Monday, May 3, 2010

4 Months!

Today we had Alexa's 4 month appointment which means that she's been a grump all afternoon thanks to immunizations. We have a long, skinny baby, go figure! She's 13.03 lbs, 25.9 in long and has a head circumference of 16.4 in. This puts her in the 31.8% for weight, 94.01% for height and 66.6% for head size. I was surprised she hadn't gained more because it seems like she's always eating!

She's also a genius, we've come to realize this week. Yes, this is a picture of her sitting up, all by herself, on daddy's lap. By the time we got over our amazement and I got the camera, she was leaning over in order to throw up on her father. See? Pure genius! Notice his flailing arms and the white spot of spit up going down onto his shirt? I have awesome timing with a camera :)

This morning after the doctor's appointment I laid her down on her floor gym. I laid her on her back with her feet under the little monkey and bear, like you're supposed to so she can kick them. Then I got online and was wasting time and when I looked back at her she had spun 270 degrees and was trying to roll onto her stomach! She rolls from stomach to back all the time, but never the other way around! She hates tummy time!
I kept watching to see if she could figure out how to get her other arm out from under herself...
And she did!!!
Then, she was on the couch later playing with the rattle (the little green frog in the picture) and her pacifier was off to the side on her burp rag. I got a drink, came back and she had gotten the pacifier and was trying to figure out how to get the right part in her mouth while keeping hold of the handle. I was impressed that she had gotten a hold of it, was holding the right part and was trying to put the right part in her mouth!
And then there's my husband....
Yes, that's about 15 grapes shoved in his mouth.... He did this purely for his own entertainment one night while we were watching a movie and looked up at me with a huge grin. And of course I put it on the blog so everyone can see! :)


Julie Briggs said...

Kinda hard to figure out how a genius like Alexa could've been fathered by a guy who shoved 15 grapes in his mouth for entertainment.... LoL! Hmm, I think she must get her smarts from her Mommy, hahaha.

Kim said...

First of all my brothers a dork! But it sounds like you have a baby who wants to be a little more advanced huh. Watch out, she may be crawling in a month, and walking well before your ready for her too :)

Wow, 4 months already? Babies grow to fast :(

Joanna said...

This was such a fun post. We miss you guys!