Friday, January 8, 2016

Four Months: Annabelle

A third of a year has flown by since we became Annabelle's parents! It's insane... I almost don't even believe it. Except the joy that is in my heart all the time now. Waking up to this precious girl each ad every day is the best. 

I walk into her room, and I turn off her sound machine and humidifier and pull back the curtains and open the blinds to let the natural light take over. Then, I walk over to Annabelle's crib, and a giant, goofy smile peers up at me. I poke her nose, and she giggles. She is delighted to see me every single morning, and that's such a special feeling. 

These past four months have been the best ever.

Annabelle is still loving being vertical - she hates being held "like a baby". We are convinced she's going to be full of attitude in a couple years. Her spunky personality is already shining through, and we like to refer to her as our little firecracker.

We're still calling her many nicknames, but the ones that are sticking around the most are: Anna Banana, A-Belle, Hungry Hungry Hippo, Annabellina, Stinkerbelle, Smellybelle, and Waaannabelle, and Cheeky. And despite her tiny tiny tiny hair growth, Dan has dubbed her as Baldylocks, which is cute in its own way too. 

Annabelle is wearing 0-3 month AND 3 month clothing now. She's finally growing a ton... and so far, she is super tall and lanky, but the doctors are happy with her weight too - she has more than DOUBLED her birth weight - YAY! All that pumping I'm still doing is working! I'm able to feed her AND store 1-2 feedings in the freezer every day. My stash has slowly grown to over 700 ounces in the freezer, and I am super proud of that!

She really has grown so much! I get sad thinking about how quickly she is growing, but I'm also so excited to see her achieve new milestones. It's bittersweet seeing her grow out of things and learn new things. Annabelle is SO close to rolling over back to tummy (she already rolls tummy to back), and she is teething hardcore... so maybe by her five month update I'll have more to share!



  1. I love her expressions, they are too funny! :) Such a sweet baby girl!

  2. The next time we are somewhat close I must meet up with you guys! I want to meet this little stinker!

  3. She's too cute. I love her headband.

  4. If you don't have one, I recommend a ring sling for her once she has head control. Bug was the same way about having to see everything and I still can't wear her anyway but on my hip longer than about 60 seconds. ;)

  5. Oh my goodness, this makes me miss Baby G being teeny. It's amazing how even the worst nights are suddenly good mornings when that little smile hits you :)

  6. It is so bittersweet when they grow and learn new things! Enjoy every second. I just put away clothes from the past 7 months, and it is so hard to believe he used to be so tiny! You have got a cutie on your hands!