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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

4 Month Comparisons



And little miss Avery

Avery is the only blondie from birth.  Makenzie's hair started changing to blonde by around 6 months old, and as you can see from the pictures, it's still dark at 4 months! I think it's so neat that Makenzie and Avery favor their Daddy (and each other) and both girls have Wayne's blood type while Presley has mine.

Some things Avery started doing this week:

1.  She started cereal.  I, for one, was not thrilled about this, but her Dr. told me to go ahead with it.  I just wasn't ready.  I'm good with keeping her my baby for as long as possible.  However, Avery on the other hand, was just thrilled with the new food.  She's eating 1 TBS of cereal first thing in the morning for now, and she is gobbling it up!  The first morning I attempted this I just knew it was going to be a huge mess.  I didn't think she was ready for it, and I assumed I'd be proven correct and get to table the cereal business for another month.  Needless to say as soon as I put the spoon in the air and headed toward her with it she had her mouth open and ready. She swallowed the first bite and was ready for the next.  Guess she was ready for cereal after all :(

2.  I'm not sure if Avery's teething or going through a growth spurt or what, but since Sunday night she has been waking up at 3:00 am and talking to herself.  Well what's wrong with that you say? At least she's not crying....I'll tell you what's wrong with it.  The little stinker gets to talking to herself and she gets louder and louder until finally I get out of bed and walk into her room to see her sweet, smiling self.  Sunday night I picked her up, changed her diaper, and gave her pacifier back to her.  I thought maybe she was hungry or she'd slept too long that day or something, but as soon as I gave her the pacifier she got quiet and looked like she'd go back to sleep.  I put her in the bed with us and she was out cold within 10 minutes so I moved her to the pack-n-play in our room where she spent (and slept soundly I might add) the remainder of the night. The same thing happened Monday night.  Then last night I decided to try a different approach.  Instead of picking her up when I went into her room, I just stuck her pacifier back in her mouth.  Immediately she closed her eyes and *looked* like she was dozing back off.  I went back to bed.  Within 10 minutes, she was talking again so I went back in and gave the pacifier back to her.  No luck.  I picked her up, took her to our bed, stuck her pacifier in, she turns into me and snuggles up, and sure enough, out cold within 2 minutes!  I think this little girl is playing me! Maybe she just likes to snuggle with Mommy...who knows? Truth be told, I'm kinda enjoying snuggling with her too, but Wayne and I have always said we'd never have children in the bed with us. I definitely don't want to make this 3 am wake up call a habit either so I have no idea what to do other than let her talk herself back to sleep.  The problem with that is she's so loud I'm afraid she'll wake everyone else in the house up. I'm not getting any sleep anyway so why not just snuggle with her...right?  Hopefully, it's just a growth spurt and she'll work it out soon!


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