Chloé had her 4 month appointment yesterday. She weighs 13 lb 10 oz and is 26 inches long. She's tall like her 6'5" daddy.
She's eating much better thank goodness and we no longer have to fight with her to eat. We are starting cereal today and will move to stage one foods in a couple of weeks after she masters cereal. I got her to take a few mouthfulls of cereal but she wasn't opening her mouth for them. I took the opportunity to shove it in when she would make noise. After a while she started to cry and fuss, so I ended the feeding. I hope it goes better in the near future!
Other than that, she's just such a happy happy baby. Almost never cries. Even got her vaccines yesterday with just a wimper. She laughs and smiles every time you talk to her. You'd think I must be the most hilarious person on the planet! She loves her Jumperoo too and will bounce around laughing for a half hour or more. She also loves her Baby Einstein DVD's and pays super close attention when I play them for her. Sometimes twice! I can get a lot done when I'm home with her that way. We do a lot of "tummy time" and we are practicing sitting up by just her holding my fingers in front for balance.
She's always been a great sleeper and has slept through the night since she was 6.5 weeks old. I think she's starting to teethe since she chews on her hands, my hands, blanket, Sophie, or anything she can get into her mouth. She is also drooling more and we are keeping a bib on her most of the time so her clothes don't get soaked.I have to put vaseline around her mouth to keep it from getting chapped. It works well!
Dallas -- Hang in there.... maybe Ethan is having gas pains or a little reflux that is making him uncomfortable. Try a little simethicone in his bottle and keep his head elevated when he lays down. We used a crib wedge available at any baby store and about $20. I'm sure you already got them... but I ordered my birth announcements through Shutterfly and they were beautiful. The 5 x 7 size is on very nice cardstock. I had two $20 coupons so I basically just paid shipping. The coupon's are pretty easy to get. I think I had gotten one at the hospital from the photographer who did the hospital pictures and one from Motherhood Maternity when I bought some clothes a few months before she was born.
Leora -- Hi hun! I am so sorry you are going through this m/c that is dragging on. But, I have total confidence that you will be here soon on this side of the boards. Your vacation sounds wonderful. Relax, have a great time, then come back and get pregnant! Miss you!