Kayla is already 4 months old. I wish I could slow down time. I don't want Kayla to grow up so fast. I'm treasuring her and enjoying her precious moments everyday. I enjoyed the newborn stage with the bonding and the moments of just staring at her little fingers and toes while I held her as she slept. I will miss that stage, but I'm loving the stage she is in now. She is so much fun! I love her contagious smiles, her sweet coos and the look that she gives me as if saying I'm the most important one to her. It melts my heart. I stare at her in awe and as I do I always think of her brothers and sisters in heaven. I know in my heart she met them before coming to this earth and I see it in her eyes. She has brought a lot of healing to my broken heart.
Kayla had her 4 month check up and she weighs 11 pounds 14 oz (15% ile) and is 23 inches (10% ile). She is little, but is healthy. She doesn't sleep through the night yet. She will go about 5-6 hours between feedings at night. She is a light eater and therefore eats more frequently. I stopped pumping right before Easter due to my supply decreasing and the time constraint with having to pump all the time. I'm grateful that I was able to provide her breastmilk for 4 months.
Kayla is doing so many new things. She likes to touch her toes, she likes to suck/chew on her fingers. I think she is going to be a thumb sucker. She really enjoys watching her sisters play. Her face lights up when she sees Rachel and Haley.
Kayla likes to play under her activity gym, she loves light up toys, looking at her self in the mirror and is doing well at grabbing toys. Kayla doesn't like doing tummy time. We are going to have to work on that more. We have started putting her in the Bumbo chair. She seems to like it.
|Playing under the activity gym|
|Sitting in the Bumbo chair|
Last, but not least, I love how she holds my finger as she eats. She does this with every feeding. This won't last forever and that really makes me sad, but I look forward to the new things she will do as she continues to grow and learn.
|Holding my finger as she eats|