Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Little Evie is 4 Months Old

Hubby and I discovered a lot of new things and growth development in our daughter as she turns 4 months. She had her second batch of shots on the 18th and fortunately she didn't fuss as much as the first shots she got. It is so amazing to think how much of new tricks she has been showing us lately. Each time she exhibits her newly discovered stunts or abilities, as parents, we cannot help but overwhelmed with awe and joy.

Growth Record:
  • Weight: 13.3 lbs (3 months) - 14.4 lbs
  • Height: 24.5
  • Head circumference: 41.5 cm
Second Batch of Shots:
  • Pentacel - A combination of DTaP, Hib, and IPV
  • PCV7 - Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine 7 valent
4-Month Milestones

Eve's physical and mental development are awesome (well, for me and her Dada)! I wish I could narrate all of the recent things that she has been displaying. I'll try.
  • More interaction - Unlike when she was 2 or just turning 3 months where all she could do was coo and flashed a sweet smile, Eve is now interacting with us like she's talking, but without words. For several times, we heard her giggle and laugh (slight!). The way she reacts when I talk to her, seems like she understands more now.
  • Standing up - Eve showed us how she liked to stand up when she was 3 months and a week old. Her newest way to stand up is, when she's laying down, we let her hold our fingers and then she'd lift up with all force the upper part of her body, sit, and stand up. She's a strong girl. I am glad for the "bouncer" that her Nana gave. It really helped strengthen her legs. That thing is awesome!
  • Rolling over - She just started to roll over more last week. I'm impressed how she mastered it pretty quick. This week, she's trying to figure out how she can roll over from her stomach. She is still having a hard time lifting the weight of her body from her tummy to her back.
  • Recognizing and figuring out toy functions - She has learned on how to turn on the music of the toys on the bouncer and car seat. One day while we were on the road, she surprised us when she pulled the toy hanging on her car seat which turned on the music! She was alone at the backseat, and we were just laughing in amusement of what she did. From that time on, she's doing it frequently everytime she's on the car seat. Moreover, she finally figured out how to activate the music on the bouncer. She pressed the toys with her hand, and wallah! Music!
  • Eagerness to open her mouth for food with spoon or glass - We teased her a lot with our food. She'd stare intently at us when we're eating. So, one time, we pretended giving her food using a spoon and she opened her mouth. From then on, she'd initiate her wanting to eat from the spoon. Very recently, I was surprised that she opened her mouth when I tried giving her the glass. We hold on to giving her baby food until she is 6 months old. Her pediatrician said that 6 months is the ideal age to introduce baby food because by then, she will not develop much food allergies. With her formula consumption, we're starting to give her 5 oz. since sometimes 4 oz. no longer satisfies her hunger.

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