At four months...

It is about time I get around to posting this!

At four months Reese is being a little ham. He loves to laugh, smile, giggle, snort and just have fun. Every day he learns something new. He now blows raspberries when we do, and a time or two he has tried to wave when someone waves at him. He i a very social little guy and loves to smile at anyone who will give him attention :)
 At four months Reese weighs 14.5 pounds and 63cm long. He is in 3-6 clothes, but there are some 0-3 outfits that still fit him, and there is a newborn out fit that still fits him. It just depends on the brand.
At four months he is slowly catching up to other babies his age, he is now starting to want to sit up, and has rolled over a couple of times.
The dr. thinks he is doing great and will have no lasting issues from being born seven weeks early!
I have been waiting to write this, the jaundice is out of his system completely! And his umbilical hernia has healed. He is our little rockstar!
He still takes at least three naps a day, if he does not get his naps he gets cranky. It seems the only times he really cries is when he is tired or over stimulated. When he gets all his naps he will wake up happy and smiling from them. At night his bed time is at 7:30. He will then sleep for six hours and then wake up one to three times after that. Last night he only woke up at 2:15 and then again at 5:30. So we got a lot more sleep than we have been getting!
He still loves to take a bath, and now will cry or fuss when we take him out. We have to make getting out of the bath fun too. So we both cheer and sing as we take him out. Most days we can trick him into having fun when his bath is done, but he would prefer to just bath and bath and bath.
He still is exclusively breast fed. Our LC wanted us to start on solids a few weeks ago, but our dr. would rather we wait until he is 5 and a half months old. I think he is ready for it, but I think waiting until we are in America will make it easier on us, since there are going to be a lot of changes in the next few weeks.
We are a bit nervous about the trip to the USA. We will be taking two ten hour flights with a seven hour layover in Germany. Please pray for easy uneventful travels for us, and that Reese will enjoy the flights too.
We are terribly excited about him finally getting to spend some time with his family around the world!


ashley said...

I'm so glad that he is healthy and being born early will not effect him the rest of his life as it does some other children. YAY!!

Jenny said...

Happy 4 months Reese! He is so adorable and precious!

The Sevits Family said...

Yeah! So exciting seeing him grow! Will you be close to Moberly while you are in the states?