Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ruby {4 Months}

Ruby embraced tummy time this month and would last more than a minute before crying. She holds her head up well and rolled over front to back on February 21st. That day she rolled 3 times in a row.

This month she she has been waking up usually two times a night. She goes to bed at 9 and then wakes up around midnight and 3 to eat. Some nights she only woke up once but most nights it was 2 times and a few nights she had 3 feedings. Ruby does a great job of putting herself to sleep. I feed her, and then lay her down while she is awake and within 5-10 minutes she is asleep.

She is definitely a binky baby. She takes it at nap time and bedtime along with being swaddled. Sometimes she will wake up at night when she breaks out of her swaddle. She still loves sucking on her hands and fingers. She has found her fingers and can grab things. She is always grabbing her binky and pulling it out of her mouth.

When laying on her play mat she grabs onto the toys and holds on tight. There are 2 stars that she always grabs onto. Olivia loves to lay down next to her and play along.

We are still nursing every 2-3 hours during the first half of the day. In the afternoon it's closer to 3-4 hours depending on the day. She didn't have any bottles this month, which was my bad. I need to keep giving her one every once in a while.

Almost everyday she will take a long nap in the afternoon, she sleeps around 2 hours and usually during Olivia's nap. It has been awesome for me! She will take 20-30 minute naps every couple hours during the day.

She is wearing size 1 diapers, 0-3 pants, and 3-6 shirts/dresses. I have a pair of skinny jeans in size 3-6 months that were my favorite with Olivia. But right now they just fall off Ruby.

Her hair is all sorts of crazy. It is thick and has a sweet mullet/bald spot on the back. And then it is very fine on the top and grows in like a mohawk. She has some random super long hairs that I will probably trim soon.

Ruby is a very happy and calm baby. She will give you smiles all day and has been laughing a lot this month.

Her 4 month appointment was held at 4 months 13 days and these are her stats:

Weight - 10 pounds 12 ounces - .75%
Height -  24.5 inches                -  39%
Head - 15.5 inches                    - 11%

The doctor is concerned once again. And asked that I top her off twice a day with a bottle after nursing. I tried it the first day and she refused the bottle. I'll try again when Bob is home and can give it to her, but I am pretty sure that she is getting enough food while nursing and is just a skinny baby.

(Olivia was 13 pounds but only 23 inches at 4 months.)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day 2015

Bob had to work on Valentines Day, but we tried to have a little fun celebrating before he left for work. We had pancakes and oranges for breakfast, shaped into hearts.

And we exchanged gifts. Bob got me a new shirt and a pair of workout shorts from BYU. 

I got Bob some treats and a new game that we can play together. 

Olivia got some princess chocolates, window clings, and ring stamps. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Classic Skating

The girls and I met up with friends today at Classic Skating in Orem. I am so lucky to have such great friends who have kids the same ages as mine. When I got the text invite, I said no at first because Olivia doesn't have a scooter, and she is still too short for her bike. But they let me know that there was lots more to do than just skate/scoot. I hadn't been to Classic Skating in a long time. I am so glad we went.

Brooke, Jacqueline, Lisel and I spent the first hour catching up and talking in the parking lot while the kids ran around. We arrived at 10 and it didn't open until 11. The weather was beautiful and the kids had just as much fun inside as they did outside. Right before we went inside Olivia tripped and fell.

We made our way to the bounce houses and I got a little nervous. The last time we went to Kangaroo Zoo, Olivia freaked out and hated every second of it. I am happy to report that Olivia has conquered her fear and she had a ball.

After a half hour or so we went to the rink and the kids played there. Olivia mostly ran around with her friend Jack. We brought her bike, but since I would have to push her, she let James take it for a ride. We spent the rest of the time in between the rink and sitting on the non-moving rides. I'm glad Olivia doesn't know that if you put money in them, they actually move. She liked them just the way they were.

Jack and Olivia driving the car together.
It was also so fun for Ruby and Bethany to meet. They are a little over a month apart and their older siblings Jack and Olivia are a little over a month apart. 

Poor Ruby and her socks on top of her pants. This is the only way I can keep them on. haha!

And to go back down memory lane, here is Olivia and Jack when they first met.