We’re a little late, but Evelyn is four months old! She’s getting pretty big, she’s pretty well out of all her newborn clothes. She still has one outfit and a pair of shorts that we can squeeze her into, but she’s a 3 month outfit girl for the most part. She’s actually already growing out of her 3 month Gerber onesies. Those always seem to be quite a bit smaller than most other clothes.
She’s learning to use her hands pretty well. She can hold onto a toy for a few minutes and has figured out how to get things to her mouth without bonking herself in the face. We’re approaching the “everything goes in the mouth” stage, which makes me a little nervous, but since she’s still pretty immobile, I’m not too worried yet. She’s getting some pretty good upper body strength (as you might have noticed from the picture) and she rolls from her stomach to her back, but will only do it once a day. When I put her back on her tummy she looks up at me and grins for a little while and then starts crying.
Evelyn discovered her feet a couple weeks ago and they are her new favorite toy. It’s hilarious to watch her follow these floating appendages with her eyes. I now know why baby clothes have little winnie the pooh and other cute footies on them. She actually gets her foot in her mouth and slobbers it up really well about once every three days or so. Her hands are also still fascinating.
She’s sort of developing a little personality. It’s really funny to watch. When she’s excited she kicks her legs really really fast and starts breathing quickly. She stops crying and will look at you and grin in hopes of being picked up if you come into her range of vision. She also lets you know if she’s upset. If I’m not quick enough getting her fed when I lay her on the bed to feed her she erupts in screeches and she’s lately done the same thing if you don’t let her have some of your food. I guess it’s maybe time to start some solids.
She’s been pretty cranky the last month. I don’t know what the deal is, but more days than not she won’t let me put her down. Some days she won’t even take naps for more than a half an hour or so unless I hold her. So, we hear a lot of screaming and I just don’t get a whole lot done some days. Dishes have become an afternoon activity because my nights tend to be spent holding her. She does usually have an hour sometime in the morning when I can put her down and get some things done and many days she’ll be happy for 15 or 20 minutes after I feed her in the afternoon. I’m hoping she grows out of this a little faster than Avery did, but we’ll see.
She’s still pretty cute. She has the prettiest blue eyes, especially when I dress her in blue. She and Avery are pretty good friends as long as Avery doesn’t smother her. Avery comes and reads her books sometimes or talks to her and sometimes the two of them will “play” for 10 or 15 minutes. It’s pretty adorable.