Monday, January 21, 2008

Lily at 9 (almost 10!) months AKA a post pretty much about how great she is

Lily went to the doctor on Saturday for her 9 month checkup. The stats:
  • Weight: a little over 16 lbs (25th percentile)
  • Height: 27 inches long (27th percentile)
  • Head circumference: didn't catch measurement, but it's in the 90th percentile
Overall, she is doing really well, and doc was very pleased with her progress. She has been doing all of the things she's supposed to (babbling, eating table food, crawling, pulling to a stand) for a couple of months now. He was very impressed that she is already drinking almost exclusively from a cup.

She amazes me every day. Despite that fact that she has no teeth, she eats like gangbusters. Sunday she ripped a piece off of pancake off a larger piece in order to eat it, which she's never done before, and she decided she *hearts* baby bananas (which I didn't even know existed).

She waves, says hi, bye-bye, and baby (pretty much interchangeably, without any real meaning). She likes to play the "give you something, you give it back to me" game, and she is obsessed with a little ride on / push car she got for Christmas. Oh, and a singing Pablo, from the Backya.rdigans, which actually is kind of cute..... the first 1000 times you hear him sing. But, she does love it beyond reason - she bounces and giggles and gives him big kisses. So I guess he stays.

She is really into pointing right now. I'm not sure if she's getting the idea that things have names or if she just really enjoys getting people to respond to her. She is learning things so fast and getting so big. It's hard to believe how far she's come. I'm so proud of her and I love to watch her figure things out right in front of me.

Despite that it I gotta admit it does bum me out just a little bit to have to pack away her little stuff... the last of the bottles went this weekend, which made me a little sad.

But, overall, it's a good time for now. A very good time. We'll see what next week (her semi-annual administrative review) brings.


Steph said...

Wow. All that? I thought the boy was doing well, but he's only got a month to get into all that (0: Not that there's any comparisons or anything! hahaha
No teeth yet? The boy has 2, but not interested in actually eating table foods. Puts them in his mouth, works them around, then spits them out anywhere from 1 to 60 minutes later. I swear he's got some kind of chipmunk pouch in his mouth somewhere....

Cookie's Mom said...

YAY pointing! You know, I read about pointing a while back, and the research says it's an excellent sign that shows complexity of thought. It means: "I see that and would like you to know that and see that too!" Wow, when you think about it that way, pointing at things is AMAZING! SO glad your baby girl is thriving - sounds like she is really, really happy. Her growth seems great - especially when you look back at how far she's come!

FosterMom said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. So good to hear that Lily is doing well. We just had Baby Girl weighed and measured, and she is still small for her age. At just shy of 12 months, she weighs 18 lbs. 6 oz. & is 27-1/8" tall. She is in 6/9 month clothes, occasionally in a 12 month shirt. Just a little peanut!