04 April 2012

Four Months

Today Natalie is four months old! That sounds so much older than three months for some reason. Here's what she's been doing lately:

Teething. I'm pretty sure of this at least. There is a lump under her gums, she drools a ton, loves gumming anything she puts in her mouth and is noticeably fussier than usual. I'll give her a cold teething ring when she's upset and doesn't want anything else and that seems to calm her down. The doctor said she won't get teeth in until about 6 or 7 months though so this is going to be a long process!

Rolling over. Since she first rolled over from back to belly at 12 weeks, she wasn't very interested in doing it much. This Saturday she started rolling over like crazy though. Anytime she's on her back she wants to roll over. I definitely have to keep a very sharp eye on her (not that I neglected her before) because she'll be getting around all on her own soon. She can't make it from her belly to back quite yet, so I still have some time to enjoy a not so mobile baby.

Cooing less. It seems a little backwards but she is less interested in talking now. She is very alert, observant and interested in her surroundings, so that makes me feel better. I assume everything is okay with her mental progress but of course I'll still talk to her doctor at her next check up.

Changing eye color. Her eyes have stayed pretty much the same since birth, a blue-grey color. I know that's common in babies and they later change but it's taken so long that I was hopeful they'd remain that shade. They still look really blue in bright light but now they have big flecks of brown in them, so the transition has begun.

Getting her toes in her mouth. She loves looking at and playing with her little toesies. They're just so interesting. Last night she finally reached her goal and got them in her mouth! It was a first.

I love her so much at this stage. Even though she doesn't want to be held like a newborn anymore, she'll always be my little baby.



22 Thoughts :

Shannon April 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM  

OMG - those pictures are fantastic. What a beautiful big girl!!! I think Tay stopped cooing as much around 4 months too. Hopefully that's normal!

PS: I'm in the process of changing my url to www.sittinginatree-blog.com If I"m not showing up in your feeder for awhile and you're dying to know how things are going over in my land (ha!), you can find me there.

Happy 4 months, Natalie!!

Stephanie April 4, 2012 at 1:55 PM  

I bet those pearly whites will be popping in soon!! And the rolling...I had no idea how truly mobile they could be just by rolling. Didn't ya know toes taste good, mom? They are so funny. She is beautiful and I love all the new pictures!

Cam April 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM  

Oh my goodness! She is just sooo pretty!! Love her tutu pictures! :-)

Shannon April 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM  

SO SO SO CUTE!!!!!

Can't believe it's already been 4 months! :)

LOVING the new blog design!

Teenage Bride April 4, 2012 at 2:45 PM  

what a perfect little bundle o love!!!

Jessica April 4, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

She's so beautiful!

Krista April 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM  

These pictures are absolutely adorable! So so Beautiful! Did you take them yourself? Enjoy every moment of your fast-growing sweet babygirl!

Sarah and Derek April 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM  

Happy 4 months to precious little Natalie!

The Røsviks April 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM  

She is so beautiful!
And what a fun stage she is at!
Every stage is wonderful, but it's so much fun when you start seeing more of their personality shining through. :-)

Denise April 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM  

She is the cutest! This makes me want to go get pregnant, right now.. Ha!

Ashley April 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM  

Such precious little pictures! It must be kinda weird watching her eyes change colors. My kids' never did that... they came out dark dark brown and have stayed that way. :)

Kristin April 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM  

Happy 4 months! Those pictures are out of control CUTE!!

Melanie April 4, 2012 at 4:52 PM  

Oh girlfriend, these are just the CUTEST pics EVER! (LOVE the new header, btw) Uggg... you make me want a little girl to dress up in a purple tutu SOOOOOOOOO badly! I hope her eye color doesn't change too, they are amazing!

I am SO glad Jax's didn't change, they are SO blue it looks like I photo shop them... but I don't)

Happy 4 months precious luv-bug!

Rose April 4, 2012 at 5:07 PM  

She looks like her mama :) Beautiful!

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH April 4, 2012 at 5:19 PM  

She seriously is just too darn cute! I love all of them! I agree with Denise. Oh wait...I am pregnant. Ha ha. Such a fun stage. It seems like just yesterday. Thanks for the update. Glad all is well! Have a great day!

Lacey April 4, 2012 at 9:08 PM  

She's so cute! I'm looking at your post with my almost-three-year-old son and he keeps asking me questions about Natalie. He says she is cute. :)

Kate @ Daffodils April 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

So cute! She will always be your baby, I still call my 3 year old 'baby'.

LOVE MELISSA:) April 5, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

How is she 4 months old already! She is so beautiful!!! It just keeps getting better and better!

Danielle-Marie April 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM  

Happy 4 months to your little sweetheart. She's as beautiful as ever! Landon got his first tooth at 5 months, so you never know, with all that drool she could be working on one.

brit April 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM  

So adorable! Torin got his first tooth at 3 1/2 months. I know that's pretty early, but it does happen!

Venassa April 6, 2012 at 10:12 PM  

Chloe cooed, then gave it up for a little while. Lots of little baby phases. It comes back. She also have NEVER rolled from back to belly, and she's 6 months. Hope teething isn't too rough for the two of you. We're just getting started with that now.

Holly April 8, 2012 at 6:59 AM  

Gorgeous photos, and awesome new header! The tutu is adorable! :)