Kastyn turned 4 months on may 31st. its so crazy how fast time is moving! i say that all the time, but it is SO true. kas is alot of fun right now, as usual. she is funny and she knows she is funny because she gives big grins all day long. she is really good at talking to objects and things, but when a human walks up to her, she goes very stoic. i can get smiles, but she really does play a good serious role! she loves to walk through stores and chew on my shoulder while squealing at a pretty good volume. she has the CUtest little girly voice! she is very dainty. she cracks me up and i am constantly in smiles with this girl. we had her 4 month check up last wednesday and daddy got to go this time. i love getting her measurements, but i hate the shot part. i know we are getting them for her protection, but the cry she lets out is one of a kind, and it is horrible. i now truly understand how all those parents felt when i gave their children shots a few years ago at the childrens clinic..im sorry people!! i run in and save her and smother her with kisses and 'im sorry's'. its a sad time for momma. daddy did fine, as long as he doesnt see any needles, or he'll be on the floor, passed out. lol. i kept her on a strict tylenol schedule this time and it worked wonders. she was wanting to be held the rest of the day but wasnt acting like she was hurting like last time. she slept really good that night, and we scooted up bedtime 1.5 ours early, by kastyn's choice. overall, a much better experience than the 2 month vaccines. so here is my list of kastyn facts:
*weight: 12.13 lbs (26%); height: 22.8 in (5%-such a cute shorty!)
*eating 5 oz every 3 hours
*sleeps 9-10 hours at nite
*size 1 diapers
*size 3 month clothes
*talks and squeals and yells excitedly at wall art/wall photos
*holds her stuffed frog and ariel doll with both hands
*trying to hold her bottle with both hands
*enjoys her jenny jump up
*sleeps on her side/swaddling from under her arms down at nite
*knows her bedtime schedule and lets you know if you are running behind
*nurses 2 times/day
*has rolled from tummy to back 6-7 times, but has stopped trying in the last 2 weeks. :(
*loves to watch and talk to demmy, so cute
*smacks her mouth and watches the food when i hold her while i eat(cereal here we come soon!)
*i dipped my finger into a bit of fresh banana and put it on her tongue. she made a funny face. i let her suck on a piece of a prune(as i held it) and she loved it!
*she LOVES to be outside.
*she liked her 1st encounter with the swimming pool! (post to follow later)
*she loves men and children (grandaddy is her favorite, he gets smiles and excitement when we have to fight for it!)
*she is quite spoiled. she loves to be held, ALL day long. we alternate different distractions of sitting and playing by herself or sitting by one of us in her chair, but it is for a short period of time! we are working on this daily. but she is really fun to hold! haha.
*the doctor says she is old enough to start letting her cry some when she lays down to go to sleep. this child will cry for 45 mins plus, and stay going strong! we have only allowed it for this long 2 times, and i am not comfortable with this long of a time at this young age. we will increase the time periods as we feel is appropriate for her age.
*tied to previous statement, i have never seen such a strong willed infant at such a young age!
*she doesnt nap during the day, which is why im guessing she sleeps so well at nite! we are lucky to get a few 30 minute naps in, with the occasional 1 hour(few and far between!)
here are kastyn's pics from her 4th month of life:
sitting out back with momma