Monday, October 7, 2013

Oakley Berlin-4 months






BerBer Baby turned 4 months last week.  I can't believe she is only 4 months old.  I feel like she has been with us much longer.  She fits right in with our family and, surprisingly, the transition from 1 child to 2 has not been as crazy as I thought it would be.  Maybe it's because she is such a content little thing.

Berlin:

Still has her thick dark hair, but it is now too long for a mohawk so I comb it to the side.  She has a crazy cowlick on her crown that gives her a little rooster comb and is getting bald spots from rubbing her head around when she lays down.  Her downy fluff just rubs right off!  It's also hard to keep a headband on her because her hair is so fine that they slip off easily.  It can hold clippies though!

Still has dark blue eyes.  They haven't lightened up at all like Olivia's did.  I hope they stay dark because they are so pretty with her hair.

Is the smiliest baby I've ever seen.  She always has one waiting for me or her dad and seems to love to make people feel good with her smiles.

Laughs occasionally, a little chuckle that almost sounds like a choke haha

Is in 6-month clothes and the occasional 9-month.  She is following in sister's footsteps by wearing twice the size of her age.  We love our chubby babies ;)

The past few days has started waking at 5am for a feeding.  She must be going through a growth spurt (like she needs it!)  So she goes to bed at 8:30, eats at 5 and goes back to sleep, wakes for the day at 8, naps from 9:15-11 and eats, naps from 12:15 to 2 and eats, naps from 3:15 to 4:15 and this is where things are up in the air a little.  I'm having to adjust her evening feedings to accommodate her new wake-time but we aren't quite there yet.  Either way, she still sleeps from 7:15-8, takes a bath, eats and goes to bed.  We are definitely a Babywise family :)

Is at the point where she doesn't even want me to rock her before a nap or take her binky to fall asleep! If I try to rock her, she just gets fussy. She'd rather just be swaddled and put straight into bed and then fall asleep on her own without the binky.  She's has learned so well how to self-soothe and fall asleep herself and therefore is hardly ever overtired and cranky (unless we are out doing something).

Loves to hold hands

Loves baths

Loves Olivia and will search for her when she can hear her, almost to the point of rolling from back to tummy

Hates her car seat

Startles easily

Loves to suck on her hands

Coos and makes lots of noises

Will let anyone hold her and smiles at them

Loves to be snuggled

Sits up in the Bumbo (Olivia hates this because she thinks it is hers, and will try to pull Berlin out).

I love my little Berlin so sooooo much.  I really feel so blessed that she is with us.  She makes me feel like I am a good mom, which may sound like a small statement but honestly has changed my life.  Also, there is something about having more than one child that makes you feel more like a family.  I feel more yoked to Jack than ever before and our house just feels so full of love and teamwork.  These are the days I will look back on and wish I could visit.  Both of my girls want to be held and sang to.  I get to kiss owies and teach them what is right and wrong.  This will all be over too fast.
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