Saturday, November 27, 2010

After 6 Months The Trial Run of Three is Complete

Josephine is six months old today.

JoJo is the smiler in the family - her jaw seems to be unhinged as she flashes big grins at everyone in her world.

She spends a lot of time in the high chair. Not really because she is a great eater but because we have her join Ned and Penny for meals and snacks - and my goodness 3 meals and 2 snacks mean a lot of time for the Esq kids in their highchairs.

She sleeps through the night sometimes and is sometimes a decent napper. For all my crazy nap and sleep training of Ned and Penny I'm perfectly happy giving her a bottle whenever she wants one - at 2 am or 5 am - if that means we have a quiet household until about 7 am.

Josephine is working on sitting up but if you even think about putting her on her stomach she won't let you hear the end of it. Core muscles? Those are for other babies. We give her reflux meds twice a day that she hates but all is forgiven quickly. She rolls up onto her side but never over.

Those blue eyes seem to be here to stay - making her unique among the Esq kids. I see bits of Penny in her mouth but she looks mostly like her big brother Ned.

Penny happily brings Josephine toys and burp clothes and diapers and will occasionally kiss her.

Ned will also give her a kiss upon request but generally prefers to try to chase down our cat Scotia to kiss her.

We play fast and loose with Josie's naps and solid feeding schedules to accommodate Ned and Penny but she is pretty much willing to go with the flow.

We can't quite settle on a nickname. Husband calls her Josie and the kids call her Josie or JoJo and I call her JoJo.

Josephine doesn't laugh very much but she is easy to soothe. She doesn't even mind watching Curious George with her siblings.

I think she is going to fit in nicely with the rest of the Esqs.


Marcia (123 blog) said...

She is the spitting image of Ned! Love all the smiles - I think you deserve an easygoing baby to ease it out after having twins, don't you think?

The other kids are so big, it's unreal.

But mostly, WHERE have the last 6 months gone?!

Anonymous said...

She does look a lot like Neddy Bear. I also love that her hair is a throwback to when Ned had his all standing on end too!

ABS said...

What a little sweetie! Love the blue eyes.

H said...

I think I'm going to steal a couple of these pictures for my living room- adorable:) but even cuter in real life!

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful! Love the smile! Congrats to you Mommy Esq for the great job your doing!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! She is sooooo cute! That's a smile that can light up a room!