4 Months

Kennedy turned 4 months old yesterday!

Kennedy Lately:

  • Kennedy weighed in at 15 pounds and 5 oz (85th percentile), and measured 24 3/4 inches (71st percentile) yesterday at her four month check up. She is definitely growing still!
  • She is officially wearing 6 months clothes, but can still fit in a few of her 3 month clothes.
  • Kennedy is definitely smiling, laughing, and “talking” so much. She thrives on social interaction and I have a feeling when she eventually learns to talk, she is going to have a lot to say.
  • She loves people. She doesn’t like playing alone and really likes for you to be there. She still likes to be held a lot.
  • She has learned how to roll over, grabs at toys, grabs hands, and grabs just about everything!
  • Kennedy is quite a drooler and her hands are always in her mouth, which is apparently a sign of teething. She has been drooling for about a month now and there are no teeth as of yet. We shall see.
  • We started putting her to bed in her crib upstairs the other night. I’m not going to lie, I miss hearing her breathe and make her little noises next to me, but we can still hear those and see her on the baby monitor, so that is comforting. She also has started waking about twice per night (4 hour stretches), which is quite different on how she used to sleep. She used to be able to sleep 8 hours without waking. I believe now that her sleep patterns are maturing and she is developing so much it is interfering with her sleep. For example, the other night when she woke herself up, I could see on the baby monitor that she was practicing rolling over in her sleep! Apparently this is common when babies learn a new skill. The doctor said we could start solids if her night wakings were driving us crazy, but I don’t feel sleep deprived because of it. I am going to try and hold off as long as I can.
  • I am still able to breastfeed her, which I am very proud of. I pump at work and nurse her when I’m at home. I also pump one extra time after she has gone to bed. When she’s away from me she gets a few bottles and has been taking them like a champ recently. There have been a few times where she had to be given formula but those can be numbered on one hand. No, formula isn’t poison (I hope I am not coming across that way) – this just feels like a big accomplishment for me to be able to still breastfeed while working.
  • At Kennedy’s check up yesterday, the doctor noticed that she is lacking a lot of strength and range of motion in her neck, particularly for her left side. She was diagnosed with something called Torticollis. It is not a severe case by any means. I always thought she just favored her right side (she would always look right while sleeping, no matter where I put her head), but now that I’ve been home observing her, this makes so much sense. Kennedy is going to need to have some physical therapy to help strengthen/lengthen her neck and align her back to normal. I am just happy that this can be 100% corrected in no time. I will also be stretching her neck muscles every day and encouraging her to look left.
  • I still can’t believe how blessed I am to have such an amazing little girl in my life. Her personality is adorable and she is such a beautiful little girl. I didn’t know it was possible for her to keep getting more and more beautiful, but she is. I love my precious girl!
How She’s Grown:
Can you stop growing up so fast? You kill me, girl.

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    Michelle @ The Vintage Apple
    April 18, 2012 at 7:05 am

    She has such a beautiful smile!!!!!!!! I am so happy I got to see her the other day!! I love holding her!!! It is so cute how you place that teddy bear next to her so we can see how much she is growing!

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    Amanda Faith
    April 18, 2012 at 7:28 am

    She is SO beautiful! I can’t believe she’s already 4 months old, it feels like yesterday I was stalking your Twitter each day to see if she had came yet.

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    Chelsea @ {twotwentyone}
    April 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I can’t believe that she’s 4 months already! She’s such a cutie! That’s good that the doctor caught the torticollis early. The earlier she gets PT, the better. Some of my kiddos were treated for it early on and aren’t showing symptoms at age two.

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    Phil and Darby Hawley
    April 18, 2012 at 8:25 am

    4 months already?! Are you sure you didn’t miscount? πŸ˜‰ She is growing so fast!

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    April 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    what a CUTIE!

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    April 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

    She is just too cute! And she’s such a good baby too. She’s always just chillin’ when I see her! πŸ™‚

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    April 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

    She looks like she is just the sweetest baby!

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    Sarah E.
    April 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

    She is so adorable! πŸ˜‰

    One of my cousin-in-law’s twins has Torticollis. He did some physical therapy and is doing so well now! He’s a little over a year old.

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    Jessica Renee
    April 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

    She looks like the happiest baby, I know she gets that from her momma! πŸ™‚ And seriously, you are amazing for keeping up with the breastfeeding!!

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    April 18, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Awww, LOOK at her sitting up, smiling, and lookin’ beautiful as ever πŸ˜€ Glad to hear that her neck muscle issue is 100% correctable! Such a sweet post πŸ™‚

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    Mary Nevin
    April 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    This picture made my day yesterday on FB, she is beyond adorable! You can tell she is just so loved! Happy 4 months to miss Kennedy!!

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    April 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Emily has those pants, I think! Are there little ruffles on the bum? Anyway, she is such a doll! I’m so glad that her neck can be corrected. It makes me nervous all the things you can go crazy worrying about with babies but it looks like little K is doing wonderfully!! What a cutie pie!

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    April 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I forgot to say, once again, you are superwoman!! I think it is amazing that you are working so hard PLUS breastfeeding still.

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    April 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    She just gets more and more gorgeous each month! I wanna meet her and squeeze those sweet little cheeks!

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    April 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    What beautiful photos of such a happy baby! You, my friend, are incredible. with working, being a wife, and being a mother–that’s naming only a few things–is there anything you CAN’T do? i think not. Best of luck with the physical therapy, also. xx

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    April 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Such a sweet girl!

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    April 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Goodness she has really grown! She’s so adorable!

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    April 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    She is stunning!!! I love her grin, Meg!

    So cute!

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    Megan's Mom Michele
    April 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Precious baby and Megan I am so proud of u for breast feeding and working! Kennedy gets her beauty from u! U r an awesome Mom!!!!

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    April 19, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Her happiness just radiates off the page! She’s such a gorgeous baby – Happy 4 months little Miss Kennedy! XOXO

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    April 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

    She is just precious! Her smile and her eyes are beautiful!

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    April 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    What a sweet smiling girl!

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    April 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I couldn’t believe how happy and social she was on Sunday! She’s so precious.

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    April 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

    She is too cute! I am so glad you are having a blast with her. I mean, with that adorable face, how could you not?! Hope you’ve been doing well,girl!

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    April 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

    She’s absolutely gorgeous!! And how quickly have the last four months gone? She’s grown so fast!

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    April 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Oh wow– she’s getting so big!! I can see so much of you in her. She’s beautiful!

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    April 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    She has gotten so big!! Ahhh! Love that sweet pretty girl!

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    Life With Lauren
    April 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    She is so precious! Time goes by so fast!

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    April 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    No way, it’s going by so quickly!!! She will get her sleep hammered out…every few months G goes through one of those phases. I’m so proud of you for keeping up with the breastfeeding! It’s difficult enough as a SAHM, I know I wouldn’t be able to do it when working. You deserve a gold star for that! G started with a therapist at 8 weeks for the same thing (tight muscles in one side of her neck), I’m glad they are getting you in early as it can cause the baby to have to wear a helmet. πŸ™ Good news is G’s went away after about a month with her little exercises. Let me know if you want the therapist’s name, she was really great! We just went in every 2 weeks for a checkup and she gave us more little exercises to do at home.

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    April 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    She is SO BEAUTIFUL! πŸ™‚

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