before dinner then down at 7:15pm til 10pm dreamfeed (totally asleep for it) and stay asleep til 6 to 7:30am (depending on the baby). I think for her age that is totally normal! One thing with the rice cereal -- our kids get physical therapy and the therapist said make sure we don't just deposit the food on the roof of her mouth but to press down with the spoon on their tongues because it triggers them to begin to push it back towards their throat the way they're supposed to. Maybe it will help?

  3. What a cutie! I she likes her new babysitter. Sofia sounds like a very good baby that will be easy to care for.

    Merry christmas.