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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Heidi Jean ~ the 4th month

Heidi Jean - 4 months old

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Heidi didn't change much this month except physically. I haven't taken her for her 4 month appointment yet so I don't know how much she's grown but she is starting to outgrow some of her 3 month clothes and into her 6 month clothes. She needs 6 month for the length and needs it for sure if she's in cloth diapers. 
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This month I...
Met Santa
Had first Christmas
Went on my first girl's shopping day
Got strong enough to hold my own head up in the sitting position
Laughed a lot!!
Slept 3 hours at night for the longest stretch :(

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She is still battling colic much of the time but I'm starting to get chunks in the day where she is perfectly happy and content with anything. There are still horrible days where I swear I wasn't meant to have kids but I think any mom, no matter how stellar, would feel that way when someone is screaming at you non-stop  for days on end, won't nurse, won't sleep and even being held doesn't help her. But, like I said, its starting to turn for the better! I don't want to wish away her newborn stage at all but I'm really happy she is hitting that 5ish month milestone where colic tends to go away. 
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She is such a dainty, sweet little girl. Her eyes are still blue!! 
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She is starting to love her daddy visibly now. She lights up when he gives her attention. 
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She LOVED her first snow! There are several more pictures at the end of her giggling in it. 
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She is starting to love tummy-time now that she can hold her melon better. I really wouldn't be surprised if she sits up on her own soon. Even tonight I looked over and she was almost completely sitting up on her own in her vibrating bouncy seat. Girl has some serious ab strength. Because she is so colicky still so much, she is held/walked/rocked/nursed the majority of the time for comfort so she doesn't spend much time on the floor. If she did, I'm sure she would be rolling all around the place by now. 
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I'm wondering here at the end of this last month if Heidi is teething. She is a drooling monster, spikes a fever every once in a while and can't keep her fingers out of her mouth. She isn't sucking on them either; she is gnawing on them. She'll also pull the blanket into her mouth to chew on too. She got her amber teething necklace a few days ago for Christmas and I do think I'm noticing a difference in her discomfort level. Its a little early to swear by it or anything. Its only been a few days. Here's hopin'!
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Dear Heidi, 

You're incredible/amazing/perfect. That pretty much sums up everything I want to say. ...Except, I will say this. Our relation is so much more of a blessing than anything I ever even knew to wish for. The way you light up when you see me clenches my heart every time with wonder and joyful emotion. You are truly an amazing gift from God and I'm the luckiest girl in the world that you're mine! Thank you for loving me back!

Love,
Mommy



And because our girl is so blessed, she had entirely too many Christmas outfits to fit into the one holiday. Here is a pic of each!
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I'm a new wife and an even newer mom. I have a secret dream to be super-mom. I love to craft, cook, dance and fill my life with as many adventures as possible. I'm slightly crunchy granola but enjoy a good steak. I'm right brained and type B (with some type A tendencies). I thrive best when I get to use my creative juices. I dabble in photography and party planning. I play piano and have a dream to learn the cello. I want to make the most of this one, short life I find myself living.

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