Reese’s Four Month Update

Four Month Update - The stats for these posts are taken on the day Reese turned 4 months old, but all of the information and content is everything up until the point she turns 4 months old. (8/11/15-9/11/15)

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18 weeks

 

Reese’s Four Month Stats 
Weight:  13lbs 5 oz (40th percentile)
Height:  26 3/4 in (99th percentile) (My app says she is 99th %,but the Pediatrician said she is off the charts…so over 100%? My Cousin Simon would love to hear that ;p)
Head:   16 in (38th percentile)

Surprisingly, Reese is still the tallest of all of her cousins.

Alana’s  Four Month Stats
Weight: 16 lbs 5 oz (90th percentile)
Height: 25 1/2 in (90th percentile)
Head: 16 1/4 in (55th percentile)

Emi’s Four Month Stats
Weight: 11 lbs. 2 oz. (5th percentile)
Height: 23 in (10th percentile)
Head: 38 cm (10th percentile)

Mia’s Four Month Stats
Weight: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (5th percentile)
Height: 23 in (8th percentile)
Head: 39 cm (3th percentile)

Ally’s Four Month Stats
Weight: 12 lbs. 13 oz. (10-25th percentile)
Height: 23 1/4 in (12th percentile)
Head: 40 cm (10-25th percentile)

Jonas’ Four Month Stats
Weight: 15 lbs. 5 oz. (50th percentile)
Height: 25 3/4 in (75th percentile)
Head: 42.4 cm(75th percentile)

Kathryn’s Four Month Stats
Weight: 12 lbs 1 oz. (25th percentile)
Height: 25 in (75th percentile)
Head: 16 in (50th percentile)
Hannah’sFour Month Stats
Weight: 14 lbs 9 oz.(75th percentile)
Height: 25 in (75th percentile)
Head: 16 in (25th percentile)

Jensen’s Two Month Stats
Weight: 13 lbs 14 oz.(20th percentile)
Height: 25 in (45th percentile)
Head: 16.75 in (75th percentile)

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Reese is wearing 6-9 month clothing. Her 6 month footed sleepers are just barely fitting, so she is pretty much in the 6-9 month or 9 month size in those.

 

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This month, Reese started taking a pacifier only during the day randomly to naw on.

 

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We still cloth diaper and are loving it. No diaper rashes, which is wonderful!

 

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Reese loves seeing herself in the mirror and gives us the cheesiest smiles.

 

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We went on our first official hike at Monte Sano State Park which is around 20 minutes away from our house. She slept the two hour hike,and right when we got in the car woke up and was all curious. I hope next time she can be awake to enjoy it since she loves walks.

 

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We have started putting Reese in her Stokke High Chair that she can use until she is a teenager since it will grow with her. This morning during breakfast she was only happy if she was holding one of each of our pinkies. She also looks like Mr. T here because of the hair.

 

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Reese is very expressive in her sleep. She was whining, breathing hard, and making this face during one of her dreams. :(

 

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She will laugh out loud and smile in other dreams.

 

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Reese is happiest when she can observe things. It rains a lot in Huntsville, so when we can we will sit in the sunroom and watch/listen to the rain when it pours.

 

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A few years ago I sewed a “baby turban” hat, well I found it the other day and couldn’t stop laughing at how Reese looked in it.

 

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Needless to say the hat was huge, but she started laughing with me even though she didn’t know why.

 

 

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For a while, she was obsessed with looking at the boy on the wipes container.

 

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Reese now sleeps with both arms out. We still swaddle her bottom half because she likes the compression,but both arms are free which is very nice.

 

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We now have a thumb sucker too. She sucks her thumb when she is getting tired which is a dead give away that she is ready for her next nap, and also in her crib. At first it freaked us out because in the middle of the night she would find it and start sucking, and we wouldn’t know what that noise was.

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At first she would always poke her self in the eyes with the other fingers because she didn’t know how to hold them,but she is slowly getting better at this.

 

 

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Reese has been enjoying her playmat more and more, here she is looking at herself in the mirror.

 

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Reese LOVES her papa. She likes when he comes home, gives her kisses, or plays and entertains her.

 

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Reese has been drooling all the time. pulling her ears(no infection we checked), gnawing on her hands like crazy, and toys like this one(Sophie the giraffe.)

