Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Baby J is 5 Months!

One more month has flown by with Baby J.  She is much less of my snuggly little baby each day.  She is SO active.  Those little legs are always kicking, and she's constantly rolling.  She rolls from her back to her tummy and then lets out a little yell to let us know that she doesn't enjoy tummy time.  When she sits with E or me she loves to stand or sit up big to see the action. J at day care says Baby J just wants to be with the big kids.  We've gotten out our exersaucer and borrowed a door jumper so Baby J can really be our little jumping bean (as we like to call her). 
She still has such a happy, easy going personality.  She is so very, very smiley.  I love seeing those happy smiles, especially early in the morning and when I pick her up from day care.  We have seen a few pouty looks come out recently, and you can see her serious face in the picture below, but there aren't too many crying faces, which makes everyone at our house happy.  She's really starting to "talk" to us this month, which is a lovely little sound.
I don't have any official stats on Baby J's height or weight this month, but I can say she's getting bigger all the time.  She's still fitting in most of her 6 month outfits, but they're starting to get a little tight, and a little short.  We moved to size 3 diapers for both day and night.  They're not that much smaller than Little A's (though I remember Little A stayed in the size 3 diapers for about a year, so I'm not too worried that my baby is turning in to a big girl).  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baby J is 4 Months Old!

Quick, before she reaches the 5 month mark, a few updates about my 4 month old, Baby J! First, the stats. At 4 months, Baby J was 14 pounds, 2 ounces! That's a big baby (81st percentile). She was 24.75 inches long and her head was 40.4 centimeters. She's in almost all 6 month clothes, but it seems like even some of those are getting to be too small. (Mommy says, slow down on the growing Baby J! SLOW DOWN!!)

Baby J is still just a sweet baby girl. Daddy and I love to see her big, gummy smiles. We also love how you try to "attack" us when we give you kisses. It's just the sweetest thing!! It's also pretty adorable to listen to you have little chats with yourself.

You had been trying to roll over for a few weeks, and right on your 4 month birthday you finally made it all the way over (and got that silly arm out of your way). We were all very proud of you getting your rollies. I think you're happy you can move a little bit. Her little legs are constantly kicking. Keeping socks and shoes on her is nearly impossible.

I should also mention a few of Baby J's nicknames. We call her just about everything but her full name. Some of our favorites are Jophajean (Little A), Jumping Bean, Phenom, JoJo Bean (Grandpa R), JJ (Papa), Smiley.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Toddler Time: Sorting Activity

Here's a really easy sorting activity I put together for Little A. Something similar was set up at our ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) class this winter, and I kept it in mind for a rainy day (or snowy, like it was this morning).

Fuzzy Craft Balls
Colored Paper
Cupcake Tin
I got rainbow colored fuzzy craft balls, and punched circles out of matching pieces of cardstock. I set the circles in the cupcake tins, and put the fuzzy craft balls in a bowl and put Little A to work. This kept her busy for a long time. I had 80 fuzzy craft balls, and after she got them all sorted, she asked for more! I call that success!!