Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Four Months

My Eliza-bean is four months old!  And I can hardly believe it.  Well, mostly, I can't believe I haven't eaten her to little pieces by now - she has the most delicious little fingers and toes.  And her THIGHS, let's just talk about those thighs for a minute.  SCRUMPTIOUS.

Okay, let's get to the details:

DRUMROLL, please.........  our girl, who weighed 8 lbs 5 ozs on the beautiful day she was born, now weighs 17 pounds!  And she is 25 inches long (up from 20 inches when she was born).  So, she's a very proportionate girl.  She is healthy in every way, and our wonderful PNP (LOVE her!) told us that she is doing great developmentally, as well.  "Perfect" is the word she used, I believe :)  Goodness, I feel so lucky to have a healthy baby, I count my blessings each and every day I wake up to her smiling face.

Eliza also wanted to be RIGHT on track with things, so she decided that TODAY, on the day of her 4 month check-up, she would roll over for the first time!  Strangely, she rolled from her back to her tummy - I'm told they usually roll the opposite way first...?  Apparently, she had other plans!  GO E!  

Between months 3 and 4, Eliza really started to engage her outside world a LOT more.  The development has been amazing to watch - she learns things so fast.  She is really good at grabbing things and bringing them - of course - straight to her mouth.  She recognizes me and her daddy now, too, and smiles when she sees one of us.  Oh.  Oh, how that just melts my heart.  She vocalizes a lot, too, and just screeches in delight when she is happy.  She laughs, too, though she prefers to screech and squeal when she's excited.  

Eliza, I just can't say enough about you and how wonderful you are!  I wish I were a brilliant poet so I could express to you just how deep my love and complete adoration runs for you, my shining star.  You are our little bunny rabbit.  Thank you for choosing us to be your parents, we are honored to have been given such a wonderful gift.


Dawn said...

She really is just so stinkin' adorable. I love reading about how much you enjoy being a mommy. Gives me so much to look forward to!

Jessie said...

Adorable. Proportionate. "Perfect!" (Love that sweater, too!)

Joy said...

Hi there! Found you from someone's blogroll. My littlest girl is about the same age as your Eliza!!! Eliza is adorable and I LOVE her name!

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz