Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kaycee is 4 months!

Our Kaycee girl turned 4 months on Saturday! I can't believe how fast time is going, but at the same time, it really blows my mind to think she's only been a physical part of my life that I could see for the last 4 months!

Jake's work gave them the Friday of spring break off {paid} so that they could spend time with their families! His work is the greatest! 
Her first time outside - she loved it!! 
So sleepy her lips were making faces lol
Story time on my lap
Her comb over! We were playing with her hair one night and combed it over instead of spiking it up. She looked so different!! 
Jake on the left, Kaycee on the right. With their comb overs, they could be twins! 
Max trying to get Kaycee to play with him
Crazy long hair!! 
My little lunch date - I've been sitting her on the counter with me while I cook, and then move her to the table while I eat :) 
Love my mini! 
Jake thought she was asleep, so her turned so I could look and I just saw these two little blue beady eyes looking back at me. She LOVES being on daddy. And seeing daddy. And anything at all involving daddy haha. 
She still loves to hold my hand while she eats 
Still loves to play on her play mat
Lunch date!
Being a good girl at the hospital while I got my blood drawn - she's been SUPER awesome! 
We scheduled her first hair cut for April 23. Our neighbor, Betsey Richardson, cut it. She wasn't so sure about this whole process... 
This picture kills me - she looks so cute! 
She HATED having her hair cut!! 
Lots of crocodile tears, but it looks awesome now and hopefully we can just let it grow! Next hair cut, I'll make sure NOT to schedule it during her nap time haha! 
Love her
Playing dress ups! 
Sleepy girl all swaddled. She always looks so teeny to me while she's sleeping 

When she's really tired, she sucks her thumb and fans the rest of the fingers up over her nose 
Except normally, she isn't flipping the camera off I promise lol 

