Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Over 4 months old!

I can't believe Lyla is over 4 months old!  She turned 4 months on April 5th and I just love her more and more every day (I know every mom says that but it's true!)!  She gets out of wearing her brace full-time at the end of this month, which is something I have gotten pretty anxious about.  She just had her 4 month check up and got her immunizations.  She got one liquid immunization that she had to take orally and 3 shots in her legs.  She HATED it and once she let out that first scream (which was just screeching) the nurse looked at me really surprised and was like "Holy cow, that is a really loud scream!"  It was pretty funny.  Anyway, here are her stats: 
Weight: 13lbs 4oz (50%)
Head: 16.25in (50%)
Length: 25.75in (95%)

  • loves to go on walks
  • sleeps through the night
  • is teething
  • loves to chew on her hands and anything that comes near her mouth
  • loves to hang out with her daddy
  • can now play with toys using both her hands and will sometimes hold one item with one hand and play with another toy with the other!  She has been doing this for a while now so I'm pretty sure she is a genius :)
  • is very alert.  Many people have actually commented on how alert and awake she is all the time.  She has been this way for a couple of months now.  
  • is SO social! She loves to be sitting out facing everyone to get in on the action.  
  • just jabbers, jabbers, jabbers all the time.  It's pretty cute. 
  • has learned to scream.  I guess she has always known how to do this but I've never, EVER, heard a scream quite as loud as hers.  This has been a bitter-sweet thing... but mostly bitter when she uses it whens she gets upset and cries.  
  • is starting to fight falling asleep when she is tired
  • laughs.  It is music to my ears and can make my day better no matter how bad of a mood I may be in.
  • is starting to get eyebrows... well sort-of...
  • loves following me and Nate when we walk around the room.  
  • has the strongest abs!  Her brace is pretty heavy and she is constantly lifting her legs up in the air, putting them back down, back-and-forth, ALL THE TIME, non-stop!  Sometimes she'll even keep her legs up in the air just for fun.  She just kicks, kicks, kicks, all the time.  
  • poops a lot.
  • has a really strong grip.  She also grabs at anything in her reach.
  • hates tummy-time (which is mostly my fault)
  • hates to be bundled up.  She just wiggles her little arms out and kicks out of any sort of bundle.
  • has started to sleep with her hands in fists and behind her head, every night.  SO cute!
  • has awesome head control
  • drools
  • gurgles her spit, blows bubbles with it, and loves when Nate imitates the gurgling sound to her. 
  • is the cutest dang baby I've ever seen!

Here are a few pictures ranging from about 3.5-4 months.  

Lyla fell asleep on her play-mat. This is her sleeping position for naps.

My little gangster asleep after one of our walks.

Sitting up in daddy's hands.

Having fun squirming her way out of her carseat. 

Looking up at daddy.  

Cuddling with mom.

I put her in her sling for the first time (I had to take her brace off) and she LOVED it!

I just think she looks so cute in this sling!  It looks like she has no legs!

This picture is from the day we took her home from the hospital on her boppy... 

... and now look how much she has grown!

Her big baby blues. 

Eating her hand... as always.  Her pediatrician says it's part of her teething.

Hanging out with dad... she LOVES him to death!

Anyway, I just love this girl and she loves us!  She is awesome.


Jared and Amanda Rummler said...

Kelly, she is just so dang cute!!!

Shamaine said...

She has grown a lot. So cute, I love the pictures!

Erin and James said...

i love her eyes! so pretty! she is getting so big and adroable!

Devin and Shira said...

kelly, lyla is so darn cute! she is so smiley! i love that baby sling, what kind is it, i've been debating what kind to get and i don't know what the best one is. do you recommend yours?

Neal & Wendy said...

she's growing up so fast, I can't believe it! she's such a little doll. Lyla is as old as I am pregnant...to the day! I can't believe it's been 4 months!

Tasha and Ryan said...

You are such a freakin' cute mom!!! =) Lyla is growing up so fast- and such a cutie patootie! I bet it is so fun to see her go through so many changes! Don't you just love motherhood? I can't wait to enter those realms pretty soon. And Oprah.. HOW EXCITING. Ya my biological mom went on there to find her real parents- but weren't able too. crazy! How did you get tickets? Well need to chat sometime on the phone and catch up- i have sure i will have lots of questions in the last little bit.

Jeff and Crystal said...

Kelly! Lyla is so cute! It looks like you are having so much fun being a mom! You always have her in such Cute outfits too!

The Crazy Wyatt Fam said...

Oh my gosh, she is SO cute! I love how smiley she is!

Rach said...

WOW! She is sooo cute! I can't believe how long it has been since we have seen her! To be honest, as I was looking at some of the pictures of her, I think that she and Cameron look a lot alike! I will have to send you pictures of Cam so you can see what you think!