 

 

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Occasionally Reese will cuddle,but mainly is a high maintenance baby that wants to see things and be entertained when she is awake.

 

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She has started to notice her feet. She sometimes tries and bend all the way down to them,but doesn’t know what to do with them when she is close to them.

 

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She will cuddle with Papa like this when I cook dinner,but never with me.

 

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She attended a cookout for Grant’s work, and boy was she popular. Most of Grant’s coworkers are older than he is and are waiting on their own Grand children if they don’t already have them.

 

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We have been trying to Skype more and more with people, so here you can see her skyping with Gail.

 

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Reese sleeps in the most hilarious positions.

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But is also so cute when she sleeps at night. This is before I had the sewn panels that I made for her crib.

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Reese has been making friends at one of our play dates.

 

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She is drooling and slobbering up a storm, and here she is chewing on the ear of her lamb that Sandi got for her.

 

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Reese still loves going on walks with our ergo 360.

 

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Reese is starting to sit up, and here she is propped up a little bit in her Stokke playing with her winkle toy.

 

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Reese has rolled over a couple of times,but I don’t think is doing it 100% on purpose yet. Here she is on her tummy,but her other arm is still wedged below her. I think it is only a matter of time.

 

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I helped a sister out by moving her arm, and she was most grateful.

 

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Here is a graph of the last month, of her sleeping. She is a good sleeper, and that makes the fact that she is so high maintenance much easier.

 

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She is hitting the correct amount of hours needed for her age which is great.

 

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She feeds a lot less often and short times too. I asked her pediatrician, and he said she is more efficient at eating now. Which I can tell is true because I can hear her chugging and swallowing. He said whatever we are doing is great and to keep it up since he is very pleased with her growth.

 

 

Reese is almost too tall for her swing these days. Grant figured out how to have it more upright since that is one of the settings we didn’t realize it had.

Reese is starting to like her playmat. You can see she is doing a good job of grabbing objects and pulling them to her mouth.

Here is Reese in her Stokke.

Reese is starting to be a lot more vocal. She will make the pitches of her voice different which can get really high pitch sometimes.

Here Grant is making Reese smile while we were out in the garage with him.

Here is Reese chewing on a baby book. She likes how it crinkles,but looking back at posts of my nieces, I saw a few of them had a similar book.

Reese is very happy after she takes her naps most of the time.

We have noticed that when Reese is unsure about someone or something, she looks to me for reassurance. Even if Grant is holding her she will try to find me and make eye contact to make sure all is well. If she is overwhelmed or over stimulated, she will start with sticking out her bottom lip, and then she will start crying. It is so sad,but so cute at the same time.

Reese is startled easily. Loud noises, if she didn’t see someone and they get up into her face,etc.

Reese is much more distracted while nursing, and since she is so long it does make it hard these days to keep her eating. However, before when she was hungry and I wasn’t getting her fed fast enough she would cry at me. Now, she gets more excited and happy when she realizes she is getting fed.

Reese likes reading books, being sung to, talked to, tickled, baths, and ceiling fans. She is very ticklish,but tends to act like it is uncomfortable to be tickled. She will hold her breath and try and squirm away.

Reese laughs and giggles more now,but she tends to laugh more for Papa. See here.

Here is Reese sitting in her bumbo. She is getting more and more comfortable in it. She is lasting longer stretches too.

She also kicks things with her feet now. When in the carrier on walks she will kick out to hit your hand as it goes by it took us a while to realize she was doing it on purpose, that little stinker.

We call Reese a variety of nicknames, Reese, Reesie, Reesechen, kleine Maus(little mouse), and mein Liebling(my darling.) (NEVER Reese’s Pieces or peanut butter cup…Grant doesn’t like those nick names at all.)

We went to her 4 month check up, and she did a great job showing off for her doctor. We had to take an online questionnaire on her development, and it was wonderful to confidently be able to answer it and know she is right now track. She got three shots, and one oral vaccine. She did much better this time than last. She cried,but didn’t scream bloody murder like she did before. This time it was just me and her at the doctors, so I appreciated that she calmed down faster. I bicycled her legs a ton, did warm compresses so we wouldn’t have swelling, and gave her two doses of Tylenol during the day since she had a low grade fever. Other than taking longer naps, she didn’t act any differently which was wonderful.

Thanks for reading about our little Reese!

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