Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Reed is 1-Month Old!

In what has become my true blogging form, I'm horribly late in posting about our newest addition - Reed Alexander Lang, who was born on Monday, April 11 at 10:35 p.m.!  He is now a little over one month old and Jeff and I are in shock at both the speed with which the first month has passed, as well as how much our sweet boy has grown in that time.  Born at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and 21 1/2 inches long, Reed weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces at his 1-month check-up and was 22 1/2 inches long (90th percentile for height!).  He seems to add another chin every day and his little chicken legs are finally starting to show some adorable rolls. 

Some other special things about Reed in his first month:
  •  He makes an extraordinary number of different sounds (even his pediatrician called him "expressive"!), but his most regular one sounds like a goat.
  • He's an excellent tracker and likes to follow both toys and Mommy and Daddy with his dark blue eyes.
  • He loves bath time!
  • He's an excellent sleeper and has even given his parents a few nights of 4-5 hours of consecutive rest.
  • His favorite nap location (other than someone's lap) is the papasan cradle swing.
  • He's a very strong little boy - not only did he vanquish a fairly large pneumothorax after birth, but he's already a pro at lifting his head and can go several seconds a time without his neck being supported (although our hands are always nearby for immediate support if needed!).
  • Although born with a full head of hair, he lost the top portion at around four weeks, making him look like a little old man.
Since I missed the boat on posting his actual arrival and first few weeks, I'll try to add them in the next few days, just so we can have a record of his birth story for posterity!  In the meantime, here's Reed at one month!

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