An entire 4 months have passed since our baby girl came into the world. I still can’t believe how fast the time is flying by. Becoming a mommy for the first time was such a huge moment in my life that Faith’s birth still seems so fresh in my mind. I still think about my time with her in the hospital. The beeps from the monitor, the buttons at my bedside, the nurses, the hospital room smell, etc. It seems like yesterday I was resting in my hospital bed, with tiny little Faith swaddled in her hospital blanket, laying in my arms. Time is just passing too quickly. I was looking at newborn pictures and videos of her just the other day. So small. So new.
Everyday feels brand new with her. She is constantly changing, and learning new things every single day. New noises. New facial expressions. New movements. There is so much I want to hang on to! I know that in the blink of an eye she will be walking, and talking. Soon, she will no longer cry for milk… she will ask for it.
Here is what Babycenter says about the developmental milestones of four month olds, “Researchers believe that your baby can now understand all the basic sounds that make up her native language. Between this time and 6 months of age, your baby will develop the ability to make some vocal sounds, which means you may hear the words you’ve been dreaming about, namely “ma-ma” or “da-da.”
Just a couple days ago Faith was testing out some new sounds. She was going, “Hmmmmmmmmm! Hmmmmm!” Real loud. And then I heard, “Mmmmmmaaaah!” I guess that’s as close to “mama” as she can get for now :) I wonder if she will say “mama” or “dada” first? :) She LOVES talking. She loves making tiny high-pitched gurgling noises in the back of her throat. She sounds like she’s purring. She knows how to use her voice in such a way that makes her ultra-cute! And she knows it.
She is becoming less frustrated with tummy-time. However, she still can only tolerate being on her stomach for a little while. She still MUST be on her feet, standing. That is what she likes best. She doesn’t like sitting up. She would rather hold our hands and stand.
She is now starting to talk contentedly to herself when she wakes up in the morning. She doesn’t belt out a hunger cry immediately after waking up. Just this morning, Aaron and I were in bed listening to her sweet sounds. When I looked over the edge of her bassinet, she saw my face, and she smiled a big gummy grin. She is such a happy girl. I picked her up, and put her between us in our bed. She was reaching out with one hand to feel daddy’s whiskers, and the other hand grasping my shirt. I love these moments.
She is almost ready to roll over. She is SO close! Take a look at this …
She will be having her 4 months immunizations on Monday afternoon. I am praying it goes a bit smoother than her first round of immunizations. I hate to see her so upset. Her teary eyes looked like she felt betrayed by her mommy. Even after the pain was gone, she still sobbed like she had a broken heart :( I really really hope things go a little bit better on Monday.
Four months old :) Wow.