Friday, March 30, 2012

4 months old!

I've been really terrible at taking pictures.   I don't really have much to document Kate's 4th month of life.  Here's a cute picture I snapped with my phone of the boys helping her play.
  I've forgotten how quickly babies start playing. It seems like one day, she was just laying under this toy, and the next she was grabbing at the toys and putting them in her mouth. She loves to hold things now and everything is going into her mouth. She's also become a drool monster! I keep waiting for those first few teeth to pop through, but nothing so far!
Here are a few pictures I took of her on her 4 month birthday.  She still doesn't really have much hair, and she has the most beautiful blue eyes!   And those fingers are always in her mouth!

And here is her amazing smile!  Kate has the best smiles!  She tries hard to giggle, but doesn't always get the sounds out! 
 And, she has found her voice!  She will lay on the floor, or in her swing and make so much noise!  It's so fun to listen to her!
Kate went to the doctor for her checkup and here are the results:
Length: 26 inches (98th percentile)
Weight: 15 pounds (70th percentile)
Head: 16 and 1/8 inches (60th percentile)
She certainly isn't keeping up with her brothers, but she is growing nicely!  This was her last checkup at Woodinville Pediatrics.  Our insurance is changing since I am not going to be working any more, so we have to change doctors.  It was a little bittersweet to tell our dear pediatrician, Dr. Kaneshiro.  He gave me a hug as we left and told me he will miss seeing my giant children!  He has always been so impressed with how big my kids are!  I will miss seeing him as well.  But hopefully, we will find another great doctor!
Kate continues to grow, and is generally now a very happy baby!  She has been sleeping really well - going 8 to 10 hours at a time at night, then eating and sleeping another 3 or 4 hours.  Still not a great daytime routine, but I don't think we'll ever really get into a great one there.  She sleeps during the day when she can, and is getting better at being in her car seat, which is good.  Unfortunately, the past week or so, she's been pretty sick (more on that later), but Scott did manage to snap this adoreable picture of her the other morning!  How can you not love that face!!!

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