Smiley girl before bed the day she was blessed 
She sure loves her puppy!
And then zonk - she was out on my shoulder and didn't wake up at all when Jake swaddled her 
Breakfast date! 
She just sat there with Sophie in her neck for a few minutes, no crying or moving. I think she was tired haha 
She loves to hold hands and I absolutely love it. I hope she always wants to hold my hand 
Jake getting Kaycee swaddled for bed. After I feed her, and we say prayers, he gets her ready for bed. She loves it - just stares at him or talks to him or giggles {except when I pull out the camera}. 
Jake calls her swaddle sack her wings - this is why. 
All ready for bed!
Max sitting on Kaycee's lap during her 4 month photo shoot 
4 month nearly naked picture
4 month picture with clothes on
Some fun things from this month are: 
  • At her ear infection doctor visit, 2 days before she turned 4 months, she weighed 12 lbs 13 ozs. 
  • She's still an awesome sleeper, and sleeps 12 ish hours a night in her room, plus she has 2 solid 2 hours naps, and then 1 1-2 ish hour nap depending on the day. 
  • She's still wearing 3 month clothes, with 1 newborn onesie still fitting her. A couple of her 3 month pants are starting to get a little short, but for the most part everything fits great still. 
  • She got her first ear infection this month, and it was AWFUL. I absolutely HATED seeing her in so much pain and not being able to do anything about it. She was SUPER snuggly and wanted to be held so that she could sleep, which is opposite of her usual. The doctor gave her a prescription for amoxicillin and it started working almost immediately. She liked drinking it the first few times, but then would spit it all right back out so we've started mixing it with her bottle to make sure she'll drink it. 
  • We still haven't had to buy diapers - she's in the last box that we bought from Costco while we were pregnant. I will TOTALLY be stocking up on diapers while pregnant again - it's been AWESOME! 
  • She's had 1 nap where she wasn't swaddled, but other than that she still loves to be swaddled.
  • She's really close to rolling over from her back to her tummy. She'll get half way and then chill out on her side. She doesn't even try to roll off her tummy though - she'll lay there and lift her head and put it down and lift it up and put it down until she's tired and then she'll bury her little face in her mat and cry until I pick her up. Tummy time isn't her favorite thing haha. 
  • She needs almost no help with her neck when you're holding her - she can hold her neck up high and turn her head.
  • She can sit on her own as long as you hold her hands to help her balance. 
  • Like you saw in the pictures, she LOVES to hold hands. I absolutely adore it. 
  • She is acting like she's starting to teethe. It seems super early to me, but she'll be fussing and then pull your finger into her mouth and chomp down on it and stop crying. It doesn't hurt right now, just feels funny. 
  • She's starting drooling more, which I've heard means she's ready to try solid foods. Going to start trying them as soon as she has her 4 month appointment. The doctor wanted us to wait to come in until she's done with her antibiotic. 
  • She LOVES splashing in the bath on splash nights. One night, she gets shampoo & soap and the next night she just gets to splash and we switch back and forth. She has got me pretty wet a few times from me sitting on the side of the tub while she splashes. She's starting to get a little big for her tub, it'll be fun to put her in the toddler tub when she can sit up on her own. 
  • She is going back and forth on whether or not she likes to suck her thumb. Sometimes she does, and sometimes it's her whole fist. If she's SUPER tired, she'll usually find her thumb.
  • When she falls asleep, she puts her right arm over her eyes and her left hand in her mouth. It looks like she's being dramatic - super cute. 
  • She still sleeps best if her white noise machine is going, which is totally fine with me. She can sleep through the vacuum & I LOVE THAT!! 
  • She is doing AWESOME at holding onto things with her hands. She can pick things up off her tummy now, and is learning how to angle things so that she can put them in her mouth. She loves putting everything in her mouth right now. 
  • Church is still tough on her because it's right when she takes her first & best nap of the day. Hopefully we can figure out a way to get her to sleep on one of us while we are there - it's not so fun having your baby be so tired they just want to cry :( 
  • She loves playing with her links {they're in the 2nd picture}. She can be fussy and as soon as you get her links out she'll stop and play with them. We keep a set in the diaper bag and a set in her toy box in her room. 
  • She loves the sound of TV still - I don't watch TV when Jake is at work, but when he's home and I'm feeding her in the living room, it's super hard to keep her from getting distracted. In a way, it's a good thing though - we joked that we thought she might be deaf because she sleeps through Max's barking and doesn't seem phased by it at all, so having signs that she can in fact hear is a huge relief. 
  • She loves when you tickle her, especially if you make little noises while you do it. Her Aunt Macy {Jake's brother Clint's wife} can make her giggle every time doing it. She'll run her fingers up her tummy while she makes noise and Kayc just laughs and laughs. 
  • Kaycee loves boys. LOVES boys. Kinda cute right now, gonna be a problem when she grows up if it continues haha. She loves daddy, grandpa's, uncles - any boy. She'll laugh 10x easier if it's a boy trying to get her to laugh than if it's a girl. 
  • She loves to blow bubbles still and got into a bubble blowing contest with my sister Brynne last week. It was SUPER cute - they just kept blowing them at each other for a good 3-4 minutes without stopping. You could tell Kaycee was getting tired, but was having too much fun so she just kept blowing bubbles. 
  • Jake's new trick with Kaycee is to tap her mouth while she's making noise. It sounds like she's talking or singing & it's hilarious. 
  • When she's done with her bottle {whether it's empty or not} she'll make duck lips and use her gums to spit her bottle out. If I keep trying to get her to finish, it'll escalate to her using her hand and pushing it away. She's definitely learning to communicate with us in a way we understand!  
  • When Jake changes her clothes, he counts to 3 before he pulls her onesie over her face. She's learning what each number means - she'll grin on 1, giggle on 2 and full belly laugh on 3. Jake's teaching our baby to count, no big deal. 
We sure love you, Kayc! Thanks for being such a fun, happy little girl - you make our lives so much brighter! Happy 4 months princess!! 

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