Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Status Update: Advanced

Welp. Baby girl is nine months old now. Where is this year going? It felt so surreal putting up Christmas decorations. I can't believe its December tomorrow.

Anyways, miss A had her nine month appointment and she is growing & developing wonderfully.

Here's her nine month stats compared to her six month:

Six month appointment (8/29):
Weight: 16 lbs 12 oz (62%)
Height: 25 1/2 inches (37%)
Head circumference: 17.13 inches (76%)

Nine month appointment (11/30):
Weight: 19 lbs 10.3 oz (61%)
Height: 28 inches (61%)
Head circumference: 17.75 inches (78%)

As you see she has had a steady increase in weight & head circumference. Her height has thankfully caught up. She went through a big growth spurt after six months.

While we were at the appointment our doctor observed her and said she was advanced. Not sure what that means at this age, but its nice to.hear. He seemed impressed by her social & fine motor skills.

She can do the following:
Feed herself (Pincher grasp)
Pick up small items
Turn pages
Remember where we are in a book
Use a straw/cup
Wave bye
Blow a kiss (sometimes)
Understand "no"
Signs: all done, (sometimes: milk, more, up, eat.)
Says/parrots words:
Mama, Dadda, bye-bye, bath, ball, up, cat and some others that I haven't figured out. (Most of these are not completely articulated, but we are getting there.)

Gross motor skills:
Roll to get places
Sit like a boss
Go from sitting to hands and knees & back again
Army crawled (three times and hasn't since)
Pulling up on EVERYTHING!
Reaching and getting into anything close

I'm probably missing something, but I think I've gotten most of them.

We did have to sleep train and she did so well. It was rough at first, but once we figured out what worked.for her/us it was great.

She is such a fun kid and I count everyday as a blessing. I am so grateful that God chose me to be her momma. She is a beautiful soul. I am thoroughly enjoying watching her grow up. :)