Ellis Ann is Four Months Old!

You are the absolute sweetest cuddliest little thing! This has been a big month for you. You’re doing well in daycare now. You brought home what was either a nasty daycare germ or covid, and the whole house went down. Luckily you were only sick with a low fever for about a day, the rest of us went DOWN with whatever it was. You’ve become very interested in Graham this month and are always watching him now. We met your Florida cousins this month which was so wonderful since we had never been able to meet Gracie due to covid. You’re constantly putting your hands in your mouth now and are starting to play with some toys. At 17 weeks we finally got the elusive belly laugh. At 18 weeks you rolled over from your back onto your belly, I think you even surprised yourself by doing that! You are making the most hilarious growling noises now, Graham makes them back to you and we all crack up! We love you big sweet girl!

13 weeks – the cuddliest girls

13 weeks – my little Tar Heel

13 weeks – the sweetest little boy and little girl holding hands and not feeling well

14 weeks – meeting your cousins and aunt and uncle

14 weeks – evenings are rough, but you love it snuggled up in here

15 weeks – the cutest little Pooh

15 weeks – matching jammies

15 weeks – little flamingo

15 weeks – a trip to the country for ice cream, too sweltering hot to do anything else

16 weeks – afternoon out for lunch on a hot Sunday

16 weeks – the sweetest picture from your teacher

16 weeks – little cuddle bug

16 weeks – trying out your frog chair

16 weeks – hanging with Daddy

17 weeks – tummy time

17 weeks and 10 weeks in the matching overalls

17 weeks – pool day

17 weeks – love this picture from your teacher

17 weeks – getting clean

4 month old – napping with Daddy after a bath

4 months old with the big bow

Graham is Four Months Old!

First swimming lesson – 13 weeks

Totally worn out from swimming

Met Grandpa Jack – 13 weeks

First St. Patrick’s Day – 14 weeks

First Easter – 17 weeks

It’s been another wonderful month with you. We can see you learning and growing so much. This month, at 14 weeks, Daylight Savings Time and what we’re guessing is the four month sleep regression hit at exactly the same time. Le sigh. So we had a bit of a setback with you sleeping through the night. A few nights you were up almost as much as when you were first born. The past week or so, you seem to be outgrowing it and have mostly been back to just waking up once and falling back to sleep with some help from Mom or Dad. At some point this month you stopped napping very well, and now we get a few 30 minute naps a day in. Dadima and Poppa Bob have been with us most of the month keeping you while Mom and Dad are at work, and it has been so fun to see you develop a bond with them. At 15 weeks you started trying to roll over, but haven’t quite mastered getting all the way over just yet. This month you started putting your hands and your fingers in your mouth to soothe yourself. You’ve started to be really interested in playing with all of your toys, for the most part they go straight in your mouth. Your grasp is getting better and better, you’ve even started trying to hold your bottle by yourself this month. You’re loving all the stroller rides that you’ve been on this month now that the weather is nice. We’re loving that you will still take a nice nap in the stroller. You love bath time still, and take a bath almost every evening to wind down before bed. we’ve been to swimming lessons every Saturday morning and you seem to be really enjoying them. I really hope you will be a water lover! We’ve finally figured out what makes you laugh out loud with joy. Tickling your tummy and tossing you in the air makes you scream and laugh, and we absolutely LOVE to hear you. We love you big.