Anna @ 4.5 months

Anna is 4.5 months old.

She has changed quite a bit since the last time I updated at 3.5 months and 4 months. But overall, she's still one smiley and cute baby.

Her appetite has increased phenomenally these past 2-3 weeks. She's eating on average 750-850cc a day! Luckily I am still able to keep up the milk production. Whew.

She continues to sleep through the night. However, since showing signs of crawling (butt in the air, knees up, and legs kicking) and rolling over, we hear her tossing and turning in the middle of the night. She lets out a bit of fuss, but we ignore her and she usually falls back to sleep. I am really happy about her sleeping habits. I get at least 8 hours of sleep myself at night!

Her position of choice is on her tummy. We plonk her on the floor, she immediately flips over, and lunges forward. I don't think it will be long before she starts CRAWLING. But to be honest, I am dreading the moment when she begins to move. It means I will have to watch her more carefully and all that dog hair on the floor is already giving me a headache.

Anna seems to recognize us and smiles SO BIG whenever she sees us. She loves the mirror and grins at herself. She has discovered her toes. There are 2 sure ways to get giggles out of her - 1) wave blankets and 2) say "pinku" over and over. If she's awake at the right time, we watch Sesame Street together. Her favorite kick-back buddy is Pesto.

I am sure there are a million and one other things I am missing in this post, but the bottom line is....

I am really, really enjoying this baby phase.
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  1. Anna will soon be used to a little dog hair. :)

    What of Pargo? Are Anna and Pargo getting along?

    I had to chuckle at that "She has discovered her toes." :)

  2. I hope you keep enjoying it! You sound head over heels over her and she sounds like she's progressing so well. She'll be running in no time...but I still hope she takes her sweet time getting there.

    Thanks for the little updates and letting us see Anna grow before our eyes. She's such a cutie! Ha, I bet everything looks incredible to her :)

  3. "Pinku!" is amazing you are getting so much sleep! Good on Anna! :)

  4. Vasectomy PleaseJuly 30, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Things may change over time, and I'm sure they will, but right now, it feels like we lucked out on this first kid. If only she was indestructible, then we could squeeze her even tighter. But I shutter to think about how our relationships will evolve once she becomes a teenager.

  5. @ Intense Guy: Pargo is still indifferent toward Anna. We can only hope that he will eventually warm up to her.


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