Thursday, April 9, 2009

4 Month Appointment

We just got back from Chappell's 4 month appointment. I'm glad to report that she's doing just fine! Chaps is right on time w/ her milestones and development, gaining weight (75th percentile at 14.2 pounds), and said to be a very "strong baby!" She's 24.5 inches long. She seems to be turning into a long and lean baby. It's so funny... opposite of my body type! Based on our heights, she will most likely be 5' 7 or 5'8.
She had 2 shots and one oral vaccine. So far she seems to be doing fine. I gave her some Tylenol as we were leaving to prevent any fever or aches and pains. So sad. This time I let her daddy hold her because I absolutely HATED it at her 2 month appointment. She cried initially but calmed down right after it ended. We are so proud of her!
Sooooo... last night we attempted to let her cry it out. We put her down at 8:30 and she slept until about 3:30 am. We let her cry for an hour (longest hour of my life)... and then finally gave in and fed her a few ounces. My doctor thinks 4 months is the perfect age to let her cry it out, but told me today that last night does NOT count since I ended up feeding her. BTW, everyone's opinion on this is different... whatever works for you. She said it will probably take 3 nights... and she could cry up to 4 hours. This sounds like my personal version of Hell, by the way. Ugh... it was/will be so sad. I hated watching/hearing my baby cry on the monitor... hoping that I would come to help. It's the worst, but I hear from many moms (and now our doctor) that it is the right thing to do. It is, however, excruciating. She seems fine today. Once we got her back down she was slept until about 7:10 am. Dr. Sprenkle told me I should turn off the monitor (as did my sister-in-law), but I know I can't do it. I was scared Chaps was going to hate me today, but it seems as though she's forgiven me. She's acting like her ole' self... even with the shots!
I will let you know how tonight goes... ha-- I'm sure everyone cares!!
I'm so tired, every word on here looks like it's spelled wrong. Reed and I got about 3 hours of sleep last night.


Coley said...

It will get better Holly! I also believe that you need to let her cry... she won't hate you, she won't even remember the next day that she cried and woke you up! That's what babies do... cry, eat, poop, smile, sleep, cry, eat (I'm sure you know this!!)I think you are doing a great job... can't wait until your next baby, when you don't care about any of this b/c it's not so new to you!! LOL I think about you everyday, and I am counting down until I can meet Chaps and kiss he sweet little cheeks!!! LOVE YOU! I can't thank you enough for updating this blog, I check it everyday!!

Holland said...

life is great-- but it would be better if i was rested! ha... someday, someday!

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