I haven’t posted much about the kids lately. Even though I had every intention not to get caught up in the “It’s a brand New Year filled with fresh ideas and new possibilities” hoopla, I did. But it’s fun and I gotta be me.
Eliza is four months now! She still doesn’t have any teeth! This is a bit surprising to me since Number 1, 2 and 3 all had their first tooth by three months. She was really crabby about a week ago and we were sure she was teething but so far, nothing.
She’s still waking up two or three times a night and I’m mostly delirious at this point.
Still sucking her thumb.
She’s rolling over onto her belly but not from belly to back yet. A friend of mine commented on FaceBook that her baby boy, who is a month older than Eliza, is just starting to roll over.
Oh yes, I commented, Eliza is rolling over. I had to start swaddling her at night to stop her from rolling over and working herself into a tizzy. She was really surprised Eliza was already rolling over but I couldn’t even remember when she started.
It just didn’t register with me as something to fawn over.
I don’t even feel bad about this. This is fourth-baby syndrome, right?
Sure she won’t get the excessive praise for every little thing she does, but she also won’t be made to eat her unfinished dinner for breakfast, lunch and dinner the next day, like Caleb. I don’t have that sort of energy anymore to implement such a policy.
It’s typical for Charlotte to take a few bites of her food, leave the table, climb on the kitchen counter, grab the “myPad” and find a quiet place to play. She can do this unnoticed while we are busy reminding Caleb to chew with his mouth closed, urging Ana to take just one more bite and trying to have an actual conversation.
So if she really wants some attention, she’s going to have to try harder than just rolling over.
I’m sure she’ll be more on the radar once she starts crawling. Those safety latches on the kitchen cabinets are awful worn and abused.