Eloise had her four month well baby visit today, so I might as well update on her progress now while it's all still fresh in my mind :)
She's still a big girl, tipping the scales at just under 16 lbs. I thought for sure she would have doubled her birth weight by now, but she's got a few more ounces to go. She's also above the 90th percentile for height! Woo Hoo! We talked quite a bit more about the reflux and things to try. It's so frustrating, I wish it would just be gone already! She's already improved greatly, become so much less fussy (I dare say she's become an enjoyable baby?) and her coughing has decreased-- except for at night. We're still up for an hour or more every night while she coughs. Hey, at least it's a quiet time to catch up with the message boards and check email, right? I love the girl's pediatrician. She is so fantastic and has an awesome staff. When I leave there I feel like I'm doing an awesome job parenting and that my girls are the cutest children on the face of the earth (seriously, they fawn over them like they've never seen kids before!). Of course, I think all parents should have that experience with their child's pediatrician, but I know that's not the case for many co-sleeping, breast-feeding, anti-vaxing, anti-circumcising (etc, etc) parents out there.
Eloise is doing great at shoving just about everything in her mouth and is starting to make all kinds of talking sounds! She is a big fan of her sister and Iris can get her laughing and cooing like no one else can. It's pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.
And last, but not least, you might be interested in this EBay Auction. A Seattle weekly paper called The Stranger is auctioning off a bunch of cool stuff with the proceeds going to those less fortunate. I have never bid on their auctions before, but this one caught my eye (you know, since I'm a "breeder"). I know that some of my more financially endowed Seattle (or anywhere!) friends could definitely cough up a few bucks for charity, eh? Let's just say I hope I get outbid because, A) Matt will kill me for bidding without asking him first! and B) if the bids go higher, more money will go to charity.