Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Olivia, little no more

Olivia is now four months old, and I’m still having trouble adjusting to the fact that my precious little infant is no longer a newborn. It feels like only yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital to the tune of Carter crying for "his" carseat that she now occupied. And even though she sleeps through the night now, I have not yet forgotten those first couple of months of sleepless nights and being jarred awake from a dead sleep to the sound of a crying baby. She's learning new things everyday and her personality develops a little more every time we interact. So whether we like it or not, time marches on, babies grow and they do not remain little forever.

Keeping all that in mind, the past couple of weeks have been really fun, and I'm excited about the new developments to come. Recently, Olivia started eating rice cereal from a spoon. And as you can see in this picture, Carter absolutely loves to help. I keep waiting for him to be upset about having to share his high chair with sissy, but he has yet to complain. I haven't let him actually feed her himself since she's still getting the hang of this whole food-from-a-spoon thing, but I'm sure that will come soon enough.

Olivia has also recently taught herself to roll over. She did it for the first time last week and I know it won't be too much longer before we are unable to put her in one place and have her actually stay there. Here's a pic I took during her big accomplishment.

Finally, we went to the doctor yesterday for her four month checkup and shots. She weighed in at 15 lbs 10.5 oz with a head circumference of 17”, and she is now 25” long. Her stats fall in the 95 percentile for all three. (If you don’t have children or if this means nothing to you, then just know that she’s a healthy, robust little girl.) And speaking of robust, I'll leave you with a couple more pictures of her first "solid" meal. Enjoy!

Doesn't she look so tiny in that huge high chair?


Misty said...

So cute! Isn't it crazy how fast time flies by when you have little ones?! I love the pic of Carter's little bum! Precious!!!

Haley Frederick said...

So cute! She does look awfully little in that big chair.

Grace Family said...

she is absolutely beautiful... and yes, so tiny in that high chair! sounds like your hands are full, but worth it all the same, huh?

Leslie said...

She is so cute!! And so is your little boy hiney! Ha! Nothing wrong with a robust baby! :0) Happy Holidays!

abby said...

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