At four months old Ailey has developed the most amazing personality and accomplished quite a bit. She laughed for the first time, ate oatmeal cereal for the first time, almost rolled back to front, and celebrated her first Christmas. Ailey slept through the night … once… after eating solids, but has yet to repeat herself.
Ailey is a chatterbug, but also very quiet when she is studying everything around her. She loves to watch her sister play and is starting to play with toys on her own. If she can’t reach something that catches her eye, she often yells out in frustration. Ailey loves to stand, chew on your finger, shake toys, and scratch her head/furniture/anything she can touch. Tubby time is a favorite because she likes to kick and splash – she really loves when her sister joins her the most.
She’s smiley Ailey most of the time, so if she cries it’s easy to figure out what she wants: food, sleep, or a diaper change. The only time we see real tears is when she is hungry and not fed quickly enough. Her screams are loud, though, and earn her the name Screecher. We don’t believe in cry it out, but notice that she may need to learn to soothe herself, so I’ve done it in small doses. The four month sleep regression did not skip our house and our very consistent girl has been all out of sorts with her nighttime sleep.
Ailey weighs 14.78 lbs and is 25.5 inches long. Compared to her sister at four months, she is a little heavier and a little shorter. The doctor was impressed ith her strength and ability to hold herself up. At her four month checkup, she almost rolled from back to belly right off the table. At the end of the appointment, Annabelle held her hand while she got her shots like all good big sisters do. She knows Annabelle’s voice and lights up whenever she sees her.
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.