27 October 2014

Aria's Four Month Update

This has felt like such a big month for Aria, she's changed so much in these past few weeks. She's really got her own little character and personality, and I can honestly say every day just gets better and better!
Weight
Aria gets weighed the first Wednesday of every month, so by the time I write her update she has got a lot bigger! So when she was weighed a few weeks ago she was a healthy 12lb 8oz, putting her on the 50th percentile.

Routine
Aria's routine is pretty much the same as last month. She wakes around 7:00 and feeds every 4 hours. Bedtime is 6:30/7:00 depending on how her last nap went. I did a blog post on our daily routine last week, which you can read here.
Sleeping
Aria's always fought her naps during the day, but went to bed without any problems... until this last week! She's really been fighting bedtime, so we decided to change our night time routine slightly, and this has really made such a difference. She will go down within 10 minutes and very minimal crying, and is only waking once in the night. Although, she did have a naughty little habit of waking at 5am thinking it was time to get up, but thankfully this seems to be over!

She's also just recently started sleeping on her tummy. It did freak us out a little at first, but she seems to sleep so much better now because of it!
Feeding
Aria takes 6oz for her morning feed, and usually 5oz for the rest. She will have 5/6 bottles and during the day goes around 4 hours between each feed.

Size
She is still in 3-6 months and size 3 nappies. She's really filling out her onesies in length now, she's so tall! But there's still room for a lot more chunk :)

Milestones
Not long after last month's update where Aria was rolling from front to back, she's now rolling from back to front! She's incredibly strong, and even more strong willed (stubborn like her mother, her dad would say!) if she wants to do something, she's going to do it.
She's really holding her body like she wants to sit up, but can't quite find her balance, and she pulls her legs up under her like she wants to crawl! It's funny, as she gets so annoyed that she can't get where she wants to, so I think she might be an early mover!

We had our first family holiday to Center Parcs this month, and we took Aria swimming for the very first time! Safe to say she absolutely loves the water, so I'm really looking forward to taking her to swimming lessons next month.
We also have a teether! Poor little thing is drooling like mad, chewing everything she can get in her mouth, and can be a right grumps when she can't get the relief she needs. I'm going to do a post on what we have found helpful so keep an eye out for that. But if you have any tips, I'd love to hear what you've found useful!

That's all for this month! Next month should be an exciting one, as we have swimming lessons, a night away, and lots of playdates planned!

Halloween is only a few days away too, so make sure to check out my Instagram and Twitter for pictures of her costume!

Thanks for reading

Nicola x
 
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