Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Miss Kendall is 4 Months Old!

I can't believe this amazing little girl.....

is 4 MONTHS OLD! It doesn't seem possible that we welcomed her into our family 4 months feels like just yesterday!

She is such a sweet, sweet girl and such a joy! She is always happy, smiling and laughing at everyone and everything!

She eats about 7 ounces every 3 hours or so. Right after she turned 4 months old, we noticed she had a sudden interest in food. She would try to grab food out of the other kid's hands if they were snacking on something too close to her, and would watch me bring food from my plate to my mouth every time I would eat something. Our original plan was to wait until she was 6 months to introduce any food for her, but because she showed such a big interest in food already, we decided to try some and see what happened. We tried pears, and she didn't seem too impressed and a day or two later seemed to have a little poop issues, so we haven't tried those since.

We tried carrots after that, and she took to it right away! She barely let any get out of her mouth, she opened wide each time she saw the spoon coming closer to her mouth, and we couldn't get it in her mouth fast enough! She ate half a container the first time she tried them, and then for the two nights after that, she ate an ENIRE Gerber container of carrots each night at dinner! We tried sweet potatoes after that, and got the same reaction from her! We tried peas one night and she didn't seem like she was much of a fan and didn't like the thicker texture of them. Last night was her first time trying bananas, and I think it's safe to say those are her favorite so far! This girl LOVES to eat! None of our other children were ready or interested in food this early, so this is a bit different for us, but then again...Kendall has been different from all of the other children ever since she was conceived!

Kendall's bedtime routine is the same as it has been since she was only a few days old. She gets a bath, lotion massage, put in pajamas, and then a bottle before bed, gets put down in her crib with her paci, and she goes right to sleep. She is only waking up once a night now, usually around 12:30 or 12:45 for a feeding and diaper change, and goes right back to sleep for the rest of the night, until 6 or 7 a.m. She always wakes up in the mornings with a smile on her face, and I never get tired of peeking into her crib each morning to this:

Her favorite things to play with are her playmat, in her jumperoo, or just sitting in her high chair playing with a toy. She loves to hold toys and check them out, and prefers sitting up and looking at the world around her instead of laying on the floor, though she has gotten a little more tolerant of tummy time. ;)

Kendall amazes me every day. Just looking at her brings joy and warmth to my heart and I cannot believe how blessed we are to have the children God gave us in our lives. We are beyond lucky!

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