Reese at Four Months Old

Four Months Old

Reese babe is four months old and she is the sweetest thing ever. I loved this age with Finn, and I love it with Reese, too. She is interactive, chatty, and starting to get in a rhythm. I’m so lucky I get to spend my days with her!

Physical Growth

Reese is almost 15 pounds and 25 inches long. She’s landing in the 60th percentile for her growth. She holds up her head like a champ and loves to gnaw on her hands. She has started kicking, too, and has shown more and more interest in being propped upright.

Brain Growth

Our little chatty girl loves to smile at Daddy and Finn. She loves to tell stories and watch us walk around the room. She looooves to stare at Juneau and can’t quite understand what he is doing most of the time – but then again, none of us can! She is attached to mom and dad for the most part, but has started allowing other people to hold her as she’s gotten older.

Sleeping

This girl is the best napper ever. I remember fighting with Finn to the death to get him to nap when he was little. Reese is a sweetheart. I lay her in her crib, she coos for a bit and is off to dreamland in about 10 minutes. She currently naps 3-4 times a day.

At night, we’ve gotten so much better in the past month. I’ve gotten her on more of an eating routine and I truly believe that’s made her a better sleeper. She goes down between 6:30 and 7pm. I then dream feed her at 10pm before David and I go to bed. In the past week she has consistently stretched out the length of time she stays asleep and this morning she made it until 5am! I fed her and she fell back asleep until 7:15am. By consistently waking her up at the same time each morning and putting her to bed at the same time each night, she’s become such a better baby.

Eating

Girlfriend still won’t take a bottle. We’ve been more consistent about getting her to take one, but she just doesn’t want anything to do with it. I’ve tried different bottles, different nipples, even a sippy cup – nothing. We’ve tried every trick that the internet has suggested, but she is just not having it.

In the past month I’ve gotten her on a three hour feeding schedule, so even though she isn’t taking a bottle, her eating times are predictable and it really hasn’t been so bad.

Things I Don’t Want to Forget

  • Her goofy little smile when I pick her up from her crib after she wakes up.
  • Her cooing stories she has started telling us on the regular.
  • The way she catches Finn’s eye and doesn’t look away. He loves to give her kisses and is the best brother ever.
  • Her curious eyes poking out from under her carrier in her carseat. She’s a very serious baby and loves to take in the world.



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