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)
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)
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)
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!