Harper - 4 Month Update | Health, Love & Fire

Harper - 4 Month Update

Thursday, January 7, 2016

We are almost to her five month milestone so I figured I better get this posted soon before I'm completely behind! 

Harper at four months 
She got weighed at her four month doctors visit and is weighing 14 pounds 6 ounces and is 24 and a quarter inches long. She's definitely higher percentage wise in the weight category than the height but she seems to be lengthening out . . . or at least we hope. She's wearing 6 month clothes, especially in Carters and the 3-6 month Old Navy and Baby Gap. I swear every time I look through her closet I find more things she's grown out of!

What's New
- Starting a couple weeks ago every time we lay her down she's trying to roll over. She can roll from her tummy to her back, but is still working on the back to tummy, she always gets stuck on her side and hasn't quite figured out how to move her arm to get herself all the way over.
- She's noticing everything and instead of being content just looking around from her car seat, she's wanting to be out and held up to see it all when we are out and about.
- Everything is going in her mouth - hands, toys, your hands . . . everything!
- She's grasping toys and as soon as she does she pulls them right to her face!

- She still loves to be in her room especially on her changing table staring at her bows or in her crib staring at her mobile
- She loves to look outside or be outside staring at the trees. It has been super rainy this month so we haven't been able to go on as many walks but anytime she's in the car she's looking out the window!
- Cooper - She loves to stare at the dog when he walks by!

She's still exclusively breastfeeding, but we may have to add a bottle of formula every now and then because she seems to be eating more on a daily basis than I'm producing. She eats anywhere from every 2-3 hours. She will usually take a long nap in the afternoon where she will go 3-4 hours in between feedings, but the rest of the day I'm lucky if she makes it 2. Our Pediatrician said we can start trying to give her solids just to try out whenever we want, but I will probably wait a little while yet.

We officially moved her to sleeping in her own room. I put this off a couple nights and the first night Dan was back at work I had her back in our room. But she seems to be sleeping better in there so she's officially moved in to her room. Right now she's sleeping in the pack and play still, but our plan is to move her to her crib over my Christmas break from work. Right now she goes down to sleep between 8 and 9pm and wakes up anywhere from 6-8 in the morning. There have been a few nights when she was going through a developmental leap that she woke up in the middle of the night wanting to eat, but for the most part we're doing good in the sleep department. I'm definitely a little nervous about the crib transition, but hopefully it will go smoothly. We borrowed a wedge to put in her crib to create a bit of an incline so hopefully that will help.

Photos from this month 

Check out other monthly updates:
3 Months
2 Months 
1 Month


  1. Oh my goodness she is absolutely precious! And you dress her in the cutest things!

  2. She is so darn precious! I can't get over those pretty little eyes! 4 months old already too - I can't believe it! :)