01/19/2018

Savannah’s Three and Four Month Update

My precious girl is already 4 1/2 months old! I am a little behind on this update (she turned four months on January 1!), but I wanted to make sure I documented her changes over the last couple months. The time has flown!

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Savannah James is an absolute dream baby. She is as sweet as, pie and truly a joyful little girl. All day she is smiling and squealing, and as long as she is being fed or held, she is pretty much perfectly content. I couldn’t ask for a more cuddly baby with a happy persona. She’s truly a light and we already can’t imagine our lives without her. She brings a sweetness to our family that we didn’t know was missing!

She went to the doctor the second week of January and weighed 14 lb. 2 oz and measured 24 1/2 inches long. This puts her in both the 75th percentile for height and weight. I looked up Jack’s stats from his own four month update to see how she sizes up, and they had the same length and head circumference (both 16 3/4 inches), but Jack weighed a full 1 lb. 2 oz. more than Savannah currently does. We couldn’t help but laugh! My boy loved to eat then and still does today!

With that being said – my girl certainly loves her food too! I think the big difference between the two is that Jack ate more, less frequent, and Savannah eats less, more frequent. She still eats about once every couple hours during the day, and then about every 3-4 hours at night. There are some nights I am still needing to feed her two or three times. This is certainly difficult and I’m pretty much constantly tired because of it. I’m definitely not someone who functions well on little sleep, but I’m working on accepting that this is just where we are right now. I think with your second child that you do realize phases come-and-go. As soon as you don’t think you can take another sleepless night, you finally get some rest. I am looking forward to the nights when I get a full nights sleep, but I also know how fast this time of nursing and late night cuddles goes. I am trying my best to just roll with it, and that looks different each morning.

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Savannah is not a huge fan of tummy time, but we’ve definitely been working on it the past couple months. She is also getting too big for her swing and the co-sleeper we use, so once we get in the new house we will get out the exercauser and playmat (both in storage!) and start thinking about transitioning her to the crib.ย  We didn’t move Jack to his crib until he was almost five months old as well. I totally understand wanting to get your baby on a sleep schedule on their own quickly, but personally for me, it is much easier to have them next to me while still breastfeeding. I don’t even have to get out of bed at night to feed her! I’m excited to finally set-up her nursery though and give her a room of her own. I can’t wait to have all of her clothes and stuff in one space. Yay for organization! I have already began filling a container with clothes that are too small for her and it’s just another reminder how quickly babies grow. That sleepy newborn phase is so, so short and I miss it already. Each stage is fun and exciting to enter, but it’s pretty much always bittersweet to say goodbye to the one before.

Savannah and Jack are the sweetest little buddies, and Jack LOVES his baby sissy. We started saying ‘Savannah is a good girl!’ when she was first born, and now Jack says ‘Sissy good girl!’ all the time. It’s so cute! Now that she is able to start interacting with Jack a bit more, he gets so excited. The majority of my day has to do with refereeing the difference between a tackle and a hug from Jack. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a feeling these two are going to log many hours of playtime through their life. I am hopeful too that they will always look out for and protect one another. Knowing my children have each other puts a little extra bit of security in my heart when it comes to them going to school and making friends. At least, I pray, they will always have each other no matter what.

I’m still breastfeeding, which in itself feels like a true accomplishment. I wrote about what I’m doing differently this time around in this post, and I am still doing much of the same today. It has definitely gotten easier though as the weeks have gone on, and we finally have a nice routine and I think my milk is pretty regulated. Still taking it each day at a time, but I’m happy to have made it this long no matter what. We are waiting until Savannah is six months to introduce solid foods – just like we did with Jack – so we still have at least another six weeks of exclusively breastfeeding.

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Savannah Loves:

  • Being held and cuddled (What baby doesn’t?)
  • Watching Jack run around and play!
  • Laying on her back and watching the ceiling fan
  • Snuggling next to a warm fire
  • Bathtime
  • Singing Songs and music

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Comments

  1. So glad to hear everything’s going well! I’m with you on the lack of sleep. I’m trying to tell myself this is such a short time in the long-run but certain nights its like wow, i need to go to sleep! Aubrey’s a little gal (12 lbs 3 oz and is 7 months) and shes still eating every 3 hours during the day and 1-3 times per night ๐Ÿ™ You’re right though, I’m just trying to roll with it and not compare myself to the other bigger babies out there.
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    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Thank you Heather! I am happy everything is going so well to. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am right there with you in reminding myself that babyhood is so full of phases. It always seems like as soon as I can’t take any more of something, that phase is over and we all move on! Just know that when you are up in the middle of the night, you are not alone and I am up to – LOL!

  2. Whitney says:

    Love reading her updates as my baby girl is just ahead of her being born on August 24th! They were identical birth weights and are still very close as mine was 14lb 1oz at her 4 month appointment! This is my first, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I understand your feelings on breastfeeding completely! Breastfeeding was probably my biggest fear before giving birth–it was so important to me and I was so afraid it wasn’t going to work out for us! But, here we are still trucking along at almost 5 months old! I absolutely love it and am appreciative everyday to get to have that experience with her! Your comment about 6 more weeks of exclusively breastfeeding before introducing solids just blew my mind–I had not realized how few weeks of that we have left!! I will be sad to leave this stage of her life behind!

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