I'm a little behind on this as Charlotte actually turned 4 months on the 23rd. Oh well :)
Clothes: Size 1/2 diapers...I have some 1's I'm still trying to use up and they kinda fit her still...haha. She should really be in size 2 though. And 6 month clothes.
Food: She was doing really well...nursing every 2-3 hours during the day and would go up to 7 hours at night (this was pretty inconsistant though...sometimes she'd only go 4 hours)...and then we had her 4 month checkup. She went from being in the 50th percentile for weight to the 15th. She hadn't quite gained 2 lbs since her 2 month appointment, so her doc suspected my milk supply was dwindling. And it all made sense...she had been fussy after feedings and wasn't filling out her clothes like I thought she should be. So for 4 or 5 days straight, I nursed her around the clock on both sides...every 1.5 hours during the day and no more than 3 hours between feedings at night (she's typically a one-side per feed eater and refuses the second side). My milk supply caught up after a few days and we seem to be back on track. I can tell she's actually plumped up a bit in the last week. The pediatrician thinks it was a combo of not getting enough calories (I am lucky to eat two meals a day when Corey is gone during the week) and the stress level at home without Corey that caused my milk supply to drop. So I'm trying to be better about eating and stressing less. I have to take her in for a weight check January 3rd, so I'm hoping and praying she'll have gained plenty! I don't want to supplement with formula, and I have an awful time pumping.
Sleep: Horrible. This kid fights sleep like it's going out of style. As of the last 3 or 4 weeks she will ONLY sleep in bed with me. And doesn't even sleep long. Maybe 8 hours a night. And puts up the biggest fattest fight for naps. It's ridiculous. I don't even know how to describe what life is like with Charlotte...other than to say it can be hellish at times. I know that sounds horrible to say about your child, but it's the truth! She is an extremely difficult baby! I had hoped that as she got older she'd get easier and not be so high maintenance But it seems to be the opposite...the older she gets the worse she is. As I type this she is screaming in her swing because it's 2:15pm and she hasn't napped yet today. It doesn't matter what I do...swaddle, snuggle, hold her, nurse her, give her the pacifier, etc. Nothing works and nothing makes her happy.
Activity: Aside from fussing and crying all the time? Hm... Ok she does do things OTHER than cry sometimes. She's rolling over. She's only done back to tummy a couple times but is pro at tummy to back. She is actually enjoying tummy time now because she pretty much has full head/neck control, so she's not face planting into the floor or blanket anymore. She has taken to attempting an army crawl all ready. She puts her butt in the air and sort of scoots her self forward...almost like a worm or caterpillar. And she actually gets around a little like that! She has a favorite little elephant stuffed animal that is one of those sensory toys...it has the mylar crinkly stuff in it and various attachments. She loves rolling around on the floor with it. She is trying to sit up as well. She likes her bumbo, but I can't really use it because she is so strong she almost flings herself out of it. She loves watching her sister as well.
Personality: High need, fussy, generally unhappy unless she's being held 24/7....and even then isn't always happy. She is really difficult. I keep telling myself that this is only temporary, and she'll grow out of it someday...but it seems like it gets worse as she gets older. I don't really know what to do with her anymore. I love her, and I love being her mommy. But frankly, she is not a very fun baby. I'll just put it that way. And the expectation of her wanting to be held at all times is unrealistic because I have TWO kids. I can't give all my attention to one. And I can't hold her all the time because Eden needs snuggles and attention and things too. And yes, I have tried putting her in the carrier. She hates it. The ergo used to put her to sleep almost instantly. Not the case anymore. She just screams and screams now until I take her out. It doesn't seem like she's every happy or smiley for more than a few minutes before hell breaks loose.
Here are some pictures from the last month.