Friday, April 30, 2010


Jillian is now 4 months--time really flies! Jillian went in for her 4 month check today, and turns out Jillian is quite the chunky monkey! She weighed in at 15 pounds 9 ounces and 25.5 inches, which puts her at the 88th percentile for weight, and 90th percentile for height! We tell Joey practically every night at dinner that he better keep eating or else his sister will surpass him, and I think it may happen sooner rather than later! The doctor also said she looks very healthy and is doing really well. He commented on her strong trunk control and predicts she'll be sitting on her own by 6 months! We have been sitting her up a lot, but she can only sit unaided without toppling for a record of 12 seconds, but we have some time still! Jillian is so close to rolling completely over, she will roll on her side but not make the commitment to continue onto her tummy. I anticipate the last part of the roll to happen sometime soon though.

Jillian did fairly well with her shots. She cried more than both the boys, but I guess I'll give her a break being a girl (thank heaven for Motrin!), and the doctor commented on her behavior when he checked her ears--she tried pushing his hands away and complained a little and he told Jillian she was acting just like her brother Josh when getting his ears checked--he hated it! Josh was very patient with everything else, and barely ever cried with his shots, but hated having his ears messed with!

To give Joey a little credit in the weight department, he was born practically half of Jillian's weight and was a far reach from any growth curve, but he packed on the pounds fairly early on as well. Here are a few pictures of Joey (and one with Josh too!) at 4 months, and Jillian at 4 months. They sure know how to store the milk in their cheeks!
(Not sure why the one of Jillian showed up so small)

Here are some random pictures from the past week and a half.

And here is Jillian with Emma (almost 1 month!).


Crystal M. said...

Very cool!! Go Chunky Monkey!!

The kids got your gifts yesterday and I got your card thank you very much! They love it all!! Bailey and I watched the spongebob DVD today.
Thanks again,
Crystal, Eva and Bailey

Christy said...

Pleasantly plump...that's how we like them!! I now see the resemblance between her and Joey! Wow, is Emma ever happy?

Nonna and Grampa said...

Strong and healthy!! Way to go Jillian. Joey's keeping the lead at Portillo's...hat, fries and all.