We have really seen a lot of changes in Adelyn over this past month! She was 4 months old on September 11th. She went for her 4 month check up and has grown a lot! She weighed 16 pounds 6 ounces (90th percentile), is 27 1/2 inches long (99th percentile), and her head circumference is 16 3/4 inches (83rd percentile). She's a healthy girl! Adelyn wants to sit up all the time and is starting to balance herself by putting her hands on her lap or on the floor. She'll hold it for a few seconds and then topple over. She finally rolled over a week ago (tummy to back). She's always trying to do it by rocking back and forth on her tummy. She is really holding herself up well on her tummy using her elbows and scootches all over the place. I find her in the morning in the corner of the crib.
Adelyn almost always has to be sucking on something! She takes the paci fine, but now that she can use her hands better, she plays with it (which makes it come out). She really loves her fingers! I am trying to keep her on the paci and not the fngers but it's not working so well! I am fighting a losing battle. When I'm nursing her, she'll even try to get her fingers in her mouth!
I love the schedule she's on! She eats at 8, 12, 4, and 8. She takes two long naps during the day and sleeps at night from 8:45/9:00 pm to 8 am. It's a beautiful thing! :)
We've been busy! We went to Montana for a little over a week and had a wonderful trip! It took Adelyn a couple days to adjust to the time (2 hours behind) and all the people, but after that she was fine! She really likes being outside! We took her on several hikes and she was happy as a clam. To see pictures, go to the Kodakgallery website. You'll have to log in to see them.
We also went to Tega Cay and Hickory to see my parents and grandmother. My brother moved home from Seattle. He hadn't met Adelyn yet, so it was great to finally get the two of them together. Joseph and I took Adelyn to Hickory to see my grandmother. My cousin Regan brought her 2 month old (Harris). My 94 year-old grandmother has been blessed with FOUR great-grandbabies in 2009.
Seth's race was at Road Atlanta on September 25. He qualified 3rd and WON the race!! It was awesome! The Bimmerworld team is awfully proud! James finished 2nd and Nick was 3rd. Can't beat that! This was Adelyn's first race. Seth's entire family was there to cheer him on. He has now won 3 races this season. He has one more race and is currently 4th in points. Here's an article:
And here are pictures:
Adelyn at 15 weeks
She loves the exersaucer!
Here she is with those fingers (ergh!!)
Adelyn and Harris
Joseph and I with my grandmother
She loved holding Adelyn. She dreamed that Adelyn came to visit her wearing a white dress and she was cold. She was relieved when she saw that Adelyn had socks on (and that I had a sweater for her in my bag!). She's the cutest old woman!