Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tula Belle @ 4 months

* Tula loving being naked and enjoying her paci while we wait at the dr.!

It is hard to believe that we already celebrated Tula's 4 month birthday! Today we went to her doctor's appointment to get her check up and sure enough she is still growing :)

Tula's Stats:
Height: 23 inches (20%)
Weight: 12 lbs 1 oz (16%)

She is still a little bitty thing but is moving on up... she was born at the 5%, at 2 months she checked in at 14%, and now 16%! Dr. Menkus was pleased with her growth and how smiley she was. Overall, it was a good visit and we have spent the remainder of my day off taking a little nap together :)

What Tula Loves:
* Tula is still loving her carseat.... she likes to sit in it and be toted around. She likes to go for rides in the car (unless it is dark). And she takes most all of her naps in the carseat- making her a super flexible baby!

* Tula is still nursing great. I still have to pinch myself to realize that I have been successfully breastfeeding for 4 months- with no issues!! My breastfeeding journey with Ivy was not so easy.

* Tula loves to hold things and put anything straight to her mouth. She has started teething and their are two tiny white spots on her bottom gums. So needless to say, Sophie the giraffe is her favorite toy!

* Tula loves TV! She is already a better movie watcher than her big sister. She likes to sit in your lap or lay on the boppy and watch the big screen :) She has been known to try and around to watch movies in the car and she is happy with the little bit she can see! Her current favorite movie is Happy Feet!

* Tula is a bit spoiled.... and she loves to be held! To sleep, to walk around, to sit, etc. No matter what is going on she loves to be held. I am enjoying this time because I know they don't let you hold them forever. I have to hang on to this baby stage!

* Tula loves her big sister and the feeling is mutual. They lay on the floor and play. Ivy sings her songs, tells her stories, and brings her just about anything she could ever want. I can't wait to watch them grow up together.

* Tula's favorite person is mommy- probably because she loves to eat like it's going out of style when she is having "one of those days!" It annoys Daddy that Tula is so easily comforted by Mommy but he has to work hard to calm her down. I know the "Daddy's Girl" phase will come in due time!

* Tula is not sleeping through the night, but she typically goes 6 hours the first stretch and then I have to wake her in the morning. This doesn't stress me out at all! I know it is a phase and it will pass. I am thankful that she eats and goes back to sleep with no fussing. She is still in our room and for the time being I love her right next to me!

* We are enjoying time with this sweet 4 month old. She is cooing, smiling, and blowing TONS of bubbles! That is her new trick :) She is dawning some pretty little gems in her ears just like her big sister, so I am sure she will be quite the princess (trained by Ivy)! For the most part, she is a happy baby girl!

I am going to be blogging soon about being a mommy the second time around.... it is so different for me! Talk about calmness! It is such a blessing.



11 comments:

  1. So glad the breast feeding is going so well. It encourages me for next time.

    I think you have a daddy look alike on your hands. She is a doll.

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  2. Glad to hear she is continuing to grow and is a healthy girl. Can't wait to read your take on mommyhood the second time around, as I'm getting closer and closer to experiencing it for myself.

    Also, are you still loving your cloth diapers??

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  3. I'm glad Drew is not the only TV watcher. I was getting a little worried about that. He is so easily distracted by the TV and especially if we have our phones.

    Tula is quite the cutie!

    I think Drew is getting those two little bottom teeth as well. He is constantly gnawing on his hands.

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  4. She is a beauty in the pics and even more beautiful in person!! :) So glad you are enjoying it!

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  5. i LOVE that first picture with her hand behind her head.she looks so relaxed haha :)

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  6. My sweet Tula--so lucky to be her Nana!

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  7. She is SOOO sweet. Love her:) Corin loves to TV too...so arches her neck so bad when laying on her playmat to try and see it. So funny.
    Corin does not take many naps in her bed either....maybe eventually!

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  8. I love how relaxed you are!! I am really looking forward to have a second child because I think I'll be more relaxed, too. With the first, you're just so into everything - like is it normal? Or at least that's how I've felt. I can't wait to read your post about second time parenting!!

    Tula is adorable!!! I love seeing her in her carseat at church!! LOL

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  9. I can't wait to see her and Ivy grow up together either.

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  10. I am happy to hear nursing is still going well for you. We are going strong too. I hope we both make it to a year!

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Thanks for your encouragement as I travel through this season of life called mommyhood!