Lola Girl is 4 Months Old

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Once again in the blink of an eye my little sweet pea has turned another month older!  Lola girl is officially 4 months old and I'm not sure if it's possible to love her anymore.  She is definitely transitioning from newborn to baby and my heart is slowly breaking.  My official back-to-work-date is April 21.  That breaks my heart even more.  However, my amazeballs college sitter is coming to watch her at our house for the last seven weeks of school.  I can totally do seven weeks, right?  Just praying to God we don't get anymore random snowstorms.  Wouldn't surprise me unfortunately.

Here's how my Lola girl is growing this month:

Size:  We go on Friday for her 4 months appointment (and shots - wah!) but I'm thinking she's around 14 lbs.  She is super long and has outgrown some of her jammies because her poor little toes are curled up in the feet.  She is definitely in 3-6 month clothes and 6 month jammies.  Most of her 3 month onesies are too short in the arms too.  I'm having anxiety about packing away a lot of her baby clothes.  I wasn't ever like this with Cohen but with Lola it's hard for me to see the clothes go away.  Warm weather needs to hurry up though because her closet of rompers and dresses is calling her name!

Eating:  Lola eats four 5 ounce bottles a day and a 7 ouncer before bed.  During the day she goes anywhere from 3 and half to 4 hours between bottles. We started oatmeal in the evenings and girlfriend is loving it!  I'm hoping she drops her middle of the night bottle here soon and then we'll do oatmeal in the morning and at night.

Sleeping:  Well, this has now turned into a touchy subject.  We are officially in our crib now for naps and night.  She goes down around 7:30, wakes up for a bottle around 4 or 5 and then is back down until 8 or 9.  However, the naps lately are giving me ulcers.  We are lucky to get three 30 minute naps a day.  That's it.  Umm, help?  She's obviously tired because she will be so grumpy and grouchy.  It's just annoying to keep going into her room and rocking her back to sleep or putting the paci back in and patting because 5 minutes later those dang peepers are wide open on the monitor.  She is still swaddled and I've tried not swaddling but it doesn't matter - 30 maybe 40 minutes if I'm lucky.  Any tips moms?

Likes:  Lola loves music and has become quite fond of Baby Einstein.  On her super fussy nights or days, I may put a short Baby Einstein video on and the girl is glued to the T.V.  She also loves to be held (of course) and when people talk to her.  Her laugh is such a sweet little giggle.  One of her favorite snugglies is her Bun Bun from cousin Sara.  She loves kisses too and will open her mouth open big and wide - it's hilarious.  Cohen has become quite fond of her sweet cheeks too because I'll often hear him say - "I'm going to kiss your cheekies," and then smooches away.

Dislikes:  Naps.  The kid hates naps just like her brother.  Lord help me.  Am I doing something wrong?  She also hates waiting for her bottle.  There have been a few times at night you'd think she hadn't eaten in days by the sound of her cry.  Kid likes to eat I guess.

Milestones:  Sweet little Lola rolled from her back to her tummy yesterday.  It was hilarious watching her get that chubby leg over her body.  But she did it like a champ!  She still hasn't rolled from her belly to back but once the rolling is more consistent I'll have to get her out of that swaddle.  She is also in her crib full time and sleeps 8-10 hours at night before waking up for a bottle.  Lola also experienced her first outdoor run with me last week when we ran 8 miles together!  

This little girl is just a sweet little pumpkin.  I feel like time is just flying by with her whereas with Cohen I was so excited for the next month and milestone.  Don't get me wrong, I am always excited to see what happens next but this time around I'm really just soaking up all of my snuggles and baby time.  I'm pretty sure we are working on our bottom teeth because the diaper rash and drool have been out of control.  I was looking in Cohen's calendar and he had four teeth by five months.  The kid was ready for steak dinner by a year with a full mouth of chompers.

  Now if the warm weather would just hurry up because the plethora of rompers in her closet must be worn before she outgrows them.  Plus I need to get out of my winter funk and get out on some outdoor runs before I have to head back to work!

Happy 4 Months my Sweet Little Girl!


  1. OK - pictures of an adorable little girl wearing a bow bigger than her head is something that ALWAYS brings a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing.

    I wish I had good tips for naps. My one question is whether or not there could be a feeding issue. Does she eat right before she sleeps - regardless of whether it is a nap or at night? Could she be hungry or dealing with reflux at naps? If she eats right before she sleeps regardless of when - and sleeps well at night, then this probably isn't the answer. However, if she goes down for naps right after eating, but has a break between eating and bedtime (or visa versa), then you may want to ask the doc about it.

  2. Her smile is just the cutest! What a doll. I also love the leg warmers!

  3. She looks adorable, I love the bow being almost as big as her head! She has a cute smile