Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Get to Know Reid @ 3 1/2 Months

Our little guy is three and a half months old – wow!  We don’t know who he looks like…any thoughts?Here are some new and fun things our little man has done in the last couple weeks:

He wakes up “singing!”  We hear him on the monitor cooing and humming and making all kinds of happy-baby noises.  This might be the best way to wake up:  happy baby sounds.

He’s blowing bubbles, gnawing on everything  and drooling – ahh, I could have gone a few more weeks before this started.  We think he is pre-teething.  Happy Reid with his new inchworm, 7-13-09He’s playing with his hands all the time.  It’s a new “toy” that is always available!  He has also found his thumbs, sometimes both at once!  (Watch out for the gag reflex!  It will be nice when he learns cause and effect.)Reid, 7-7-09Speaking of new toys, he tried out a “Johnny Jumper” for the first time last week, which was a gift from his friend Charlie.  He was so funny in it!  Reid's first time in the Jumper, 7-7-09 He had his first laugh for Daddy on June 27.  It was just a little chuckle, but even so, it was awesome!  Then the following week, he laughed for me the first time at momma & me yoga. We expect much more laughter in our lives as he grows! Reid & Daddy, 7-5-09He’s becoming more and more verbal and squeaky and will “respond” to our coos back at him.  He really seems to like making noises and communicating with us.

Reid in his Bumbo seat watching us eat lunch, 7-9-09Our friends describe him as “mellow” because when there is a lot going on he is content to be held, or lay on a blanket and look around.  What they may not see are the other times he’d prefer to stand, kick his legs and squeal!Reid & Momma after a swimming date, 7-9-09 We have taken him swimming a few times and he is always very calm.  This last weekend when he was in a pool he splashed around and kicked his legs for the first time.  During his next bath he kicked his legs and had fun playing with the water.  Baths are going to get much wetter!

He’s close to rolling over, but hasn’t yet!

Reid & Ethan, 7-9-09He’s quite the socialite (without much choice since he goes where his momma goes!) and has made friends with lots of other babies, like Ethan, Ava, Raquel, Cabo, Wyatt, Brady, the twins Sophia and Jacob, and Charlie (I need a photo with Charlie!!), not to mention his cousins Avery, Annabelle, Carson and Madi.

Likes:  he still loves being outside, although it is so much harder since it is so hot in Austin!  Reid also loves singing – luckily he doesn’t know that we can’t carry a tune, yet.

Dislikes:  going to sleep when he’s over-tired (which reminds me of his daddy!)  He also doesn’t like when he wakes up in his carseat and Momma is in the front seat driving.  Poor guy gets so hot in there!

Nicknames:  “El Senor Albondiga,” which Mariana helped us translate into Spanish for “Mr. Meatball” (Jer), “Baby Love” (Jenny), “Buddy” (Jer), “Dude” (Jenny)Reid & Daddy, 7-11-09Sleep Habits:  he’s still sleeping 7-9 hours at night, which is awesome.  He’ll often fall asleep sucking his thumb and laying on his side.  By the morning or end of his nap, he’s often laying in the opposite end of the crib from where we put him!

Reid in a Few Words:  Happy, loved…morning person!


Anonymous said...

I miss him so much! He is growing and developing so quickly.....so different from the newborn Papa and I left in April. Can't wait to give Reid some Ammy love in person in September. Counting the days!
Love you all!

stephanie said...

He is too stinkin cute! I love him so much. Can't wait to see you on Friday!

Amanda said...

He looks like happy boy Reid! I've never been a morning person, but having sweet kiddos happy makes it hard to be a grump ;)
You're right it's the best way to wake up!
Hugs and Kisses to all!