-Is about 26" long and 14 lbs (We haven't had her check up yet this was just done at home!:)
-Smiles easily and frequently
-Loves to cuddle and be held
-Loves to kick her legs wildly causing her body to rock (she does this and ends up on the other end of the crib!)
-Love to dangle her legs and arms out of the crib (we're working on fixing this!)
-Is sleeping in her own room now!
-Sleeps from about 7pm to 7am waking once around 9 or 10pm to eat (This is HUGE! We tried to help Summer learn to sleep better but it just wasn't in me to let her "cry it out" and lo and behold with some time she learned to sleep on her own without any crying or fighting! Amazing!)
-Has discovered her thumb and LOVES it! She now refuses a soother (which actually helps with the whole sleep thing as she can easily find her thumb and can put herself back to sleep!)
-Now sleeps with arms and legs spread out- no more swaddle
|Before the discovery of her thumb and still swaddled- but such a cute pic!|
-Has officially met all her aunts and uncles
A few more pics from her 4 month photo shoot w/ Champ:
She is the light in our lives right now! Her sweetness is so strong- we just love to be around her! And yet with her new sleeping habits we are enjoying being "just a couple" again with our nights free to spend time together sans baby. As Summer grows so do our hearts. There is nothing in the world I'd rather do than take care of her. One of my favourite things is feeding her in the rocker at night and then having her cuddle up to me and fall asleep in my arms before putting her back in bed. In these sweet moments I hold her and never want to let her go. I hold her and think about what she has brought into my life- love, peace, hope, joy, many emotions that fill my heart and I just think that this is what life is about- love, peace, hope and joy. And I thank my Father in Heaven for such a sweet gift. My little Summer, forever my gift from God.