Well, I meant to do this post last week, but I got busy and forgot. Jessica turned 4 months old last Tuesday. We visited the pediatrician for her shots and well-check. She weighed 14 pounds 8 ounces (75%), measured 26 inches tall (90-97%), and had a head circumference of 42.5 centimeters (90%). The pediatrician was pleased with Jessica’s growth and said it was no longer necessary to wake and feed her in the middle of the night (well the 11:30 or midnight feeding before I went to bed), so if she wants to sleep 12 hours a night she can go right ahead. Since her appointment, she has slept about 12 hours a night and even let her parents sleep in until 10 AM on Saturday. I woke up and thought my goodness, maybe I should have set my alarm, but I went into her room and found her awake sucking on her thumb. I’m not sure if she was asleep the whole time or she woke up and just lay in her crib, but either way she didn’t make a peep.
Jessica’s hand-eye coordination seems to be really improving. She grabs at her toys and holds onto them. She even works intently at the straps of her super seat. You can also see the results of her drool. Can’t be a baby without drool, right?
She also is starting to put everything in her mouth: toys, the burp cloth, bibs, and of course her thumb and fingers.
Jessica’s hair is getting long. In the back, it is definitely to her shoulders. I noticed some flaky scalp on Saturday, so I worked in some baby oil. How much actually made it to her scalp, I’m not sure, but it sure made giving her a spiky hair do fun.
Sunday was beautiful weather. Austin had a high of 77°F. We walked to the nearby Which Wich for lunch and then to the park. Jessica enjoyed the swing, but I think she enjoyed going down the slide with Daddy even more.
From a gorgeous spring-like day on Sunday to snow today. Yes, snow. Probably less than 1 inch and of course, it didn’t stick to the sidewalks or street, but snow nonetheless. And big flakes. I took Jessica outside for a few minutes so she could experience her first snow.