Saturday, August 16, 2008

4 month checkup

Reese had her four month check up yesterday, even though she is actually 4 1/2 months old. We had an appointment scheduled for August 2nd, and I just totally forgot about it. I feel like such a dummy lately, I keep forgetting things. I was supposed to go visiting teaching the week before and totally forgot about that, I just didn't show up. I didn't even remember until two days later. And I've forgotton other things too, I don't know what's wrong with me.

Anyway, we finally got to see how much Reese weighs since I remembered her appointment this time. She weighs 14 lb 12 oz, and is 25 1/2 inches long. Her weight and head circumference were in the 50th percentile, but her height was in the 85th percentile, so she is tall! She also got shots, so she's been fussier than usual, but it really hasn't been too bad. I took these pictures a couple days ago when we were out in the backyard enjoying the nice weather.

Reese keeps trying to be a thumb-sucker, and I keep trying to get her attached to her binky instead. (So I can take away the binky eventually, you can't take away the thumb) But this is how she does it. She doesn't seem to know that she can bend her fingers and it would be a lot easier, instead she keeps her fingers out and pokes herself in the eye!

She has gotten to where she pulls everything up over her face -shirts, dresses, blankets,toys, then gets mad because something is covering her face. She pulls her blanket up over her face while she's sleeping and wakes herself up at all hours of the night, so I haven't been putting a blanket on lately.


April said...

oh she's so cute and always looks so cute. She has the cutest clothes. Sounds like she is going well. I agree on the binky thing but sometimes some babies just don't want them. I think thumb suckers are cute.

Paul & Ashley Giddings said...

Oh your little Reese is absolutely beautiful!! Brooklynn finds her thumb every once in awhile too. I am at the point though that I want to get rid of her binki (she'll be 7 months this Saturday) too but I'm finding its much harder than I thought it would be. It's just easier for me if I give her the binki...I need to build up the strength I guess. Anyways, I also wanted to thank you for your most recent comment on our are too sweet. We'll be back in Utah in October so we'll have to get together!

Tara said...

I love the pics you got of Reese and Bricey, especially the chin and hlolding hands ones. Bricey and Reese are pretty darn close. Bricey was 15lbs 1oz and 24 & 3/4 inches. They really are birthday twins. We really need to have you guys down again soon. We will call!

Laura, Tyler, and Emma said...

Welcome to motherhood! I am the same way! I forget things too! I never used to be like this. I think it is because we have so many other things to remember with a little one to take care of, other things get missed. At least that is what I blame it on! :) You are fantastic though, your lesson was great by the way. You are wonderful! And Reese is adorable!