Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Madeline: 4 Months

Miss Maddie turned 4 months old a couple of weeks ago. Here are her latest stats from the doctor:

Weight: 10.8 lbs (4th percentile--yes, you read that correctly)
Height: 25 inches (78th percentile)
Head: 15 inches (1st precentile)

Did you read those closely? Basically my baby has the physique of an anorexic supermodel. Rest assured, however, that she is on a growth curve (albeit a lightweight one) and is growing fine, proportionally. She is long and lean, her father's child for sure. When you compare it to last time, she shot up 2 inches in as many months, which may explain why her percentile went down in weight.

*Madeline continues to be a mellow second child. She goes with the flow for just about everything, as long as she is well fed. (I assure you, she does eat!)
*Maddie is beginning to sleep through the night (hallelujah)! She does still wake up maybe once a night but usually puts herself back to sleep within 5 minutes. She still eats in the middle of the night maybe once a week.
*Her sense of humor is growing and we love discovering new ways to make her laugh. A current favorite game: when I pretend to eat her toes or fingers.
*We recently promoted Maddie to the sitting position in the stroller and she loved it!
*Since she rolled over a few weeks ago, Madeline has become a mover and a shaker. It is no longer safe to lay her down on the couch, and if I put her on a bed it has to be in the very middle. With rolling and pivoting, my wiggly girl can move at least a foot in all directions.
*With her new mobility, her favorite place to spend time is on the floor where she can experiment. She will be happy there for almost an hour sometimes!
*She is beginning to show an interest in real food. The other night at dinner she even sucked on some asparagus (roasted with garlic and parmesan cheese, no less!) However, I'm going to hold back on solids for a little while since she is such a lightwight.
*Maddie has discovered her feet with vigor lately, and she can often be found holding them in her hands. They have made it into her mouth a few times, but I have yet to get a picture.

What's up with all the pictures?

This is how we usually find her--with something in her mouth!


The Silly Witch said...

I love her. She looks so smart, and she really is the sweetest baby ever. We loved spending time with you this weekend. Bardo's been talking about Emma's house--Emma has lots of talking toys--I like Emma's house, etc. Thank you so much for letting us stay with you.

Jen said...

Maddie is so cute! And I continue to be jealous of her sleeping habits. Owen was doing mostly great, but he's regressed this last week and now he's TERRIBLE. Sigh. Time for sleep training.

Maile said...

I am seriously impressed by her sleeping. You are very lucky! Do you have any tricks/suggestions? I need my next one to be a good sleeper. My sister's 11-month old is still waking up during the night to be fed - yikes!