4 Months Old

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connor claire 4 months

I wonder if there’s a built-in feature with baby biology that erases the memories of all of the hard parts about pregnancy and the difficulty of labor and delivery, and just leaves behind all of the good stuff, because all I feel are good things whenever I see Connor.

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Our little coywolf is four months old now, and she’s kicked it into high gear! Her arms and legs are always moving, and she recently figured out how to roll onto her belly and hold her head up to look around.

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She loves that point of view!

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She’s constantly trying to crawl and gets frustrated when she can’t. She has, though, figured out a modified form of locomotion on her tum where she lifts her booty up and kind of scoots along.

I wonder how much time I have left before she’s off and running and I’m chasing her around…

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Right now, Connor Claire loves…

  • Rolling over. And over. And over. And over. And over.
  • Skyping her grandparents (seriously, technology is AMAZING).
  • When mommy dances with her. We listen to music when she’s lying down, and I’ll take her legs and move them to the beat. She smiles and laughs! πŸ™‚
  • Waking up early. Oh, boy. I think this child is a morning person, and she’s a HAPPY morning person. She’ll wake up at 5 or 6 and lay there babbling to herself for a good half an hour. It’s really funny, but now I’m starting to wonder who she’s talking to… Is my house haunted? I hope not! And when I walk over to see her first thing in the morning, she grins from ear to ear.
  • Being outdoors. She really enjoys picnics and going for walks to see and hear the sights and sounds.
  • Exploring the world with her hands. She has this activity mat with hanging toys, and she’s figured out how to grab things and hold onto them. Her favorite toy is a purple toucan named “Sam.” She talks to Sam, strokes his feathers and tries to bite his beak!
  • Sucking her thumb. Another new discovery. She’s obsessed with that thing…

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Thank you, Auntie Stephanie, for this pretty purple outfit!

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  1. Ami says:

    It’s the hormone cocktail πŸ˜€ and the sleep deprivation. FYI that hormone cocktail doesn’t stabilize back to normal for about 9 – 12 months. Enjoy it! ;P

  2. Rachel says:

    What a little ham that Connor is! I met a 14 month old at a wedding a couple weeks ago who would stick her tongue out at you if you did the same!

    • Karen says:

      Aww, that baby sounds adorable. πŸ™‚

      Connor likes to work the camera, LOL! I have a feeling she’s going to eventually figure out how to work mom and dad too…

  3. Gina B. says:

    Karen,

    She is so precious!!!! It won’t be long before she’ll be crawling and then standing, then walking…. appreciate every moment. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have children, but it’s so neat to watch Connie grow!!! It makes me wonder what El Hub looks like, and how much she’ll really change in the next year.

    You must just be elated with her. It must be just beyond happiness! So happy for you….

    Gina and Gracie,
    Sending all God’s best to you and your family…..

  4. Amy says:

    Cutest baby ever! It is amazing how quickly you forget the work that it took to get her here.

  5. Val says:

    I love her blue steel look!

  6. Chelsea says:

    She is so beautiful and amazing. Love this outfit!

    I’m up north visiting family, and m ybest friend from home is almost 39 weeks along! I brought some books for her soon-to-come little one.

    • Karen says:

      Wow, I bet she’s ready to finally meet that baby! I hope labor and delivery goes smoothly for her.

      Happy Friday to ya! Have fun visiting your family. How’s the weather up north? Does it get hot? It’s been crazy hot here all week long, and today it looks like we’re finally getting a break.

      • Chelsea says:

        I’ll send along your positive wishes!

        It’s a little cool right now, but it’ll be hot again soon – crazy heat waves in the midwest right now. My parents live in a swamp though, so there are tons of mosquitoes.

  7. Janet Shepherd says:

    She is so totally adorable! Sounds like she’ll be up & moving around so soon!

    Now that you’re four months in, any baby stuff you have found totally invaluable?

  8. Nicole says:

    What a beautiful baby! She’s going to be a heartbreaker!
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  9. Lulle says:

    How adorable! Love the purple outfit.
    I met our 1-month old nephew on the 4th of July weekend, and he’s so tiny still! But he’s already raising his head and trying to roll over… that’s really early, isn’t it? He’s just starting to smile too. Oh we also got a brand new cousin born on the 4th, a little girl named Conor James!
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  10. y. says:

    Congratulations Karen! She’s adorable!

  11. Sharon says:

    Hi Karen,
    Your Connor posts give me life πŸ™‚
    My husband and I have been trying for kids for the past 4 years and it’s been painful and frustrating to say the least. But just when I get low or wonder whether it is really worth it, I see another Connor post and omg your little girl just puts a smile on my face and reminds me that yes, someday it IS going to be worth it. Don’t ever stop these posts. She’s an angel in so many ways to people she’s not even met. Also, she’s the cutest baby ever πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sharon,

      I’m glad you enjoy her posts. πŸ™‚ It took us a long time to finally get pregnant and just before it happened I had just about given up. So don’t lose hope! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you and your husband.

      • Sandy says:

        Karen, how nice to share your frustration with Sharon πŸ’•πŸ’•. Connor Claire is adorable, but oh my those eyes are stunning!

