Anna had her 4 month check-up last week, complete with 2 shots on each leg. Luckily big sister Audrey was there to make her feel better afterwards. Audrey was so cute. As the nurses were getting ready to give Anna the shot, she says, “Now Anna, it won’t hurt too bad…we will make it all better!”

Anna weighed in at 12 lbs 8oz, which is more than double her birth weight of 6 lbs. She is 24″ long and is very strong. I think she’ll be sitting on her own in no time at all.

Parenting the second time around is definitely a different experience. With Audrey I was so worried about all of the milestones. As soon as she mastered one thing I was moving on to the next, barely taking time to enjoy the current stage. With Anna it’s much more go-with-the-flow. I know first-hand how quickly time passes and I’m challenging myself to sit back and enjoy these moments as much as I can.