Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Four Month Checkup

Maribelle had her four-month checkup today! She weighs 12lbs 13 ounces, is 24 inches long and is falling in the 25th-50th percentile. The pediatrician is really happy with her overall health and weight gain and told us to just keep doing what we're doing. Solids are still a few months away, but Jeremy's already making plans for the different veggies he wants to puree for Maribelle.

The photo above is of Maribelle testing out her new rocking chair, which was Jeremy's when he was little. Grandpa Moorhead lovingly gave the chair a makeover and surprised us with the thoughtful gift during their last visit. This will be the perfect spot for Maribelle to enjoy her ever-growing collection of books!

Here are some other recent developments with Baby Belle:

* Laughing! Maribelle started laughing a few weeks ago, and it's no surprise that daddy is REALLY good at making her laugh.

* Movement. While Maribelle isn't quite rolling yet, she immediately turns onto her side when we put her in her crib. Another thing she does is she rotates in circles throughout the night. We find her head and feet in various positions as she does 360-degree rotations in her crib while she sleeps. There's no doubt this little chicky can move, so we're hoping a full roll isn't too far off!

* Daycare. Maribelle seems to be adjusting really well to daycare, and we get nothing but good reports from Miss Karen when we pick her up. The other little kids seem to like Maribelle and sound so darn cute when they say her name.

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