Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Four Months Old

Natalie is four months old today!

She is practicing her screaming skills for hours every day... BUT, they are happy screams so I don't mind too much :)  

She's also started taking swimming class!  She had her first one last week, and her second one today.  Last week she was perfectly happy for the first 10 minutes, then we had to stand the kids up on the edge of the pool (where there is a drain) and she FLIPPED out.  Screamed her head off for the next fifteen minutes straight... Not happy screams, either...  She calmed down for the last 5 minutes and passed out as soon as we got in the car.  

Today was much better.  I don't think she smiled once, but she didn't cry either.  She started to fuss a couple of times, but didn't really cry and definitely didn't scream... so I'm happy.  She even went down the slide today, so that was fun.  She even tolerated the drain this time.

She seems so much older to me than 4 months.  I think I say that every time, but she really does seem older.

She is a pretty funny kid.  She is SO smiley and happy, but she's starting to get a little more demanding about what she's doing/where she's playing.  But that is to be expected.  She's hilarious and adorable and super strong.  She gets lots of compliments on her strength which I enjoy :)

She does not sit up on her own yet, really, but she can do it pretty well if she's sitting on something soft like the couch or her chair.  While we were taking these 4 month pictures she sat like this on her chair for a really long time... so of course I took about 100 pictures of it.  Sadly that is probably barely an exaggeration.  I get a little carried away.

(I love this one)

Dexter is obsessed with her sometimes.  He goes crazy on her and licks her hands and plays with her feet when she's playing on the floor and just gets so excited... but then there are times where if we're holding her and Dexter wants to lay by us he'll growl if she touches him.  But I'm glad he has some interest in her and is gentle with her whenever he does try to play.

She started to roll from her back to her stomach now.  She started doing that a couple of weeks ago.  She doesn't love being on her tummy though so she gets mad after a minute or so.  I need to work on distracting her better to keep her there for a while longer until she starts liking it.

She is fun.  And she cracks us up nonstop.  It's fun to watch her getting smarter and stronger and cuter every day.  She still loves bath time... especially sucking water out of her wash cloths... Pre-soap, don't worry.

Basically, we think she's kind of awesome.


  1. She is AWESOME!!! Sooooo cute! Great photography!!!

  2. Ok, she is adorable!! Our baby girls are the same age. My little Eloise will be 4 months next week. Isn't this age SO much fun? Love your blog. It's always great to read what other mamas are going through. Xo