Every day with Chase seems to bring some new adventure is seeing her grow. From turning her head side to side with no wobble, to rolling from tummy to back, and sitting up in her Bumbo. It’s just amazing to witness!
I’m late in writing this post, Chase turned 4 months old on October 11th. We had her 4 month checkup and while her shots caused discomfort she actually slept pretty well compared to last time. At 4 months she is 25.5 inches long (87th percentile), 14lbs 15oz (64th percentile), and her head is 16.75 inches (93rd percentile).
4 Month Pictures
The doctor gave us the green light to start solid foods. There is no rush though so we are taking our time. After a few attempts she still wasn’t a fan of the oatmeal cereal. The doctor said some babies don’t take too it plain (even mixed with formula she didn’t care for it) and it’s okay to move onto other foods. Her first vegetable was sweet potatoes and she loved them instantly! Every time we tried them she would grab the spoon and try to help feed herself. 🙂 After a few days of no allergic reaction, we tried carrots and those went over well too!
Chase had a couple amazing weeks of sleep where she was getting up only once during the night. Since then she’s started to be more fussy, even with an early bedtime and the same routine. There is a lot of information on this topic call Wonder Weeks or 4 Month Regression. Without writing a whole post on it (since there are already many great resources), suffice it to say that all of the developmental changes can affect a baby’s sleep. Knowing this is likely the culprit helps with the getting up multiple times a night. We had proof that she was sleeping well, so that gives me hope that it will eventually come back again.
Chase in her sunglasses. 🙂
I was excited for Chase’s first Halloween, but things didn’t go as planned. Since it’s not ideal to have her out and about in the cold weather we had plans to meet up with a girlfriend and her baby and go into our office and show off the babies in their costumes. We were all set, I went to pick up Chase from daycare in her costume and found out that she wasn’t feeling well and needed to go to the doctor. So no festivities for us. 😦 Chase didn’t even get her costume on. She was having a lot of sinus drainage, which caused her first ear infection. So we spent our evening snuggled on the couch while Rob managed the candy distribution. Needless to say that being sick doesn’t help with sleep either, poor thing. 😦
Now that she is feeling better on her antibiotics I at least got to do a photo shoot with our little ladybug. 🙂
My workouts have not been blog worthy. A couple weeks ago I had bad tendinitis in my foot and rested it ten days. I was about to go for physical therapy to rule out a stress fracture, when it completely went away. I guess proper rest (and new shoes) did the trick.
Since then I have started getting in a couple miles here and there. We plan to start mapping out our races for next year and I can work on getting some base building back in before my next marathon training cycle started. I had originally thought I would be doing the Monumental Marathon this November, but I sorely underestimated how challenging it is to get in training workouts (let alone general running) with a new infant who is being breastfed and is up at night quite a bit still. No biggie, races will still be there. I’m looking forward to getting back into racing, but taking this time to be with Chase has been awesome.
Also, I’m looking to revamp the blog….it may take some time to complete and will be done bit by bit, so more on that over time. 🙂