  12. Mary says:

    Cuteness overload! She is adorable!

  13. Eesha says:

    Oh my Karen.. She is ssoooooo.. adorable .. Such a cutie pie..😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
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  14. Florence says:

    She is really beautiful and adorable! Two beauties truly happy in your house, you are really lucky.Have a nice day .

  15. Does that mean you’re ready for another one?

    Wow I want that dress in my size! Purple, my fave color!

  16. What a wonderfully active little munchkin! And that alone time babbling is wonderful! And bonus, she’s working on her language skills when doing it. πŸ˜€
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  17. Kristen says:

    She’s beautiful! And her little headband is too cute!

  18. Icequeen81.ma says:

    Hi Karen,
    Love her outfit, and more because is purple.
    Indeed, those parts are hard indeed, I can’t say yet about labor. But they other parts indeed less nice. It is amazing how quick she changed, and now that you see how is her face turning out. When very small all baby look very similar. And now you can see parts of her personality.
    And the fact that you are being abla to leave the house with her and let her see the world sounds amazing

  19. kwmechelle says:

    Wish they made this outfit in my size. Baby babbles are right up there with diamonds & brand spankin new makeup. Best thing ever. She’s such a looker & is completely photogenic. I’m sure Tabs must be so proud πŸ˜‰

  20. PixieWitch says:

    Dear Karen,
    Your daughter is precious truly. Love her and your pictures.

  21. Ruchita says:

    So much cuteness! She’s got such a sweet, expressive face. I was smiling the whole way through reading this post. And she totally rocks the jewel tone colors! πŸ™‚

  22. Indya says:

    Oh, she’s absolutely precious! Makes my heart warm!

  23. Erin says:

    CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Maybe she’s talking to Tabs! She was pretty active in utero so I’m not surprised she’s active now too. I’m not sure you’ve discussed a sport at a young age but it might be good for her! Maybe gymnastics!
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  24. Deborah says:

    She is ADORABLE!!! Love seeing pictures of her!

  25. She is SO photogenic πŸ˜€
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  26. Tatiana says:

    She is so adorable. Love the facial expressions. She has the most precious smile. <3

  27. Kim says:

    Connor is so photogenic! You will really, really be glad that you are taking a lot of pictures. I wish we had done more of that, and I’m still terrible about remembering to. Keep it up because you’ll be so happy you did. πŸ™‚ And, yes, of course we’re programmed to forget all the bad pregnancy/labor parts. How else could the human race survive? HAHA! Ah, the thumb-sucking. Only one of our boys did that but it was a very hard habit for him to break. The other was much more attached to his pacifier but quit cold turkey when he started crawling. πŸ™‚

  28. Jen says:

    Good news on thumb sucking. Yes, good news. Long-term study out of Australia (I think it was) that long-term thumb suckers are less likely to have allergies. So let that cutie-patootie have her way.

    Jen

  29. Jacqueline Billing says:

    Hi Karen!! What a beautiful baby! She is so precious! Enjoy every minute!

  30. Jae says:

    Awwww, Miss Conner Claire just keeps getting adorable!! 4 months already?!!? She looks just as happy as can be and unbelievably adorrrrrable!!

    My eldest was like her in that he’d entertain himself with babbling in the wee early morning hours when i was still half awake/half asleep. I don’t think your place is haunted at all. I think they’re just practicing for when their words come in. My boy is totally social and such the gabber. πŸ˜‰

  31. Rachel R. says:

    Awww, she’s such a beautiful baby. She’ll be scooting around all over the place soon. Her outfit is freaking adorable.

  32. Lauren says:

    Look at her!!! She is absolutely beautiful! I could just squeeze her all day!

  33. Jan says:

    I love the photos you post and she’s always so cute, but I think these photos have risen to a whole new level of cuteness. Thanks for always bringing a smile to my face. With all of the turmoil in the world today, she gives me hope for the present and future.

  34. Andrea says:

    She is overwhelmingly ovary-achingly adorable!!
    It is so cliched, but the time really does fly, doesn’t it? I’m constantly looking at my 1 yr old and 3 yr old and wondering how the heck it happened that they are no longer pocket-sized.

  35. Cat says:

    I’ve visited your blog numerous times but I’m pretty quiet. However, I just had to speak up and congratulate you on your beautiful baby girl!

  36. Chris25 says:

    She’s so huggable! I want to tickle her and let her grab my finger.

    Have you ever considered letting her model? She looks like she could be a baby model.
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  37. kellly says:

    She’s so adorable and I’m so happy for you! She sounds like a wonderful baby and a joy to be around. Such a great time of life for you both! Thanks for sharing!

  38. yelena says:

    ahhh these baby pictures are too too cute! I cannot even pic a favorite one. Happy 4 months baby girl!

  39. Pamela Haddad says:

    She’s gorgeous, Karen! And she’s totally rocking the purple!

  40. denise S says:

    What a cute baby! So girly. That outfit is bomb!

  41. Amy D. says:

    Your daughter is simply stunning, and in that last photo she absolutely radiates pure joy! What a wonderful testament to you all (kitty models included!) for providing such a happy, loving home. πŸ™‚

  42. elva says:

    She’s soooo beautiful

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