An 8 month update never got written so I’ve decided that the 9 month one must get written on the day of, or it might not happen either.
Laurel has been a busy girl in the past month (or two), and here is a glimpse at what she’s learned, how she’s grown, and other notable according to me information:
Official Stats-wise: height – 27 inches (32%tile), weight – 17 lbs 7 oz (26%tile), head circumference – 17 1/2 inches (65%tile); her jump from 18th to 26th percentile with her weight actually put a spike in her growth curve this time around. jilly was 21 lb 14 oz and nate 22 lb 2 oz at 9 months.
Eating-wise: We gave up nursing a couple weeks ago. She was fighting it, and I knew she was getting nowhere near the 24 oz she was suppose to get in a day. She now gets a combination of formula and stored milk to make it to somewhere between 20 and 24 oz a day. She is daily becoming less and less impressed with baby food. She normally still gets one fruit, one veggie, and half a meat each day, but she also self feeds normal food quite a bit which sometimes leads us to skip some baby food. Her pincer grasp is really good, and she’d rather feed herself than be fed.
Sleeping-wise: Takes 2 naps a day and sleeps from about 7pm – 6:30 or 7am
Teeth-wise: none in the past month, but got the bottom center 2 sometime between 7 and 8 months
Mobility-wise: She finally gave into crawling 3 days ago. She had perfected a system of roll-and-sit to get her self from here to there, but she seems to have finally given that up. She’s still slower at the crawling, but I know that will only last a few more days. She’s already getting into way more than she previously had!
New Skills-wise: We clap! Yay!
We wave (and sometimes pair it with saying “buh, buh”).
Slow! Our doctor said although it’s not always true, slower to grow hair tends to be curlier. We’ll see if she follows in her big sister’s footsteps. . .
I’m sure there’s more, but that’s enough for now.