Aubrey {4 months}

I know everyone says it, but for good reason…time is speeding by! just like that a third of her first year is gone and Aubrey is becoming not only the cutest little thing, but inquisitive, silly and expressive!

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{Alexandra Kayy Photography}

{4 months} June 17, 2015

measurements. 14 pounds, 10 ounces {53%ile}. 25 3/4 inches long {85%ile}. 17 inch head circumference {95%ile}!

wearing. at the beginning of this month she started wearing size 2 diapers.  I’ve been contemplating moving up to size 3 since she has so many blowouts, but haven’t committed to changing my Honest Co. order! Aubrey is still wearing 3-6 or 6 month clothes.  anything with footies has to be 6 months…apparently she is tall! she could finally wear her size 1 Freshly Picked Moccasins without them falling off!

sleeping. at night time, I definitely can’t complain about her sleeping routine.  Aubrey typically goes down for the night (in the Halo Bassinest in our room) around 10-10:30 and wakes up for the day between 6:30 & 7:30. sometimes I get lucky and she goes through the night, but most nights we get up once ranging in time from 2-4. daytime is another story.  she loves her 25-30 minute power naps! occasionally she will go 1-1.5 hours, but its definitely rare (unless she is being held!).  I try to put her in her crib most naps, but sometimes she ends up sleeping in her car seat if we are out and about or the rock n’ play. right before she turned 4 months I tried putting her in her crib at night for a couple nights but she was up every 2-3 hours.  I couldn’t hang – so we will try again soon!

talking. Aubrey looooves to talk and tell stories! we have regular conversations – exchanging high pitches squeals, sigs and oooh’s & aaaah’s.  her latest trick is sticking out her tongue! she sticks it out, blows bubbles, makes sucking noises with it out and spits – it is adorable and I cannot get enough {for now}!

moving. she is getting better at tummy time, doesn’t quite protest it like she did the last few months. she will pick up her head every once in a while, but mostly just likes to rub her face into the ground…crazy girl! on her back, she is lifting her legs and rolling to the side a lot! she loves kicking in the bath, at her toys above her on the playmat and when she gets excited while we hold her! she still LOVES to be held up over our shoulder, has always been her favorite!

playing. Aubrey loves her Kick n Play piano! I can usually set it up in my room and she will play long enough for me to take a shower and get ready! she likes her SkipHop play mat, Geoffrey {her giraffe WubbaNub}, O’Ball rattle, our “Sophie equivalent” – Fanny the Fawn, and reading books {especially ones with sound}! more often than not she wants us to be playing with her rather than independently, obvi!

eating. she is still exclusively breastfeeding.  I would definitely say this month has been by far the best for us both! I’ve been pumping occasionally to give her a bottle now and then, but I think its something I need to do more often…she doesn’t love it! but it is definitely a relief that I have that option if necessary!

teeth. no teeth yet…but they’ve got to be coming soon! we call her the drool monster, drool machine, or drooly baby and Daddy came up with the tune, “we built this city on drooooool” {instead of rock n’ roll}, haha. she puts all her toys in her mouth, my shoulder, our arms/fingers…basically anything! she gets crazy sometimes biting down and shakes her head. her Daddy and I call it “the shark attack!”

loves. being held, singing the ABC’s or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and chewing on everything! bathtime is getting more and more fun! she has always enjoyed it (I think), but now she is smiling and splashing all the time!

hates. the car seat! I’m not sure what to do.  unless she has already had some play time and she is ready for a nap, or just in an exceptionally good mood, she cries…sometimes screams! she is just getting tall enough that I can move the shoulder straps up, so maybe I will try that next month! she is also not a fan of not being able to stretch out {hence, the car seat}, the sun in her eyes, being left on her own in the mamaRoo {she wants me to spin the mobile and talk to her}, or being cradle held unless she is about to go to sleep!

fun stuff. this month Aubrey got to celebrate her aunties! my sister in law had her bridal shower at the beginning of May and my sister graduated from CSUN! she did great in our Solly Baby Wrap! just looked around and napped the whole time! we also got to go to her cousin’s first birthday party! it was a bit difficult with the longer drive to HB, but she did very well for the short time we were at the party, considering! I got to experience my first Mother’s Day! we went camping on the beach and had a wonderful time! so lucky to be this beautiful girl’s mama!

and because I can never chose just 1…or 5…here are Aubrey’s photos from her 4 month shoot!

{Alexandra Kayy Photography}

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