On Tuesday Elsie turned 18 weeks old.
During Elsie's 18th week, we took her to the doctor for her 4-month checkup. She did great with the immunizations again. Such a trooper! Elsie's now weighs in at 15 lbs, 0 oz and measures 24.5 inches long. And, in case you were planning on buying Elsie a fitted hat, her head circumference is 40.9 cm! With the doctor's encouragement, we decided to start letting Elsie fall asleep on her own. So far it is going OK. She only cries for 15-20 minutes before falling asleep. It has also helped her stay asleep throughout the night (or at least until 4:30, which is the earliest "acceptable" time, since I normally wake up at 5. On Saturday night she had a rough time getting through the night. Unfortunately, this meant she was pretty fussy on Sunday when she spent the day with Aunt Kaye and Uncle Wally - Jack and I went to a (great!) Cubs game.
We got the camera back! Here is the first photo with our repaired camera. Elsie is still enjoying the ultrasaucer!