Anyhoo, so today Evy is 18 weeks (4.5 months old) and there has been some changes, that's for sure!
- No teeth as of yet, but she's drooling like a leaky facet :P
- No rolling over as of yet, but she's getting good at moving onto her side.
- We had to buy some more sleep & plays yesterday - because she's grown out of all of hers (3-6 months). The only ones that fit are these two that I'd had packed away for when she got bigger! Her onesies are still working out okay - considering that it's usually a length issue with her sleep & plays.
- We've moved from size 1 diapers to size 2!
- She's discovering toys. Before, she wouldn't really do much with toys, hardly even look at them with any kind of interest. Now, she's very interested and reaches out often. She's got a death grip once she's got a grip, but she hasn't quite mastered that yet. So, she'll reach for toys and kind of just nudge them towards her mouth.
- She's discovered her feet. When she's on her back she tries to swallow them it seems like! Too cute, I'll have to take a video and post it here.
- She's become interested in mirrors, which is right on target for her developmental stage. BabyCenter says that she wont realize its her own image for another 4-5 months, but right now she's still really excited.
We began to have some hard times with her bedtime, so we decided to take it much more seriously and we also moved her from the co-sleeper to the crib. Every other night is bath time, and on the off nights she gets a nice baby massage and lots of Mommy & Daddy time. Between the predictable routine and her crib (which she had been sleeping in just fine when we moved her before, even though it was easier for the nursing in the co-sleeper) there has been hardly any nights where she cries.
Unfortunately for me, she's got a full-stomach-life span of about five hours. Not really sure what to do about that right now - other than to continue to wake up with her about 3am and then fail at falling back to sleep. Even if I go to sleep at 9pm I still only get 6 hours of sleep and going to sleep so early sucks. If I get home at five, we put the baby to bed at eight, and then I go to bed at nine I get a total of FOUR hours a day with my family -considering the baby's not up when I leave and Paul is not a morning person. I hate having to work so much. I wish I had six hour days instead nine hour days - then I could wake up with Evy and get home early too...
Well, no use dwelling on it. Bills have to be paid, no two ways around it.