|Look at that arm strength. Matt's teaching her how to do push ups.|
We had our 9 month check-up today. Madelyn is 20lbs, 10 oz (81%) and 28" tall (67%). Her head is still huge (99%). We (again) had the doctor request to re-measure because it is unusually large. I tried to explain it's always been big (99% when born) and not to order that CT scan. I'm not joking. Our new doc was concerned at first. I'm pretty sure that does not mean she has too much fluid in her head. But that she's going to be the valedictorian one day.
|How can you resist that smile?|
The most important milestone is...we are SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!! Yes, that fully deserves all caps. It only took 9 months. Nine. I still wake up several times and check on her, but having a full nights sleep...it took me awhile to remember what that was. She's gotten on quite a beautiful schedule of going down about 7-7:30pm and waking up between 7-7:30am. About 5am she wakes up and I nurse her and she'll sleep for a couple more hours. I'm praying this sticks around. I'm guessing she likes her bedroom of a closet. I guess we could have bought a smaller house.
|This picture cracked me up. Are we already posing for senior pictures?|
...tilt that chin a little more to the right...
|Everything ends up in my mouth. I mean everything. Yum.|
My growing babe loves to eat! Goodness, that was probably the biggest topic I discussed with our new pediatrician. I don't want to over feed her (since she is on the larger end for her age), but apparently that's kinda hard to do at this age. So I'm not too worried. She nurses every 3-4 hours during the day still (about 5-6 times total) and eats some veggies, fruit and/or meat at lunch and dinner. And then devours those little Gerber puffs whenever I need to get something done in the kitchen. I love that she is starting to feed herself.
She still has only those two bottom teeth. Though I'm convinced more are coming in. She is still such a happy little girl. Steals the attention of any and everyone who walks by her. I've met more people through her smiles than ever in my life. And she loves to talk. Socialization is not something I'm worried about with her. I'm thankful for that!
Goodness, I love her.