Meredith 4 Months

Hard to believe that this little sweetie is now 4 months old! Meredith is such a happy little cuddlebug and five million times easier than the twins… and not just because there’s only one of her. She has such a mellow personality, hardly whines and sleeps 11-12 hours at night. We call her our star baby!

At her four month appointment, she cried for about 20 seconds after getting her shots, and then decided she was done being sad about it. Compare that to the twins’ ten minutes of shrieking after every shot, plus nonstop crying throughout the next few days afterward due to feeling sore and having a fever, which happened every time they went into the doctor’s the first year. Meredith doesn’t have time to complain… she’s too busy being delighted with the world!

4 month stats:

16 pounds, 13 ounces and 26 inches (both in the 97th percentile). Clearly, this girl likes to eat and wants to catch up to her sisters! I am getting a great bicep and shoulder workout carrying her around; she feels every bit of those almost 17 pounds!

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Meredith wears 6-9 month clothing and is now sporting size 3 diapers due to major blowouts happening in size 2. She smiles, laughs, coos and babbles, does her mini pushups, grabs at her toys (and mama’s hair), and loves to suck on her favorite toys… her hands! She still refuses the pacifier and seems indignant whenever we try to get her to take it, but is constantly looking for her beloved thumb.

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Meredith takes 4 naps a day, goes to bed between 7 and 8 p.m. and wakes up between 6 and 7 a.m. She’s a remarkable sleeper considering the constant noise going on from the dog and the twins. The times that she is fussy, a walk outside or her bath are guaranteed to get her laughing again.

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Meredith’s least favorite time of day is when the twins are napping or when she needs to go down for a nap. This girl has major FOMO (fear of missing out). As much as I love to play with her, I’m boring compared to her fascinating sisters! If I can time it right, all three nap at the same time (bliss!) and when they all wake up, Meredith lights up with a huge grin, excited to go see what adventures are in store for the afternoon.

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The amount of drool this month has been epic… maybe we’ll see a tooth soon.

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Meredith watches every bite that goes into our mouths with rapt attention. It’s fun observing how much more aware of the world and of routines she is now, for example, after she wakes up gets her diaper changed and sees her bottle, she usually starts going crazy, flailing her arms and letting us know in no uncertain terms that she’s hungry. She also goes crazy with delight and arm flailing when she wakes up from a nap and one of us comes to pick her up out of her crib. IMG_1411

Meredith also seems to be super focused and has a great attention span for her age. She’s content swatting at toys, looking out through the window or sitting and observing her sisters play… definitely not a squeaky wheel. She loves to sit on my lap and just take it all in.

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Meredith enjoys playing on her mat, swatting at toys, laughing at her sisters, eating, bath time, going for walks, watering the garden with me, and playing peekaboo. We love you, Mer Bear!

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Lots of love,

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