Lily Harper, I love you so much! How is my baby girl four months old? I know I am exceptionally fortunate, especially by American standards, to have six months of paid maternity leave but the fact it is 2/3 over? No!!! It also seems like I just hit publish on her three month update and already it is time for the fourth! (here is the month one and month two updates in case you missed those).
Nicknames: Monkey, Lily Girl,, Squish, Blue Eyes, and Big Girl.
Firsts: Lily celebrated Fourth of July, first time in a pool – we started swim lessons in mid-July- and got her first Social Security number, complementing her American passport. Once we returned from our visit to America Lily completed her baby vaccines (they are given at 8-weeks, 12-weeks, and 16-weeks here in the UK) which makes me happy because watching Lily in pain with the shots is just the worst.
Lily rolled over for the first time while on FaceTime with Mimi, Grandpa, and Great Nana and continued to do so for the rest of the month, perfecting the roll from front to back to get out of tummy time. In the last two weeks of July Lily also started cooing which is just the cutest and combined with her smiles makes me so happy.
Weight: 12.3 pounds
Length: at least 23 inches!
Teeth: Lily has 0 teeth but has started to aggressively teeth in the last month and Calpol (the UK version of baby Tylenol) has been a life saver.
Loves: Looking around and taking in the world. My girl loves being propped up over anyone’s left shoulder so she can look around and has now nearly perfected holding her head up. While she started out hating her BabyBjörn Bouncer bouncer it is now a favorite especially as her hand/eye coordination improves and she can spin the wooden toys on the Baby Bouncer Toy Bar.
She still loves her activity play mat, and now actively grabs toys while on it, we have actually started to hang even more! With her travels she has also gotten to play with two others and liked both the Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym and Baby Playmat. And it goes without saying she loves being in the Babybjorn carrier (but only when you’re moving).
Hates: The biggest one this month would be the pain caused by teething and when she pokes herself in the eye when chewing on her hands. She seriously boycotts sleeping during the day, especially at home, and is again back to hating her carseat. One friend called her a diva baby in that she now hates being ignored and like most babies, also hates being woken up when sleeping.
Overall it has been a fun and busy month with our Lily girl as I think you can tell from this four month update!