Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Scarlett Olivia, Four Months

Scarlett is now four months old. Sadly enough, Dan and I didn't realize it until we were switching out our old calendar for the new one. Here are some highlights from the last month:

  • She is officially a roller girl. She did the front to back stunt shortly after she turned 3 months old. Anything to get out of tummy time.

  • She is able to tripod for a brief time as well.
  • She always has a finger or a fist in her mouth. Yes, she can get the entire fist into her mouth. It is funny when she tries to laugh like this.

  • She's laughing. She laughs hysterically when you tickle her toes or her belly.

  • She loves to flirt.

  • She is enamored with Aveline. She watches the toddler's movements very carefully.

  • Talks all of the time. Happy or sad, she lets you know. She is incredibly vocal. Most of it is garbled though, with her hand shoved in her mouth. Sometimes she is so loud on your lap, your conversation with another adult just across the room is compromised.

  • She drools in pools. I change her bib at least 3 or 4 times a day.

  • Loves playing with her hands, grabbing and swatting at rattles and other toys.

  • Wants to be wherever you are, almost to a fault. It is sometimes hard to use the restroom alone.

  • Started using her exersaucer, or as Dan and I call it, the Circle of Neglect or NeglectoSaucer. She loves the upright vantage point. It is like Homer Simpson's nuclear control panel. She has always loved sitting upright.

  • She has a wide range of emotions and the ability to shift from one to another rather quickly. She lets you know the instant something is not absolutely perfect.

  • Her sleeping has regressed a bit. She goes down around 8 pm at night and wakes to eat a six ounce bottle at 1 am and at 5 am. She also eats quite a bit during the day. We may have to start cereal soon.

  • Is much better after her first cold. She is still coughing a little, but she feels great.
She is a much different baby than Aveline was. We enjoy the new challenge, though. Aveline was way too easy. It's a good thing she was a starter baby. We've moved up to the moderate parental skill level model.


Uncle Crappy said...

Your daughters are going to have to cut back on the cute. They're using waaaay more than their share.

Laura said...

Awww... she's adorable! So glad to hear she's doing well and can't wait to see you guys soon.

Congrats on the job!

Jamie said...

She is just too cute!! I can't get over how big she has gotten. They just won't stay little.

Rae Ann said...

Oh my goodness! They've grown so much and are so cute. Sorry I haven't been by in so long. I hope all is well!

Jenifer said...

I would have loved to get the "moderate parental skill level model"

Cayden turned 4 months on the 3rd. While Paige was an extremely easy baby Cayden has been a challenge.... and a half. Plauged by reflux, colic, and ingrown toenails, we have had to employ a heap load of patience with this little boy.

He has not rolled over yet, I think mostly because he doesn't get much tummy time since I am afraid to put him on the floor lest his big sister mow him over. He also belly laughs when tickled, or when i make funny faces at him, drools buckets and chews his fingers also, and also watches his big sister with great facination...

He has started Stage 1 foods, mostly because it's hard to get the recommended amount of formula in due to the reflux. He doesn't eat them very well yet either.

Anyways, Scarlett is beautiful, I know a boy her age that would be perfect for her. Wink! Wink!