Mills, how old are you today?
Silly girl, come on. Show us how old you are!
Going to play coy, are you?? Milllllssssie...just show us how old you are!
I can almost see it! Is that a fo-
FOUR MONTHS?!?! Aaaaaahhhh!! Cover it back up, quick! Say it ain't so! Yikes.
Let's just get to it quick, before I cry.
Aliases: Millie, Mills, Nugs, Snugs
Stats: Her four-month appointment is 12/22, so weight and height are guesswork...and I'm guessing she weighs 85 pounds-ish. Give or take. This baby is a CHUNK! She's also grown taller than many of her footed one-piece outfits lately, so she's maybe 25 inches or so now?
She wears mostly 3-6 month clothes and is a size 2 in disposable diapers still.
|My mom is indoctrinating me into her passionate love for stripes. I'm a victim!|
-drinks five 6-oz bottles per day; one every 3-4 hours
-sleeps 10-12 hours per night; goes to bed around 8:30-9:00 and wakes up at 7:15 (on weekdays; we wake her up) or 8:00ish when left to her own devices
-bathes every other night and it is still the highlight of her day and life
-takes a lot of naps, usually between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours long...if her daytime sleep totals about 4-5 hours, she seems pretty happy and content with life. Less than that equals less happy.
|Pleeeeeeeease don't make me get out of the bath, Mom! PLEASE!!!!!|
She continues to love baths, the blow dryer, books, and the monkey over her changing table. Lights and fans are always good for a stare, and she enjoys bouncing in her Baby Einstein jumpy thing. She has started to really enjoy staring at faces and will smile and LAUGH (yes, best thing ever, melts my hearts, almost caused me to die of happiness) when Matt and I make silly faces/sounds. She loves going to stores and looking around at everything, which is verrrry convenient for her mama that likes to shop! She also loves being outside.
Dislikes: Tummy time, her arch-nemesis. Not happenin', Mom. Being hungry and/or overtired are also not appreciated by the wee Nugs. And I wouldn't go so far as to call it a dislike, but she seems to share her parents' feelings about crowds of people: she does okay for awhile, smiles and acts happy and will let herself be passed around. And then she is DONE. Take her out of the room for some quiet snuggles and she's just fine. Walk back into the room with lots of people (even if it's just me or Matt holding her), she buries her head into our arms and screams. I would probably be more concerned if I hadn't been feeling (and acting, sometimes) this same way for almost 32 years, ha! Introverts for the win!
Undecided About: Well, large groups of people. Car rides- which is an improvement, since in months past that's been firmly in the 'dislikes' category. Toys.
Special Skills: Stealing my heart, does that count? She still has impressively long eyelashes and seems to be skilled in the art of getting chunky. She has a flair for drama (like when she's hungry, tired, or we dare to use saline spray or the Nose Freda on her...) and can go from RAGING ANGER to fluttering eyelashes and sweet giggles in about two seconds flat (after she gets whatever it is she wants, of course).
I never imagined life could be so full and happy. She is the greatest gift we have ever received- I am infinitely, completely, forever grateful. Truly- my heart overflows and I feel like I'm just leaking happiness everywhere and I hardly know what to do with myself. If overly happy people annoy you, I'm probably your worst nightmare right now...and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
This little girl.