May was a long month but it seems to have flown by. Early on in the month, we had Kindergarten orientation. Addison is super excited and enjoyed heading to the school to check out the classrooms. It seems very crazy that she’ll be headed off to school in the fall!
Justin’s mom left to head back to NY after her 6 week stay with us. It was nice having her around and it’s been tough. I got very use to having her watch Hailey all day, sending updates and pictures. It certainly is a different feeling leaving your baby with her grandma than leaving your baby at daycare. Hailey started daycare on Tuesday, May 30th and I cried my eyes out after dropping the girls off. I had gotten into a nice groove of waking up and leaving her with Nonna, so this just felt so wrong to me! I know as time goes on, it’ll get easier, but these first few weeks will be tough.
Sleeping – Hailey is still in our room in her little rock & play sleeper. It is definitely time for her to make the switch to her room, but unfortunately she isn’t used to lying flat on her back! I’m hoping that daycare will help with this since she’ll be taking naps in a crib there. I’m hoping to move her little sleeper into her room to at least get her better acquainted with the room. She is waking 1-2 times per night, eats and usually heads back to bed peacefully.
Eating – she is eating about 4 oz. of formula every 2 hours give or take. I had her 4 month appointment and forgot to ask about rice cereal! I know you can start anywhere from 4 – 6 months, but would like to hear it from the doctor’s mouth. Hailey doesn’t seem like she’d want to eat yet, but I’ll be on the lookout for clues.
Clothing – All of the 3 month clothing has been boxed up and sent to Goodwill! She is wearing all 6 month clothing at this point and she seems to be filling out more. Her little cheeks are getting so plump!
Stats from 4 month appointment –
Weight – 14 lbs 9 oz. (58th percentile)
Height – 26 inches (96th percentile)
Head – 16.14 inches (62nd percentile)
She of course got a fever the next morning and was not herself which I have to assume was from the 3 shots she got. So she missed her second day of daycare, but I got to snuggle with her quite a bit which I didn’t mind at all. She was fussy and whiny, but a couple doses of Tylenol and she was as good as new.
Loves – she likes her jungle mat and being held! She wants to be facing out so she can see everything. She is super nosy and wants to know what is going on at all times. Her daddy & sister seem to make her laugh the most. I love listening to her belly laughs, they are too cute! She’s big enough/strong enough to sit in the bumbo and she likes that for short time periods. She loves bath time and enjoys walks in her stroller.
Hates – still not much to complain about. She gets cranky & upset when you put her in her pajamas and sleep sack. She knows that bottle is coming and she wants it ASAP!