Thursday, June 10, 2010

Seven Eleven

I could not believe it when I woke up this morning and the clock read 7:11am.  I had to do a double take because 4 months ago today at 7:11am Avin was brought into this world.  

How has 4 months already gone by?  How can she possibly be 4 months old?  I feel like we are super lucky because we have had so much time with Avin being so little.  She is almost like a newborn still ( in size that is ).  

She is stunning isn't she?  
Chad and I are truly blessed with two beautiful little girls.  I have had so much fun in the last 4 months with Avin.  Being her mommy is amazing and so much fun.  But watching the bond between Alex and Avin and watching them become sisters has got to be one of the best things I have ever watched or experienced.  I love when Alex wakes up and right away asks for her daddy and then asks about Avin.  I love when I look in the living room and Alex is laying right next to Avin.  I love when she talks to her or gives her kisses just because.  I love having girls.  I love having sisters.  

So what is Avin up to at 4 months of age

Smiles all the time

Can follow a person around the room
Moves head in the direction of someones voice

Talks and Coos

Very vocal baby and can get pretty loud

Still loves taking a shower

Eats 4 to 6 ounces at a time

Eats about every 3 to 5 hours

Goes to bed around 9 / 10 pm and wakes up between 6 / 7 am

Still wears newborn size clothing but is starting into 0/3 month stuff

Size 1 diapers

Starting to Roll from Stomach to Back
( i thought it was just that her head was so large it would tip her over but the doctor said she should be doing this.  she did it twice at the dr. office ).  

loves to hold her hands together or have them in her mouth

Squirm Worm

Loves to be swaddled 
( Chad swaddles her super tight at night, it helps her fall asleep right away.  If her hands break free she moves way to much to sleep ).

Sleeping more in her crib

Eyes are still a blueish color

4 Month Features ^ 

4 Month Doctor Visit this morning at 10am.  
It went very well and I got all my questioned answered.  

We are switching Avin from Similac to Target brand because it is WAY cheaper.  The doctor had no issues with that and so I am excited to say that a 40oz can of Target Brand is 17 dollars right now and a 25 oz can of Similac is 21 dollars.  I am hoping this helps with her spitting up.  She spits up a lot but the doctor did not seem concerned at all.  It is more annoying than anything, hate the smell of spit up!

Avin still has Thrush so the doctor gave us another different dose of medication.  This stuff is called Fluconazole and it goes in her bottle instead of trying to get it on the area of thrush.  Hopefully this works we are supposed to do it for 14 days 1 time a day.  

The doctor was overall impressed with how strong Avin is.  She was surprised at how well she had control over her head and neck and how long she could hold it up for while on her stomach.  

Avins 4 month stats
Height 22 3/4 inches at 5%

Weight 10 pounds at >3%

Head 40cm at 25%

She got 3 shots and one oral vaccinations. 
She cried for awhile but has been sleeping most of the day.  Alex held her hand while she got her shots.

Happy 4 Months Of Life Little Lady!  You Sure Do Brighten Our Days!

The headband Avin is wearing above is from Petite Flowers.  An Etsy Shop that I just adore.  Avin also wore one of there bands on the day of her Baptism and it looked perfect. 


Paige said...

You're right she is stunningly beautiful! I have always loved her little headband also.

Katrina said...

She is gorgeous! Love all the pictures. :)

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

She is such a doll. I'm glad everything with her is so good.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Happy 4 months, Avin!
She has the sweetest little face-must be those adorable, tiny features. I smile every time I see a picture of her!

Stephanie said...

So cute! I can't get over that she's 4 months old and still in newborn clothes. I wish mine had stayed that little for that long :)

Meant to be a mom said...

What a gorgeous little baby girl. Seriously Erin she is such a dang cutie!
That headband is beautiful, I think I need one in my size :) Just kidding... (but no seriously I do)....

Rachel and John said...

She's too cute! I love that headband. I love all baby headbands.

Candice said...

She looks so strong pushing herself up like that. Impressive!!