4-Month Update

So I’m a little late in this post, but better late than never. It’s been a busy week. This week, we celebrated Dave’s birthday and the very next day we celebrated Lily Bean turning 4 months old. She’s the cutest little 4-month old baby ever! She is doing so many exciting things. She’s learning how to giggle and laugh on command, and she does these awesome little noises when she’s excited and playful… like a squeaky gasp sort of sound. And then she’d kick her legs and wave her arms all excited-like. It’s the cutest thing, and it makes my whole day worthwhile.

Whenever I hear Dido’s song, “Thank You,” I think of Dave and Lily Bean. It’s hard to have a “bad day” when you get to come home to these two every night.

She is really “perfecting” her grabbing motions. She can grab things very well, and she thinks her hands are the most fascinating things ever, especially when she grabs onto things. Everything goes straight to her mouth. She has this deeply concentrated look on her face, and I just want to eat her up.

She giggles and laughs whenever I kiss her hands and tickle her belly. Loud baby “ha ha”s that make you think the world just melted and the vestige landed on her heart. I don’t remember what exactly I lived for before all this, but I find my mind drifting back to her. She is home.

Her rash is clearing up nicely. We took her to the doctor’s on Thursday, and did a 4-month check-up and weigh-in as well. She was diagnosed with having a bit of eczema. Not too serious, but enough to have been prescribed a watery low-dosage cream. Since yesterday, the redness has gone down quite a lot. Her arms and legs are becoming softer, like they were before. The only “redness” are on her cheeks, like they were when this got started. The dryness is gone, and her ear looks so wonderful.

Lily Bean, as of Thursday, weighs in at 11 lbs 12 oz. She is still solidly in the 25th percentile. Teeny tiny little thing. Dr. M was very impressed with how strong she is, and what a happy baby she is. She was quite impressed with Dr. M too. She was all smiles and squeals for her during the visit. And everyone came over and ooh’ed and ahh’ed at what a cute and beautiful baby she is. I was a preening, proud mama.

And now, some photos.

Can you see a bit of the rash? She’s such a trooper.

Rash pretty much gone now, with a bit of redness left over.

My sweet little girl.

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That last picture is just so precious.

I’m with Emily, the last picture is my favorite, but they’re all very cute.

I’m in the same boat as the other comments. I *heart* that last picture :D So *CUTE*!! :)

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