Monday, January 14, 2013

Four Months


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Dear Finley,

This is more of a four and a half month letter because your mama barely has time to think these days. You are quite the challenge, my dear. We thought that you were getting out of your super fussy stage about a month ago. You were letting other people hold you, you were crying less and you were sleeping better. Then you got sick. Your sister brought home a nasty cold from preschool. I tried my best to keep hands washed and coughs away from you but I was unsuccessful. You got the virus full on and it even turned into a lovely ear infection. Since then we seem to be back to square one. Now you don't even really like anyone to look or talk to you besides a small handful of people or you will start crying. Also the only ones who are allowed to hold you are me, daddy and your granddad.

On a good note you are sleeping better. When you were sick and about a week or two afterwards you were sleeping horribly because you wanted to fall asleep in your swaddle but then have it magically disappear once you had fallen asleep. This had you waking up every hour and a half to two hours some nights. I got desperate and posted a cry for help on instagram. Thankfully Chelsea told me about Baby Merlin's Magic Sleep Suit. The first night was still rough but after that you started only waking up one to two times a night and going right back down. It has been glorious, I'm so happy that we found something that you like and makes you comfortable.

Although you are a toughy, I want to thank you for the big smiles that you give me every morning. They give me a little glimmer of hope that the day will be better than the one before. Some days are okay and some are bad, we don't have many good but the a smile at the start of the day helps more than you know. Please just stop crying so much, okay?

Lots of love,
Mama

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Likes: Evening dance parties, watching big sis on the swing, sleep suit and being lifted into the air

Dislikes: Rolling onto her belly, being put down and generally the hours of 3pm-7pm

Stats: Clothes- all over the place depending on brand and style, Size 2 diapers
Head- 15.75 inches (21%) Height- 24.75 inches (66%) Weight- 14.06 lbs (58%)

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5 comments:

  1. Hooray for better sleep - I hope it's the start of a good routine :) (now that sleep suit does look nice and cosy, I will have to remember that for next time around!). Happy 4 months Finley!

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  2. She's precious. Babies are tough sometimes aren't they?
    My little girl is about the same age! She has been quite a fussy one too lately! I blame teething!
    Glad she's at least sleeping better for ya... that makes such a difference!

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  3. You have such a great attitude.... she's a doll and so beautiful. Just think... a year from now your girls will be running around and playing like maniacs... no more baby tears!

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  4. Ha, oh my, I just have to laugh along in recognition because I feel like her and Isadora are cut from the same cloth. Izzy just started with the crying when anyone else wants anything to do with her, but will never let us put her down for long at all and seems generally unsatisfied at times even when everything is well. Such silly girls. I must agree with you though, those smiles make all of the rest of it a little easier.

    I keep hearing about that sleep suit too. I wonder if we should try it out.

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  5. Oh my gosh, what a cute little bum. Sorry things are so rough right now, you can remind her of this when she is a teenager! I'm glad the sleepsuit is helping at night, Mila is still loving hers, My mom even bought the next size up because she is approaching the weight limit ha!

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