Hard to believe my baby is 4 months old. She is such a happy little thing, always smiley and we've fallen into a great pattern of life together. We have daily "AM Smiles" when she first wakes up in the morning and smiles non-stop as we're getting her up and changed. And she laughs with excitement as I get ready to feed her for the first time each day. I love it.
She had her 4-month appointment on Wednesday and got her shots/vaccines. It wasn't a happy time, but it wasn't nearly the horrible experience it had been at 2 months. Daddy Fuss joined us for the appointment, and he distracted her during the pokings. I have to say I think that made it worse for me - nothing to distract me or to focus on except the fact that I couldn't stop my baby from being in pain.
It's been a crazy week. I'm helping my dad at his business while people are taking vacations and so I've really messed with her schedule lately - waking her before she does naturally, feeding her at odd times, etc. Daddy Fuss has also picked up a temporary job with his former employer working a few weekend and evening hours. It's fun stuff for him, but it simply means more time apart. There have been days where he hasn't seen the baby for more than 10 minutes in a 24-hour period. We're starting her on solids this weekend - rice cereal at first and soon fruits and veggies. I picked up a couple of jars of baby food - green beans and bananas. I've read conflicting theories about whether to choose a vegetable or fruit for the first food, so I think I'll try the green beans first and if she completely rejects them, I'll do the bananas and move on to the green beans again later. We shall see what happens.