Sweet, smiley Baby CDS is 4 months old! She really, truly is a sweet, sweet, smiley baby! She is the star of the family right now, and by far the easiest of my four girls... at least for now.
We're continuing to get many, many gummy baby smiles, along with some squeals and baby babbling. She (mostly) wakes up happy and talking to herself. She very rarely cries, pretty much only if she is hungry or really needs her diaper changed. She is starting to get a little upset if we leave her alone for too long, but if she can see the family, she's happy.
Baby girl has had an exciting month. In the past month we visited E's family in Southwest Minnesota with a side trip to rural South Dakota, spent a long weekend with my family at a cabin in Wisconsin, a short weekend at a cabin with friends in Minnesota and made a quick trip to Duluth. The only weekend we were home this month we celebrated Baby CDS's baptism and Lady C's birthday. It's been a fun filled month!
Baby CDS continues to grow and grow. She officially weighed in at 16 pounds, 10 ounces and is 26.5 inches long. I switched her clothes to 6 month size, with a few 3-6 month items left that still fit. I wasn't expecting to feel so emotional about getting new clothes out, but wow! A lot of the outfits haven't been worn since Little A was a baby 6 years ago. It was crazy to think of her being so little. Packing all the tiny clothes away was pretty hard too.
Eating and sleeping is still going well. Baby CDS nurses about every three to four hours during the day, but goes longer stretches at night. Her nights don't really have a pattern right now, but hasn't been up more than twice a night. Most nights she's just up once, and there are a few wonderful nights when she doesn't wake up at all. Her pediatrician gave us the ok to start baby food now, but I don't think we'll start that any time soon.