They are four months old. Jordan is just an ounce shy of double what she was when they were born at 12lbs 7 ounces. Talia has almost completely caught up to Jordan at 12lbs 4ounces. They are such happy babies. They smile, they make baby talk sounds, they even giggle a little bit here and there. They pick up toys, hold them, put them in their mouth. They hold hands and put them in their mouth. Their colds are finally going away (after two months). They still hate tummy time but love bath time, it’s in the real tub now. Their hair is growing, they sleep without being swaddled. They love walks and they still love their star. They are quickly growing out of their three month clothing. They eat slow. And they love stories.
Remember how small they were in their first week, six week, two month and three month pictures. Here they are now.
The girls have reached four months old. They are no longer newborns. Of course they are still considered infants but they are so alert and curious and responsive infant just doesn’t seem like the right description for them. Really good babies sounds much better. They didn’t remember what happened the last time they went to the dr. so they were all smiles until the shots time came, I was a bit nervous for them, the needles were bigger this time, They screamed bloody murder for a few minutes but calmed quickly once we held and fed them. I stayed home from work to be with them and make sure they didn’t have any bad reactions. The were a little grumpy throughout the day but mostly they were just sleepy. We even got a few smiles out of them here and there. After their two month visit they were so upset that I called to ask if I could give them baby Tylenol and the nurse advised the dosage, this time I asked the dr about giving them the Tylenol and he said I should not. They think that the vaccinations do not work as well if combined with the Tylenol. He said that I did it once was no big deal but that I shouldn’t this time and he wasn’t thrilled that his nurse gave me the wrong information.
I’m sure you are wondering… What are the stats?!
Talia Rose Sack
weighed in at 12lbs4oz
measured 24 inches long
She is in the 10%-25% percentile for weight and 25%-50% for height. These numbers are for full term babies, so the doc was pleased that they were even on the chart.
Jordan Mia Sack
weighed in a 12lbs7oz
measured 23″ long
She is in the 10%-25% percentile for weight and the 5%-10% for height.
He also told us about SOLIDS! that we should start with rice cereal once a day for a week before they turn six months, then move to oatmeal once a day for a week and after that veggies, one new one every few days until their six month appointment. My husband is very excited about cooking for the girls, he has been talking about taking them to food markets around the world since the day we found out I was pregnant!
I do not like for babies to cry
Apparently its common at four months for babies to want to be comforted each of the five or six times they awake during the night, not fun for mom and dad. The only way to solve this issue is to teach them how to sooth themselves back to sleep, an the only way to teach them this is to let them cry until they fall asleep and be there for them when they wake up in the morning ( or at 3:30 am to eat).
Jordan really loves her sister and has begun showing it in the cutest way. Whenever I lay them next to each other on their play gym mat or on a blanket or the couch she always has her hand on Talia, usually on her face aiming for the eye, but sometimes she pets the top of her head or wedges her fist into Talia’s neck. Sometimes she’ll hold lovingly with a tight grip onto her shirt. Talia does the same to Jordan on occasion, but Jordan does it ALL the time. And just like everything else they do, it’s really cute.