J-5 Rogers Family

5.20.2009

Jilian Cate is 4 Months Old!

Jilian is 1/3 of the way to her first birthday, and her parents are 1/3 of the way to being a century old.
WOW - what a positive way to look at life there, Jessica!


4-Month Stats:
Weight: 13.0 lbs.
Length: 24.25 in.

She is officially our Petite Princess.
(These are my unofficial stats here at home. Her doctor's visit isn't until next Wednesday.)

She HAS doubled her birth weight and she HAS grown 5 inches, so she is getting bigger for sure.

To put those numbers into "Jessica" perspective...
Jaydon and Jacoby were 15 and 15.8 pounds, and 25.75 and 25 inches respectively at this age. All three of my kiddos were born at the same weight and length, so she is definitely growing more slowly. I just hope it continues this way. Isn't it funny how you WANT a girl to be petite, but you WANT a boy to be big!?
The way she is going, she will be built just like her Nina Jessenia - except hopefully with better skin and more muscular legs. Nina has a good height at 5'5'' and her "girls" are nicely sized. (Don't you just love how I call my sister out on my public blog?)

So what is Jili up to?

  • Rolling over from tummy to back is second nature now that she's been doing it for two months.

  • She has started rolling from back to tummy, but not with ease...yet. She will be there within the next week.

  • She loves to smile and coo and gurgle and make sounds and eye contact.

  • She is a mellow baby and SUCH a good little girl.

  • She loves to reach for the toys on her play mat and in her chair.

  • She and Ava have recently started having baby talk time, and it's so cute!

  • She loves to hear her Daddy's voice.

  • She loves to suck on her entire hand. She still refuses a pacifier and hasn't found that thumb - thank God!

  • She has a little doll that she absolutely adores and could hold for hours on end.

  • She has enjoyed her exersaucer for the past week. We just put her in it for the first time last week.

  • She had her first taste of oatmeal over the weekend...and LOVED it! She gets a bowl every night now, and chows down. (This is the FIRST child with whom we have waited until you are "supposed to" to start solids.)

  • She drinks four 6-oz. bottles per day plus her bowl of oatmeal.

  • She wears 3-6 month clothing (for the most part) and a size 2 diaper. (I already miss the larger quantity you get with the size 1's!)

  • She consistently sleeps through the night - 10-12 hours on average.
  • Her eyes are still light! SWEET SUCCESS! They are in the blue/green family, just depending on what she is wearing.

She is treated like a little princess, and her immediate family just can't get enough of her!

We love you, Jili.
Happy 4-month birthday!

Below you will find a cute video of Daddy and his little cheerleader. The sound quality isn't what I expected - it was much louder in person, but you'll get the point. I also tried to upload another video from last week, and found it was deleted off my camera accidentally. :(

The pictures were taken with my phone, so I apologize for the poor quality. You see, when I bought the phone, I was told that I was "upgrading from a tricycle to a Harley" and 'ole boy at Verizon wasn't lying about that! When they say "We have an app for that", they aren't kidding! (Okay, that's the iPhone line, but it works for my Blackberry Storm too!) I still haven't had time to mess with it to figure out half of the stuff, including the camera and video portion!

Oh - and I am now being told that she looks like me - especially in the middle - serious - picture. My family is having a hard time trying to decide who she looks like since both boys immediately looked like someone. Your thoughts?


I'll bet that you didn't know Jeremy was the voice of Elmo in his past life...neither did I! LMAO!



Tomorrow is the "official" start to Blog-O-Thon 2009, so stay tuned...

4 Comments:

Blogger Andi said...

That 1st picture of her is sooo good! Perfect smile and pose for the camera! Cute video, you can tell how much she and J1 adore each other! I can't tell yet who she looks like, I am always bad at that!

May 21, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Morgan Knecht said...

Aww, I am glad you are back. I have been waiting for a new blog. The pictures are so cute and that smile. Get ready!!

May 21, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love her cute shoes and the dress. The thingie on her hair is too much....She is sooo cute, looks so much like you when she smiles, fraking unbeliavable...
I also love the shot (latest) of Jacoby, he looks so much older.
How is Jaydon, Jeremy and my lovely daughter doing?

Muchos besos,
All my love,
Papi/Abuelo
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

May 21, 2009 at 7:06 PM  
Anonymous TIA Cookie said...

No Nina...Tia...I never called my godparents that so I feel weird being called that. Umm did you try and tell the same 12 people that read the blog ( (:) that my legs were not muscular? 'Cause I had very muscular toothpicks growing up. AND my ex tio used to do the Elmo voice when talking to Oscar...guess it's a werid guy thing.....my sobrinos are beautiful!

May 22, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

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