Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy 4 Months Carsyn!

Another month has somehow managed to fly by...and Carsyn Ashley is 4 months old already. I feel like we've made some major progress during the last 2 weeks. We've moved out of newborn mode and into infant mode. She's getting a little more predictable; stays awake longer; smiles/giggles/and interacts; and is attempting to develop a routine.

 Avery is a huge helper - she retrieves diapers or pacifiers when needed. She's even changed a poopy diaper! All of the kids love Carsyn and can entertain her pretty easily. Today, Carsyn heard/saw Griffin laughing and she laughed out loud over and over in a really loud chuckle. It was hysterical.

 Being child #4 has brought some challenges. She stays on the go - going to her first tee ball game at 3 days old...Here she is with Big Daddy watching the big kids play soccer. Some days I feel bad for her because she just gets lots of catnaps in her car seat when all she really wants is her bed!

Falling asleep on the way home from getting the boys from preschool has made for kind of rough afternoons. She ends up with a 15 minute nap on our way home - then she feel "rested" enough not to take a nap when the boys are resting - but tired enough that she is not content with anything! This makes for an unpredictable afternoon/evening routine.

Carsyn started sleeping all night this past week - on her own! She has slept all night 4 out of the past 6 nights. Hoping this trend continues. She is normally in bed by 8:00 and I do a "dream feed" around 9:30...and she's been sleeping until 6:30-8:00.  Not too shabby!

 Carysn is full of smiles for anyone who pays her any attention. And she loves to talk. Her fiery streak has died down now that the sleep-thing is coming easier. Her weight is up to 12 lbs, 15 oz. Her ECHO last week showed that her pressure gradient had come we are holding tight and will do another ECHO  in 2 months.

 Graham is in love with and very protective of his baby "sista." He is quick to jam a pacifier in her mouth when she makes a peep. He covers her in blankets at random. He loves to lay under the play mat with her. Sometimes he calls her CoCo; sometimes "baby Ashley;" but mostly recently has begun referring to her as "sista." He kept fussing at Cassidy the other day saying - "No puppy. don't eat my sista!"

Girlfriend loves to suck and chew on anything she can get into her mouth...blankets, toys, your fingers, her hand....she was doing quite a number on her thumb here!

1 comment:

  1. Love all the pictures! She is really growing and changing so much! Can't wait to get my hands on her!