Katie is 4 months old today. As we celebrate her birthday each month, I wonder how it can be going by so fast. She is no longer the newborn we brought home from the hospital. She is now an interactive infant.
Over the past month, Katie has learned how to pick up things and hold them in her hands. She can also pull on things to bring them to her mouth. One of her favorite things to put in her mouth is her thumb. She uses it to soothe her gums, as well as comfort herself when she is having a hard time going to sleep. It's the cutest thing, even though I don't want to encourage it.
She has also started laughing and gets a big smile on her face when she sees someone that she knows. One person who gets a lot of smiles is the big brother Michael! He knows what to say and do to make her happy, which makes him happy too. It's so neat to watch the two of them interact and I am interested to see their relationship develop and grow.
Katie also had her well visit with the pediatrician. She now weighs 14lbs 6oz and is 25 1/4 inches long. She is in the 75th percentile for both weight and height. When I look at her, she looks pretty long to me so I wasn't surprised that she was that tall. We will continue nursing and introduce rice cereal sometime around 6 months, provided she doesn't pull my plate off the table again. I wonder if she was just pulling things or if she wanted the food. This girl likes to eat!!
Katie brings us joy everyday and I am looking forward to what new things she does in the upcoming months.