Sorry that we haven't posted about the little bit in so long - well, actually, she isn't so little after all! We were at the doctor last week for her four month visit. She weighed in at 16 lb, 2oz!! Her length was 26" inches - the nurse measured her twice to make sure she was right because she was having a hard time believing it! Both measurements are in the 95 percentile - so at least she's proportional! The only thing that's at all worrisome about it is that I have to carry around a 16lb baby and she's going to rapidly outgrow such tools I use such as her infant carseat and front carrier! I guess I'll be building up those muscles in my arms whether I want to or not! She's also making her way into the 6/9month clothes already - I hate that she outgrows so many cute outfits before she hardly has a chance to wear them more than once!
She's also found her thumb - still to just play (she still wants her paci to be soothed) - but I'm wondering how much longer before she might prefer her thumb to her paci. She used to chew on her fist getting her first finger and thumb... but she's now learned how to separate that thumb out on her right hand. She splits her time with it between gnawing on it and sucking it. I think she's beginning to teethe and wouldn't be surprised to see a tooth start it's way out in the next month or so...
All in all she's very healthy and we're all quite happy. I have started adding work hours back in this week. I'll be ramping up this month to average between 20-30 hours a week. We're still looking for a nanny - so any possible leads, please forward them on. I'm looking forward to returning to Altea and my friends and colleagues there, and can't wait until I don't have the burden of searching for childcare!
Andy and I are attempting to return to some physical activity too! Andy is playing goaltimate (similar to ultimate but more fun!) and did quite well this past Sunday for being pretty thoroughly out-of-shape. And I have finally received my jogging stroller and plan to put it to some use very soon - if it stays this beautiful today, Anne Marie will be bundled up right after I get home from work, and we'll give it a test drive! It was pouring out yesterday when I got it so I had to just run around my living room in my excitement, which wasn't very easy but I'm sure would have been pretty funny to observe. :) Let's just hope I keep up the excitement over exercise!
I hope all of you are doing well and wish you all a happy January!
17th Week Photo Set