J-5 Rogers Family

2.20.2009

Jilian Is One Month Old!

It has officially been one month since we were graced with Jilian Cate Rogers' presence. She is really & truly a great baby. She reminds us of Jaydon with her laid back demeanor.

We feel like she weighs right at 9 lbs. Our home scale has a mind of its own, and will fluctuate with an adult's weight by up to 3 pounds, and with the kids by close to a pound. On average, she weighed 9 lbs. the couple of times I weighed her today. We all know about my 6 pound children, so she is gaining weight for sure. She will definitely be petite like her Tia (& Godmother) Jessenia - lucky her! :)
We will get some accurate numbers at her 2-month check-up.

Our only "issue" is the wiping of a girls bottom. Dear Lord...NOTHING like a boy! You can only wipe front to back, and very gently. We are used to our tough boy bottoms. LOL.

Jilian was diagnosed with acid reflux. She projectile vomits like a champ. We were given medicine to give her every 12 hours, and it has helped so much. I'm still not 100% satisfied, and I will be calling the doctor again this week. We changed her formula to the Enfamil Gentlease, but she is still spitting up quite frequently even with the medicine, so we may opt for soy. We shall see what they recommend.

She loves tummy time on the beautiful play mat that Grandma V bought her. (There is a picture of this below.) She is really holding her head up well considering she's only a month old.
She's a strong little lady, too! Last week, she got so pissy when I was trying to burp her that I laid her down on her tummy to see if she would burp on her own. She scrunched her little legs up and rolled herself over. I know it was a "fluke" roll over, but it cracked me up to see her tiny body fling itself over like that.
She also loves it when she can see her brothers and what they are doing.
We love to watch her sleep and smile when she dreams. What are you dreaming about, little girl? I know that in less than a couple of years, you'll be able to answer that question.

We look forward to the next few months of growing, Jili! :)
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Jaydon was chosen to read the announcements at his school on Thursday. I can't wait to go up there to hear him. It's only one sentence, but for a Kindergartner, that is plenty. We are so proud of him! I will get a sound bite and upload it next week.
I have attached a picture below of his weekly homework assignment. Aside from reading 20 minutes every night, he also has this weekly homework poem/assignment to do. Then he has to study his spelling words for his Thursday spelling tests. Y'all help me out - is that too much homework for a Kindergartner, or is that the norm these days? Your thoughts?

Jacoby and I had a good time this past week. Since Aba was in Vegas for her yearly Vegas show, I got to hang out with him & Jilian. He LOVES his swing. (Thank you Aunt Julie!) He is quite the ham and loves to explore too. He is definitely our unique child.

I started this blog on Friday, and it's now Saturday night. Does that show how busy I get?
Today, Andrea came over to take newborn pictures of Jilian. I cannot wait to see them. I saw a few, and they are AWESOME! She is becoming quite the photographer I must say...and I don't make a bad assistant. I will add the pictures to my blog just as soon as she gets them to me. (NO rush, Andi...seriously.)
Then Jeremy and I got to go out for a while. We each got a 1-hour massage with chocolate, roses, and champagne. Then we went to an early dinner at La Hacienda Ranch. After that, we walked off our dinner by going to Babies R Us to explore the world of double strollers. There are so many options and we just can't decide. The one we are leaning towards is $250...but it is definitely a necessity. The only drawback is that it weighs 40lbs. and it's a 'beotch' to lift. We are going to explore a few more days before we decide. After that, we went to Grapevine Mills and Jeremy bought 2 new shirts, 3 new ties, and a pair of pants for work at the Van Heusen store. They were having a 50-70% off sale, and he got all of that for exactly $100. We were quite stoked about that purchase considering the fact that if you go to Dillard's or Macy*s, that would have cost about $225.
We got to spend 4+ hours away, and it was very nice. Thanks to Jessenia for the massage gift card, and to both her & my mom for watching the kiddos so we could spend time together. If you'd hurry and have children Jessenia, I could return the favor. (NO pressure there lil' sis!)

Alright - that's it from here. Jaydon and Jacoby are sound asleep, and Jilian should be waking up for her feeding soon.

Y'all have a great week, and I'll talk to you later on...

LOVING his swing...

CHEESE!

Valentine's Day Fiesta

Homework Assignment

Handsome boy!


Tummy Time...


There is NOTHING cuter than a sleeping baby...

Daddy burping Jilian

Already fake smiling!

4 Comments:

Blogger Jill said...

no boob juice for Jil?????? Your pics are great. Try soy, Ian had to use it after I stopped breast feeding at 6 months. switched to regular at 10 months???

February 22, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger Andi said...

Very cute pics! I think that's a lot for kindergarten, but they seem to handle it okay. I know Ash's reading time suffers when we have to find time for violin as well. I'm glad you enjoyed you massages, that was a VERY nice gift from your sis! And the time alone for you and J1 was priceless, i'm sure!

February 22, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
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February 24, 2009 at 3:47 AM  
Blogger jgarvey said...

The picture of Jilian in the lavendar flowered one-piece outfit - did I give you that one? I had that for Sarah but now I can't remember if I passed it to you or not. The pictures of her are adorable. I also love the one of Jacoby in the swing. What a GREAT gift! Who got him that anyway... :) And...it does sound like Jaydon might have a bit too much homework for being in kindergarten - wow! Maddie doesn't have that much and she's in first. She has a weekly spelling test and then reading each night for 20 minutes.

February 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

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