January 9, 2009

Four months!

Our little Audia turned 4 months old yesterday. It's crazy to think that just 17 weeks ago, we had this tiny, helpless little baby who slept most of the day away and barely interacted with us at all. At the time (no thanks to the lack of sleep we were getting), it seemed like she would be that way forever. But now, she is learning new things every day, and growing like a weed! I feel like I can barely keep up with her and she's not even crawling yet :-)

One of her new discoveries recently is her feet. She is constantly looking at and grabbing them.

Heck, she's grabbing at everything! Including our faces. She loves to grab noses....

Her balance is improving daily, as well. Now when she's being held, instead of just leaning against me and looking over my shoulder, she is actually pushing back with her arms and looking at my face, as well as turning half-way around in my arms to look forward when I'm walking around with her.

Audia also knows her name; she started responding to it while we were in Minnesota, but now she really seems to understand that when I call her name, I want her attention. And she always looks with a smile :-)

She's still not taking a bottle, but with the amount of weight I've been losing thanks to breastfeeding, I'm not going to complain just yet.....I've lost an additional 9 lbs in the past 3 weeks!

Her vocalization seems to be improving daily as well; She's babbling all the time, shreiking to get my attention (and boy, does it ever!) and has started laughing. The other day, she kept grabbing my hair and every time I would say "Audia, Ouch!" she would laugh at me. Then, later, when I was telling Chris about it, she started laughing again! I think she understands a lot more than I'm giving her credit for.....and apparantly she thinks it's quite amusing to cause me pain! LOL.

Her cold is slowly but surely on its way out, thankfully. She's still got a bit of the sniffles but we don't need to suction her nose even half as much as we were, thank goodness. She HATES having her boogers suctioned! The poor thing cries whenever I do it, which just breaks my heart. Hopefully she'll be over it by Monday, when we have her 4 month checkup.



She does have such a precious smile:-) What a happy baby you are raising there! Glad to see you all are doing so well! Can't wait to hear more about how she's growing so big!!!


I've gotta admit that she looks super cute in those new pics.

I can't wait until she's older and reads this with you. She's gonna be like, "Yeah, of course I knew my name Mom. I knew it the whole time, but I didn't want to be on call all the time so I held off responding as long as I could."