Tuesday, April 1, 2008

4 Months Old

Today is Madeline's 4 month birthday! This outfit in the picture above is the first outfit we bought her. We bought it on the day that we found out she was a girl back in July. I often go back and look through our blog to when she was first born. And it is amazing to compare her to now. She has changed so much. She is now laughing (even if it is only at her father). She loves to ride in her big girl stroller without the car seat. She likes to see what is going on everywhere. And for this reason, she won't take very good naps in her carseat anymore like she did when she was first born. But, she will still sleep in the car, especially on long trips to Roanoke. (Which we are very thankful for.) She rides in her stroller as I walk around our lake. Sometimes she "talks" to the trees and squirrels as we go by. She stays in the nursery at church. But, her biggest accomplishment this month is that she finally dropped her middle of the night feeding. I was reading "babywise" and realized that she probably should have done it when she was about 2 months old. So, I was determined to let her cry through that feeding. Well, lucky for us, she must have heard me talking about it to Andrew and she decided to drop it on her own that night. So, now she sleeps for about 10 hours at night. I do occasionally have to give her her pacifier. But, for the most part, she is sleeping great. During the day, she takes about 3 naps and eats about 5 times.

She has been such a joy. She makes being a mom so easy. I love staying home with her and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Every little stage she goes through is so much fun and we thank God for her everyday. What a sweet blessing she is!

Here are a few more pictures for ya:
This is her bear jacket that she wears when we walk around the lake. It is still a little chilly sometimes. Andrew's cousins from Michigan gave her this jacket. It is so warm and snuggly. Thanks!

This is how we found her the other day after she woke up from her nap... just kidding. She's not that big yet. Andrew propped her up for a little photo session.

She had her first piano lesson last night. She now knows where Middle C is!

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1 comment:

Redcay's said...

oh my word I can not get over how precious she is!! I love these pictures.