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4 Month Birthday!

Gabby is officially 4 months old! Wow, how the time passes.  It has been over a year since I took Michael to Freebirds and told him about our future little bundle of joy.  Now I can't even imagine life without her and it's only been a year since our adventure began. 

She is now able to:
  • Roll over both ways
  • Squeal
  • Grab objects
  • Switch hands with objects (which is apparently advanced for her age)
  • Hold her head up very well
  • Localize sounds
  • Smile
  • Coo (agoo, agee, wmawma), razz, and squeal with delight
  • Laugh
  • Smile
  • Kick her monkey
  • Shake toys to make their music turn on
  • Sleep in her own bed
  • Push herself up when on her tummy
  • Look up and follow small objects from side to side
According to her four month old appointment she is 13 pounds, 11 ounces and 22 inches long; meaning she has grown 2 inches and gained over 5 pounds! That is more than she will ever grow again in her life. Think about that percentage wise, it's amazing how different she looks and the wonderful personality she has developed.


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