So it took four months until Zi’s blocked tear duct opened, subsequently clearing her skin on her left cheek. After months of massage and wiping, it’s normalized and cleared up. Thank You Lord. Next up to bat- excessive salivating. You know what that means. Ate Emma grew her first two teeth at 3.5 months. Aside from that, Zi’s reached the obvious milestones earlier than her sister. But one similarity? They both hated car rides and being on held like a baby- on their back. And one distinctive characteristic of Zi? Her garrulous nature and sociability. Still on right: Em’s joining Zi on the floor for tummy time. She loves to play with her little sister. It shoes, because Zi responds with smiles and laughter.
Here’s something from babycenter.com: 3 months Mastered Skills (most kids can do) • Recognizes your face and scent • Holds head steady • Visually tracks moving objects Emerging Skills (half of kids can do) • Squeals, gurgles, coos • Blows bubbles • Recognizes your voice • Does mini-pushup Advanced Skills (a few kids can do) • Rolls over, from tummy to back • Turns toward loud sounds • Can bring hands together, bats at toys So far, according to the charts, Zi’s accomplished all three tiers, even mastering rolling over from both sides, and picking up objects. Like her Ate Emma, she’s advanced. For complete chart, click here. We had her fourth month appointment today. She’s a likely candidate for eczema (poor girl), like Em, but everything else is healthy. She still has a closed tear duct on her left eye, but it seems like it’s getting a bit better. We also transferred to a new pediatrician, who happens to be our family doctor. We really like him and trust him, so every visit seems like a trip to a friend. Visiting him is also more efficient, since he’s not transferring us to another nurse for shots. He expounds on […]
Zi’s first laughter at 3 months, a day before her fourth month. We captured her third laughing session: Yay, babygirl, when you laugh, we laugh with you. Your joy is infectious!!!
She’s turning four months soon. You know what that means…let’s recap what happened when our little Zienne was three months. We started her on her exersaucer. She learned how to maneuver objects so she can pick them up. She learned how to bring things closer and push them away. She learned how to press buttons/tap objects to make noise. She learned how to salivate even more by blowing raspberries. She sticks her hands in her mouth a lot and puts little toys in her mouth to chew on them. She salivates a lot (hence the beginning of us having to make her wear more bibs). She mastered rolling over from her back to her tummy (at 2 months, she mastered rolling from her tummy to her back). What else?? oh! and YAY!!!! We heard her first laugh!!! Check out her videos! Ok, hellokitty, we’re ready for your four months, baby!! Tatay, Mamam, and Monkichi are all on tippytoes for your new tricks.
At 3 months, we let Zi try the exersaucer because she preferred standing up most of the time she was awake. She hated the bumbo or infant seat so we skipped it and let her stand. Within a week, she learned how to pick up various toys and press different buttons to make sounds, and turn the seat around to reach for an item. One of her favorite things to do is to pick up and make out with the turtle (as pictured)… The exersaucer pictured was the one we bought for Emma, and the same one that was passed down to Hong & Seph. So, this bad boy was one great investment. We bought it when Em turned four months, but Zi seems to be enjoying it at an earlier age.
So Zi, having just turned 3 months, tried on the Bumbo, an infant training seat. Although we never had to use one for Emma, having learned to independently sit at five months, I researched the seats and read the reviews from pediatricians. There were no 100% guarantees of the success of the seat so I tried it myself. I purchased the Bumbo because it received better reviews than other seats, but when I tried to see how Zi liked it, she received it with complaints. Even though it securely accomplished framing her tiny body, she just wasn’t having it! hahah Granted, I’m starting to accept that maybe it’s just the nature of my children that they don’t prefer anything better than being on their feet. I’m sure these pods are widely loved by other infants. I think mine like the excitement, perspective, and feeling by standing up. With this said, I returned the Bumbo and went to our trusted Exersaucer that we bought four years ago for Emma. True enough, Zi preferred the Exersaucer much better, playing in it much longer and being entertained with its sounds and toys. I believe the stimulation caught her attention much better. We […]
They look very similar with minor differences that make it distinct. They’re about the same age in the pictures. I tried to choose poses resembling each other.