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Annabelle Rose: Month 4

19 Jan

2015-01-17 10.17.48

Nicknames: Chunkster, Trouble

Enjoys tummy time! Hooray! Sometimes when she’s crying, putting her on her tummy helps. I’m so relieved! She also REALLY likes her sea horse which, as far as I can tell, is the next generation of the glow worm. It’s stomach lights up and it plays soothing music. It’s the first toy she’s shown an affinity for. She also still enjoys laying on her turtle mat and wiggling as well as catching glimpses of the TV.

Dislikes getting into the car seat, sleeping for multiple hours. Gone are those 6-8 hour stretches of sleep I was getting.

Has started holding herself up on her forearms and rolling from tummy to back. She also has pretty good control of her hands at this point and often purposefully reaches for objects to immediately put into her mouth. She also giggles and “talks” to herself quite a bit now. She’s also on a semi-regular schedule during the day, and that has helped tremendously with my ability to get work done. She pretty consistently gets up during the 7 o’clock hour, and goes down for a nap during nearly every “odd” hour from then until bedtime.

We went to California for two weeks and two days before that, she stopped sleeping through the night and stopped sleeping in her own bed. Last night was the first time she slept more than 3 hours straight since before that trip. We got a 5 hour stretch last night though, so I’m hoping this is us on our way to more sleep. Unfortunately, tomorrow is the 4 month check-up and more vaccines. I don’t expect that to help sleep very much. She’s also not a huge fan of sleeping in her own bed anymore. We’ve reverted to pretty much exclusive co-sleeping. I’m doing some lose sleep training during the day to have her nap without me. I’m hoping this will lead to easier sleep training at night. We’ll see. I know there are other things we could do, but this is what we’ve decided on for a family for now.

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