These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things
Actually, *that* song is one of Lila’s favorite things. Along with “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.” And “Call Me, Maybe.” And this:
…which only proves what we’ve suspected all along: this baby is awesome.
Some of the other things we’re digging at the four month point?
Trying to roll over:
…which we do first thing in the morning, obviously—excuse the hair. 🙂
She’s extremely adept at rolling from her back to stomach, which is interesting because that’s supposed to be the harder of the two. Once she gets over onto her stomach, she’ll spend tons of time there—looking at toys, lifting her arms and legs like Superman, and just generally having a grand old time.
(Ella provides a fun distraction)
But once she decides to try to roll over from stomach to back…it all goes downhill! She just can’t figure it out yet, and ultimately she freaks out until we turn her back over onto her back:
And then five minutes later she rolls back onto her stomach and we start the whole thing over again.
Oh well. As Ryan said yesterday, “She’s not going to go to college unable to roll from her stomach to her back.” True enough. Hopefully.
She’s also grabbing up a storm, and therefore loves any toy that she can easily hold:
…and then, inevitably put in her mouth:
The lamaze turtle and this squishy ball are perfect for this activity.
Lila has also gotten *very* into reading, which makes our English teacher nerd hearts swell with happiness. Our friends Jon and Emily gave us Susan Boynton’s book, “Snuggle Puppy” when Lila was born, and it’s one of Lila’s favorites. She loves it so much, in fact, that we went ahead and ordered a whole slew of Boynton’s books:
The pictures are fun to look at, and the books are all really clever and cute. “But Not the Hippopotamus” is my personal favorite. 🙂
Other favorites right now? Our Aden and Anais swaddle blankets:
We have five of these, and rotate them All. Day. Long.
I’d heard people rave about these swaddlers when I was pregnant, so we really stocked up. And then, when Lila was born, we tried to swaddle her in them and got totally overwhelmed. The material is a really soft, gauzy muslin, which truthfully didn’t work great when she was teeny. It was hard to get her swaddled tightly enough, and we ended up using velcro swaddlers, which worked much better.
Now that she’s a little older and bigger, we use the Aden and Anais swaddlers for EVVERYTHING. They serve as loose swaddlers, blankets, burp cloths…everything! And, the fabric is so light and breathable, our pediatrician even gave us the go ahead to leave one in Lila’s crib when she goes to sleep, which is nice because she loves snuggling up to them and stroking the blanket as she falls asleep.
We’re still loving the wubbanubs:
which are also endorsed by Six from Blossom, and if that isn’t good enough for you, then I don’t know what is.
We’re still working on getting her to like the Jumperoo—she hasn’t quite figured out that she has to JUMP in order for it to be fun. But, she’s really digging her exersaucer:
…which has different toys, songs, and lights at every turn of the seat. We didn’t think we needed a Jumperoo AND an exersaucer, but now I’m really glad we have both.
That’s a little taste of what we’re loving at four months. Hopefully our next update will include some FOOD loves—we got the go ahead from our doctor to start her on solids whenever we’re ready! Exciting times ahead, me thinks!
Have a great Friday!