Caroline: 4 Months

Happy 4 Months Baby Girl! You’ve celebrated this monthday by becoming a master at rolling back to front! Every time we put you down you flip over lightning fast. Your little baby muscles are super strong. Unfortunately, you’ve totally forgotten how to roll front to back (that’s supposed to be the easy way!) so once you’re on your tummy you’re stuck and that makes you Very Unhappy. VERY. So you’ve been spending a lot of time in the exersaucer and the bouncy seat so we don’t have to run over and roll you every few seconds. I tried to task your brother with the baby rolling but, uh, he’s not the most gentle – although he really wanted to be helpful.

You’re wearing 6 month clothes and I’m thrilled because we have SO MANY cute summer dresses in 6 and 9 months thanks to boxes and boxes of hand-me-downs. If only the weather would get warmer so I’m not putting leggings and socks and long-sleeved onesies under everything.

But I need to talk to you about that screaming you did on Monday night. SO.MUCH.SCREAMING. It was stung-by-a-bee or poked-with-a-needle screaming, although neither of those things happened. And even though it probably only lasted for 20 minutes it was the longest 20 minutes of our lives. NOTHING could console you. I had the doctor check you today for possible causes but you just cooed and him and made happy faces and made me look like a liar. Although I’m glad you didn’t give a repeat performance tonight.

Also, please poop soon. I’m not looking forward to what will happen if you wait another day.

4 Month Stats:
Height: 23 3/4 (25th percentile)
Weight: 14 lbs 1 oz (50th percentile)
Head circumference: 42.3 (75th percentile – girl has a BIG HEAD)

Poor Caroline, these pictures are just terrible. When we got home from the pediatrician she was sound asleep so I missed my chance at daylight. Plus she got shots in both legs and a special cream on her head for cradle cap (you know they can fix that now?!) so she’s basically just a mess. But I can’t take them tomorrow because TODAY IS HER MONTHDAY. I may be a little…stubborn about things like that.

Look at my leeeegs! My mommy is so meeeeean!

ALMOST a smile

nom nom nom


Leg rolls! And also her totally crazy bald spot. It's so so sad.

4 Month Milestones (from BabyCenter, as usually)

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Smiles, laughs – Yes! Unfortunately almost NEVER in pictures.
Can bear weight on legs – She loves “standing”.
Coos when you talk to him – Yes

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Can grasp a toy – Yes! She can pull the handle on Evan’s old bouncy seat to make it play music too.
Rolls over, from tummy to back – As I said, she forgot that one. But she rolls the other way!

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
Imitates sounds: “baba,” “dada” – No I don’t think so.
Cuts first tooth – I can’t TELL. There’s a bulgy spot on her gums and she’s definitely drooling like crazy and will chomp all over my hand but it’s not one of the bottom 2 front ones, which I thought were almost always the first to pop out. Also? Cutting a tooth isn’t a SKILL.
May be ready for solid foods – We’re going to wait til 6 months to introduce solids.

She's a drooling mess. But a cute drooling mess.

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20 Responses to “Caroline: 4 Months”

  1. Cole says:

    She’s gorgeous! I love that second pic, and the ones of her nomming on the tutu – those giant eyes! Looking forward to meeting you at the aquarium on Friday :)

  2. Brigid Keely says:

    That last one? She’s all I AM READY FOR MY CLOSE UP.

    She has such fat little legs. OMG! Totally adorable.

    What is WITH babies outgrowing their hair? Niko got the weirdest bald spots because his head/scalp grew but the amount of hair he had… didn’t. WHATEVER BABIES.

    • bebehblog says:

      My doctor seemed to think her bald patch is from rubbing her head while she’s lying down. He said she could be the poster baby for Back to Sleep! I said “not if you want people to actually do it .”

  3. FourInchHeels says:

    Serious question … your baby is smaller than half the babies her age, and yet she’s wearing 6mo clothes. Does ANYONE wear clothes intended for their age?!

    Also, she’s getting to be gorrrrrrrrrrrgeous. I’m excited to watch her getting older and turn into a big ole heartbreaker :)

  4. Emmie Bee says:

    Picture number 2 is like AMAZING. Killing me with the cute.

  5. Natalie says:

    Fancy bandaids your pediatrician’s office has!

    The second picture is adorable! Well, they all are, but I love the look on her face. “Who, MOI?” The last picture makes me giggle too.

    Happy 4 month!

    I totally understand, I take pictures every monthday for the girls, STILL. I must have one photo of them, or I feel incomplete. Glad I’m not the only one :)

  6. raincheckmom says:

    Too beautiful for words…

  7. Krista T says:

    Soooooo adorable! Suzanne – what happened to your newborn?? *giggle* She’s turned into an adorable baby! :)

  8. TMae says:

    Look at those chubby legs!!! Love them.

  9. Amanda says:

    Gorgeous eyes!!! What beautiful pictures as always!

  10. Audrey says:

    Delilah has that same bald spot, although thankfully it is starting to regrow hair. Wohoo! She has weird patch of “still bald” just under her occipital bun, though. Someone actually asked me if they had shaved her head at the NICU because of it. o.O Dude..that was like 6 months ago. Do you really think it would be bald still?

    Adorable baby remains adorable.

  11. Stinking.Adorable.

    Not entirely sure what else to say. I think that sums it up.

    Also? Yay for matchy matchy tile. Loved your comment. : )

  12. Kimberly says:

    Those pics are definitely NOT terrible- especially the tutu ones :)

  13. Oh my gosh. She is darling! And I totally took his 5 month picks on the 18th instead of the 19th, because I knew there was no way I could do it all in one day and get the blog post up. I’m tricksy like that.

  14. Denae says:

    She always has the perfect Who Me? look. Plus she is ADORABLE. You will have trouble on your hands come the teenage years.

  15. happy monthday, caroline!!! and don’t worry – even with hair cream and artificial lighting, you are still the cutest little bug in the run and your thighs are AMAZING! NOM NOM NOM!!!

    love this kiddo. LOVE!

  16. She is GORGEOUS. And I want to eat those legs.

  17. THOSE EYES!!!!!!

    I have to say, Little Miss Caroline is NOT helping my baby fever. So I’m going to have to ask you to stop posting photos of her, mkay? Thanks ;)

  18. Sarah-Anne says:

    what the heck are you talking about?! these pics are GORGEOUS, suzanne!! caroline is so so SO pretty and those eyes!

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