Elsie at 4 months old

I think I say this every month but this really has been a month of firsts for little Elsie. I’m not sure where the time is disappearing to but my baby is changing in front of my eyes. She’s doesn’t feel like a baby anymore. We’re getting to know her and her little nuances. I recognise when she’s tired or hungry and I know what will comfort her. She’s a little person now and I can almost see the thoughts whizzing through her mind.

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So firsts this month for little Elsie were;

1. First holiday – Elsie took a road trip to Cornwall for our first holiday as a family of five.

2. First boat ride – whilst in Cornwall we took a boat from Padstow to Rock. It was only a 2-3 minute journey but Elsie and the other kids loved it!

3. First aeroplane ride – she was as good as gold and fell asleep during take off and landing. We even had comments from people saying they couldn’t believe how well behaved she was.

4. First giggles whilst we were in Cornwall

That’s quite a list for someone so small!

Elsie is slowly getting to grips with her hands. If you hold something out in front of her she will slowly and shakily raise her hands up to grasp it and try and ram it into her mouth. I bought a few new small, hand held teether type toys to help her practice. Likewise when you lay her on her back she will roll into a ball and grab her toes and then start trying to roll on to her side.  I can’t explain how much I don’t want her to start moving – that’s when all the trouble begins!

I think during my last update Elsie was in a solid two feeds a night routine.  Well that’s gone completely out of the window and she could wake three times plus every night. Some nights its just twice but thats rare at the moment! My bedside table is awash with bottles in the morning.  I hear there is some kind of four month regression so perhaps that’s the cause of all these unsettled nights.  She’s generally pretty happy with it though and during the day it’s a play, feed, sleep cycle.

Elsie is certainly putting on weight as we have almost outgrown 3-6mth clothing. Well, she has outgrown some brands but annoyingly she is still too small for 6-9 mths so it’s either toe curlingly tight or she’s got acres of material hanging off her arms and legs.  I’m tempted to cut the toes off some of her sleep suits!

We bought a jumperoo this month and at first she wasn’t sure and perhaps a bit too small for it but she seems to have got the hang of it now and reaches out for the toys and bounces. I know it seems a bit young to have her in one but she is great at holding her head up and she just seemed to be getting bored and wanted to be stood up all the time.

I think that’s all I have to say about her this month.  It’s going to be lovely spending more time dedicated to playing with Elsie now Flo is at school and I am so excited to start weaning!

 

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