Isla Meline was 4 months old two weeks ago, and I’m finding that moments to myself (like blogging) are hard to come by these days! Little Miss is growing and changing every day. This was a BIG month for milestones, the biggest being rolling over, lifting her head up while on her tummy and finally giggling – at the four month mark on the dot!
Weight gain has tapered off – she’s only gained about a pound in the last month, but her legs have gotten a lot longer and stronger! All of her 0-3 month pants look like capris, while her 3-6 month pants are just perfect! We’re loving her little rompers and jumpsuits for this warmer weather, like the Gap romper she has on in the picture. She weighed 14 pounds, 8 ounces (63rd percentile) at her appointment last week and was 26 inches long (95th percentile). The nurse did Isla’s measurements and left the room, and then came back into the room to re-measure her because she thought she’d measured her length incorrectly after seeing how much she’d grown since her last appointment. She was right the first time – Isla is just getting longer and longer! Her head circumference was only in the 13th percentile though – Logan & I aren’t sure if we should be worried that it’s so much smaller than the rest of her body – HA!
We’re quickly learning that the days of leaving Little Miss on the bed or on a blanket for a few minutes while getting ready or picking up around the house are over. We come back and she has rolled herself across the room toward a sharp corner or to the edge of the bed. I know crawling is still quite a ways off, but Isla is showing determination to move! She rolls to her stomach (which last month she hated), lifts her head and tries to scoot herself toward an item of interest. Last month, she hadn’t even rolled over yet or lifted her head for more than a second while on her tummy – it’s amazing the difference a month can make!
Isla loves to look at our faces and mimic the sounds we make. She likes to make silly noises with her mouth and recognizes Mom & Dad. We thought we may have heard some little giggles at various times last month, but couldn’t be sure, and now we’re sure we heard some laughter on Saturday! Logan was kissing her face, making silly noises and blowing air on her skin and she started giggling! He did the same thing again and we got more giggles! It was the cutest sound I’ve ever heard! 🙂
Her fear of missing out (FOMO) is continuing. She is still a great sleeper at night, but doesn’t want to miss out on any of the activity during the day, even when she’s obviously VERY tired. Having a nap time routine helps, but Miss Isla only falls asleep after a lot of wailing, feeding and fussing. When she’s awake, Isla has to be looking around, aware of what’s going on around her at all times. She’s a social butterfly! 🙂
Her entertainment has changed this month, too. While she LOVED her playmats for the last three months, she prefers just rolling around on a blanket in the middle of the floor with a few toys spread around to grab and chew on. She also likes hanging out in her SkipHop Activity Center and playing with all the fun toys on the activity tray.
Our goal for this summer is to move Isla to her room. She is still in the Pack n’ Play in our room and it’s working out great, but she is starting to become more and more aware of any noises around her, so it’s getting pretty difficult to put her to bed before we’re ready to go to bed ourselves. (Spoiler alert: I started writing this a few weeks ago, and she is now in her own crib!! Hallelujah! No more tiptoeing around at night!)
If you couldn’t tell already, we love our baby girl SO MUCH and can’t wait to continue watching her reach new milestones – but time can slow down just a little! I pray every day for her to grow big and strong, but it’s happening a little faster than my mommy heart can handle!
See you back here (too) soon for a 5 month update!