Sunday, October 24, 2010

Four Months!

Another month has flown by once again and Reese continues to bring us so much happiness. This month was great getting to spend time with grandparents, aunts, uncles and even had a few more "firsts" for the baby book. Here are the updates:

Weight: 12 lbs 13 oz (33%)
Height: 23/5 in (22%)
Head: (40%)
Diapers: Size 1..about to move to the 1-2s
Clothes: Can still wear some 0-3 months but are gradually moving to 3-6 month

Eating: taking 5 bottles a day, split between breastmilk and formula, plus nursing in the morning and at night

Sleeping: You LOVE to sleep, but the only problem is you crash WAY TOO early, we are working on this...you fall asleep around 6:45-7ish then wake up around 2 am, then usually sleep for another 2-3 hrs. You take small "cat naps" at the babysitters as she says, you are afraid you will miss something (sounds like your brother) but despite your few naps you are rarely cranky and will smile at just about anyone.

Play: Really enjoy "tummy time" an will push up on your arms and look around. Like looking at books and enjoy having Ashton read to you. You enjoy your BUMBO seat so you can sit up and take everything in. You are also starting to put anything and everything in your mouth which is new to Mommy and Daddy since Ashton didn't really go through this phase. Of course you still have no interest in a pacifier, oh well!

New "Firsts": You have started to move! You will roll over from your stomach to your back and then will get back onto your side from your back but haven't quite figured out how to get back over to your stomach...I am sure you will figure it out soon. Unfortunately another first was your first fever. This came on your four month birthday (and you still have a slight one) but I am hopeful it is just a reaction to the shots you had to get. Once again it was three shots an one oral medication. You were laughing at the nurse when she was giving you the oral medicine but then quickly began screaming when the shots came out. You were a total rock star though and got back to your happy self within a minute of being in Mommy's arms. A final first for this month is your laughter! You have really started to find your voice and have started to laugh out loud quite a bit. It is enough to melt my heart as soon as you start laughing as well as when you are "talking." Every morning now you wake up your daddy with your lovely set of lungs...not at all screaming, just talking, and talking LOUD. Casey claims you get that from me, I can't really argue though.

Reese, you continue to be a ray of sunshine in all of our lives and we feel so blessed each and everyday we spend with you and Ashton. We love you and look forward to our next month and all the special moments to come!








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