J-5 Rogers Family


Jilian Cate: 5-Months

Doesn't that picture make you want to eat her up in all of her gumminess, orangeness, and ÜBER cuteness? It's okay, just be honest with yourself...that smile melts your heart, RIGHT?

I ♥ you, sweet ♀!

5-Month Stats:
Weight: 14.0 pounds
Length: 25.5 "ish" inches

It is just too hard to measure a squirmy girl when she is tired. Her weight is also an approximation since our home scale is not the best. We go in at 6-months for a check-up.
(I forgot to tell you that at her 4-month check, she was officially 13lbs. 4oz. She had gained 3+ pounds since the previous check at 2-months. She was also officially 24.5 inches.)

What is Jili up to at 5-months?
  • She LOVES to play with her doll, Pinky - pictured below. This is the same doll that she loved last month, but now the doll has a name. We don't know how Pinky got her name, but she is definitely Jili's favorite, and like the old AMEX slogan says: {We}"Don't leave home without it."
  • She is in love with her brothers - absolutely in love! She would prefer to see them than her mom & dad any day of the week. She is especially mesmerized by Jaydon. ...and quite honestly, he is mesmerized by her, too.
  • She is rolling every which way she can. She also must be scooting on her back because she ends up way at the other end of the crib all turned around a lot!
  • She dislikes sitting up - on the floor or in the Bumbo. We are talking SERIOUS dislike here, folks. She is doing the whole "slumping over I'm almost sitting up" thing, but she doesn't like it. (I have come to the realization that it hurts her tummy and makes her spit up to sit up. She no longer does the Exorcist spit-ups, but being in the sitting position isn't fun for her, or her mom's carpet!)
  • Which leads to...she dislikes her tummy, too. The second we put her on it, she is rolled over. Again, we think it hurts her and makes her feel like throwing up. The only time she stays on her tummy is when she is going to bed for the night. It's funny because she won't sleep on her tummy for naps - it's like she knows it's nap time, and she won't be in her crib for long. She does wake up on her back or her side every morning though.
  • When she wakes up, she doesn't make a peep. She just looks around, plays with her feet or hands, or lays there quietly until I come get her. God bless my sweet girl! (Honestly, I've never had issues with any of the kiddos with sleeping, or when they wake up.)
  • She loves to be in her exersaucer or just laying down flat, playing with toys.
  • She is such a sweet baby. When she goes to play with a toy or grab something, it's always done with such gentleness. I thought it was just because she was a girl, but it's not. She is just THAT gentle!
  • She is in a Size 2 Pampers Swaddler. Although we think she may be needing to move to a Size 3 or the 2-3...not because she is too big for the 2's, but she is quite the urinator ←is that a word?. She has a seriously full diaper every 1-2 hours....full, full, full. I have never seen a child go tee-tee that much. At night, she does fine, but during the day...God Bless!
  • Most of her clothes are in the 6-9 month range. 3-6 month outfits still fit nicely though. All of her Wal-Mart outfits (one of which is pictured above) are 12 months in size.
  • She is still drinking 24oz. of milk plus eating a bowl of cereal (2 more ozs. of milk here) in the morning, and a #1 veggie in the evenings. (At this age, both boys were chowing down about 9 (yes, 9!) #2 jars per day, plus a good 18-24 ozs. of milk! Such a difference!) We have yet to introduce any fruits, or anything else...sheer laziness on my behalf really.
  • She is on the exact same sleep schedule as Jacoby...12 hours at night, (8:30-8:30) plus a 3 hour nap (12:30-3:30) daily. She occasionally takes another 1+ hour nap in the early evenings. It's so weird to me that she is sleeping the same amount as Jacoby, but it's also a good break for me during the day. She is thriving, so I'm not worried.
  • The only time she cries is when her teeth bother her. The poor thing screams and sticks her entire hand in her mouth. I swear she has had the same two bottom teeth "stuck" for the past month. They just aren't coming in, but I can feel them for sure.
  • ...and guess what? Her eyes are still light!? We don't even know what color they are anymore, but they still aren't brown, so I'm pretty happy about that!

    We love you, Princess Jili Cakes!
I just had to share Jilian's first doll with you!
Stay tuned for a buttload of pictures on tomorrow's post...


Blogger Andi said...

VERY cute pictures! Sounds like she's growing and thriving VERY well! I'm happy for you that she is such a good baby! Tell J1 Happy Father's Day for me!

June 21, 2009 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Jili. Keep hitting those milestones. You are such a cutie. :) J

June 21, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Tia Cookie said...

You forgot to mention how much she loves her Tia!

June 22, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

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