4 MONTH UPDATE
Ava’s current weight is 13lb 14oz we don’t have a length update because she hasn’t officially had her check up since she’s been sick, but she is very long and is in 6 month clothing!
This last month has been pretty crazy and Ava has officially been sick for a full month! It started off with a cold that turned into a bad cough. This cough lasted for weeks and we made several trips to the Doctor. It seemed like we had tried almost everything. A nebulizer, humidifier, steamed shower, fresh air, benadryl, and then finally…
the Doctor put her on antibiotics and within 48 hours the cough disappeared. As much as putting her on antibiotics was difficult it was the right choice and sometimes medicine is needed! At that point we were ready for anything to help her get better.
2 days after the cough went away, Ava broke out in a fever! The highest was 102.5 so back to the doctor it was. Poor little girl had a sore throat on top of everything. She must’ve caught a virus at daycare. Lots of rest and a little Tylenol were Ava’s plans over the weekend. Now she’s getting better each day but we have some teeth coming in, so I can sense some discomfort. Her hands are constantly in her mouth.
Ava has been eating through her sickness, which is great. She might’ve taken a little less at some meals but she’s like her mama and can’t skip a meal.
Sleep has been interrupted this past month (mainly for Marc & I) we woke up to her coughing night after night and were more worried then anything. Ava would mostly sleep through the coughing in the middle of the night but sometimes they woke her up and then she would take a bottle and go back to sleep!
She has been napping more, which is fine because we needed her healthy!
On to the fun part… play time! I love it and so does she. Ava learned to roll over at 3 ½ months! She has been reaching for toys and grabbing things left and right including my hair!
My ultimate favorite thing that has happened over the last month is hearing Ava giggle. It is hands down the cutest thing ever and I am pretty sure it will make you smile too.
Now… on to my journey at 4 months postpartum. I have seen a lot of improvement in my shoulder strength since my last update. It was slow and steady for a while, but over the last 3 weeks I am feeling more and more like myself! I am gradually increasing the weights in my classes and each week I surprise myself with something new I can do.
When I started planks at Physical Therapy, I thought 20 seconds felt like an eternity and now 1 minute is a piece of cake! Seeing that type of progress in less then a weeks time keeps me motivated!
Eating..I am very proud of my food choices. I have been making very healthy dinners and choosing healthy snacks throughout the days. Sure I have the occasional ice cream night but for the most part I feel like I have eliminated most of the processed granola bars that I sometimes sneak in to my busy days.
My weight has stayed the same… and I’m still achieving my goal of increasing strength. Some areas I want to improve on this month are once again my shoulder strength, and I want to add in more cardio days!
Stay tuned for some more updates