Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

On Monday, Daphne started rolling from tummy to back.  It is pretty funny to watch because she hikes her leg up and rocks and rocks until she rolls over.  She did it for the first time Monday and -unlike Norah and Lucy – she did it multiple times in row.  Almost anytime she is on her tummy, she flips herself over.  

Daphne is also scooting headfirst when she is lying on her back.  I will lay her down in the middle of the room and she will end up facing a different direction and in a totally different spot.
Because of the teething (teeth have not broken through yet) she is biting on her tongue.  It is pretty cute because she is constantly sticking her tongue out and biting down.
Eating cereal is going great!  I was giving it to her in the morning, but she really would barely eat 5 bites and would spit it out as if she was finished.  Yesterday, I gave it to her in the early evening (during her fussy time), she ate it all and fussed between bites as if she wanted more!!  I think I will stick with this time of day – she didn’t make a mess at all.  

Grumpy

Daphne has been incredibly grumpy this week.  At the beginning of the week, I assumed it was a result of having shots on Monday.  By last night I knew that was not the case.   Of course, I’m hoping this is not some crazy crying/fussing phase we are going through.  She is really pretty happy most of the day, but 4:00 p.m. hits and WATCH OUT!  She cries if she is held, she cries if she is put down, she cries in the bouncy seat, she cries in the car seat – you get the picture.

So I met my sister for dinner last night – I had Daphne with me.  She fussed/cried the whole time!!  Seriously.  My sister asked if maybe she is getting teeth.  I’m thinking to myself, “There is no way this 4 month old is getting teeth already.”  We take a peek, and sure enough, there are 2 little bumps with a little white barely showing on her bottom gums.
Norah’s first 2 teeth came in when she was about 5 1/2 months.  Lucy was closer to 7 months.  4 months – that seems incredibly early.  Maybe they won’t actually poke through for a little while – wait a minute, what am I thinking?  The sooner the better, right?  Then maybe Daphne will get over this fussiness!!

Daphne’s First Haircut

The results of the poll:

14 people said we should cut Daphne’s hair off at the neckAdd Image
10 said to leave it alone
11 siad to cut it a little bit
We decided to cut it a little bit.  Kevin actually didn’t want me to cut it at all at first, but the girls and I convinced him otherwise.  We probably ended up cutting about an inch off.  I just did it myself – no way am I paying for a haircut for a 4 month old girl!!

4 Months

4 Month Stats:

24 inches – 50%
11 lbs, 15 oz – 25%
She is laughing more – mostly at her sisters.  She wants to sit up and be a part of what is going on.  She is so over lying under toys that hang, although she will still lie under her mobile when it is moving and playing music .  
She is eating every 4 hours during the day and is sleeping from about 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. straight!!  It is so great waking up in the morning snd not feeling exhausted.
Daphne loves being outside – which is great because she will be spending a lot of time outside over the next few months!!
Daphne coos and squeals ALL THE TIME.  
I was hoping that I would never have pictures of Daphne like these to post, but here they are.  We are now 3 for 3.

God Works in Mysterious Ways

The hardest thing right now about homeschooling is that we don’t know anyone Norah’s age who homeschools.  Norah often asks when she is going to GO to school – like her friends.  She seems to enjoy the schooling that we do together, but I think she feels like the odd one out because she doesn’t have any friends who are homeschooled.  

Today at Norah’s soccer game, I casually got into a conversation with one of the other moms.  She mentioned that she is homeschooling her daughter next year and when I mentioned I am too, she pointed out 2 of the other girls on Norah’s team who are also going to homeschool next year!  I started talking to one of the other moms who said they are in the same situation as us – they don’t know many other people who homeschool.  
The other great thing is – not only do they homeschool, but they also go to our church!  We are going to plan a playdate soon!  
I am so thankful because I have been praying to meet other homeschool families with kids Norah’s age!!  

Eating Cereal

Since Daphne is going to be 4 months tomorrow – we decided to give her some cereal!  

At first she seemed puzzled by the different texture.  

She wasn’t swallowing.  She just held the cereal in her mouth and then drooled it out. 

 After several spoonfuls, she figured out that she needed to swallow.  
She was more interested in chewing on her bib than anything!!