Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ZJ is 5 months old!


ZJ is a very happy and easy baby. She is content to lay on her tummy or back and watch what is going on. She still is not rolling (not sure what went on last month because I haven't even see her try this month). So she lays on the counter while I make dinner or the table while we eat and it makes things much easier. She still hates her bouncy seat though. She still only laughs when being tickled and even then it is a strange not quite laugh yet. She is content to hang out and suck her thumb...the left of course...just like her brother (and father did!!!). She is doing much better with car rides, probably largely due to the thumb sucking also. She likes to randomly spit loudly and constantly drools.

Her eyes are still a bluish grey but I think the middles might be turning more hazel. She has a natural mohawk. Her hair is very short and flat on the sides but longer and standing straight up in the middle. Her hairdo works together with her wardrobe of her brother's baby clothes to have everyone always asking me about "him" rather than "her" when we are out.

She takes 2-3 naps a day. Her schedule varies a bit because I can't always cater to her sleep times as I did with her brother. She generally takes an early morning nap and a longer one around noon and sometimes an afternoon nap if her earlier ones were cut short. On the days I take IJ to school she might fall asleep in the car and only sleep for 10 minutes instead of the hour+ she would have done at home and then shift her other naps around. She goes to sleep for the night at 7-8 pm and sleeps 11-12 hours usually. I usually wake her to eat around 10 pm and then she wakes me to eat anywhere between 2 and 4 am and then again around 6 am or so.

ZJ has been sick twice this month. She got a cold the day she turned 4 months old and now is sick since a few days before turning 5 months old. Both were colds from her brother.

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