Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sienna's late 4 month update.

Time is flying by with this cutie girl! She is getting so big, at least in my eyes, and I love seeing her change developmentally and getting more aware and excited about the things around her.

Sienna is still on the small side for her age weighing in at about 11.2 pounds. But she is eating lots more these days so that is good. She used to only eat 60-75 mls fortified and is now doing about 100 mls fortified. The average baby eats 150 mls, unfortified, just to give you an idea. So we are really happy that she is working her way up and hopefully it will help her pack on the pounds. 

Sienna is such a happy baby. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. She always has a big smile to give you, even if it's immediately followed by tears. She loves anything to do with the mouth it seems. She is always making farting noises, blowing spit bubbles,  sucking on her lips, hands, or blanket. She loves to try and mimic what you do with your mouth. That's about the only time she laughs is when you copy her or do something with your mouth that she then tries to do. For some reason it's the only thing that is funny to her.

She is able to role from stomach to back but hasn't mastered from back to stomach. But that doesn't surprise me. She likes to be on her back, where as she can only handle her stomach for so long. She rolled for the first time on August 25th. We had the iPad camera up and when she rolled over we of course started cheering, and this is Sienna's reaction to such a great accomplishment. 
Poor thing just can't handle the spot light. 

Sienna loves playing with toys now. You put a rattle in her hand and she round houses that thing and hits herself in the face a number of times while doing it, but that doesn't stop her. 

She likes feeling different textures. This was discovered when her cousin left a cardboard box by her. She laid and scratched the box for a good 15 minutes. Now she loves scratching the couch as the fabric has a different texture and makes a noise when she scratches it. 

She recognizes her bottle and pulls our hands to her face when we are holding it and has started holding it her self. She also watches us eat so I think this little miss is getting ready to try solids. 

Sienna has at least I think enjoyed going to the pool. We don't get much of a reaction from her signifying she likes it or hates it, so I take that as a sign she doesn't mind it. Matt dunked her under the water and she didn't even care. She came up, blinked a few times and just went on being expressionless. 
Yup that face about sums up her feelings of the pool. 

Well that is it for 4 months! 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Growing up

So this happened the other day...

We got her little ears pierced! Matt and I have been debating about this for about a month now. I was pro earrings he was not. I never actually thought my husband would care about it but turns out almost all guys have an opinion and they all think you should wait until at least 8 when they can make their own decision instead of having it made for them. Which I totally get their view point, but I figure she can just decide when she is 8 that she doesn't want them. An earring hole is really not that noticeable. Sienna did a great job and only cried for about 30 seconds until she got a bottle in her mouth. Then all was well.

Sienna also learned some sort of new trick. She only did it that night, then it's like she forgot how to do it, but she keeps trying to do it again, especially if we start mimicking it. Unfortunately on my iPad which I use to write my blog posts I can't post movies but here is a picture for now. 
Maybe you can't tell that well but she sucks in one side of her top lip and she just sucks on it, like a pacifier. 

Sienna is also getting close to rolling over. She can get herself on her side and sometimes even flips her feet over but what is stopping her is the hands she likes to keep in her mouth. They kind of act as a barricade. She is also starting to use her voice a lot more. It is so cute to hear her talking away to herself or us. She has only laughed a couple of times. Matt was making a face at her and she was doing a little wheez laugh everytime. It was so cute to watch. Then the other day I just looked at her and said hi and apparently I was pretty funny cause she gave out an actual laugh, more then the wheez she was doing the day before. Oh it was the cutest thing and I wish she would do it more often. 

Sienna is still a scrawny little baby. She is 4 months on August 15 and she is only 10 pounds. She is 24ish inches though so the dr's just think she will always be a long and lean baby. So we have mostly graduated from newborns and are working into 0-3 months. It's been nice cause I have gotten good use out of some of the clothes I bought, but sad too, because I bought 3 months summer clothes that she will never be able to wear. Oh well, there will always be another baby! 

She is still not very interested in toys. I put them in her hand and she will hold onto them and move her arm up and down but she doesn't actively reach for one or even really smile while she has it. I think it's mostly that she just likes to keep her hands clenched so if a toy is put in her hands she holds on to it.