Tuesday, May 26, 2009

growing teeth

I know, the last post was about teeth - but now I have the adorable picture that shows all four teeth SO clearly that I just had to post again. She's also apparently working on more than these four...she chews on her fingers and drools constantly, and she's been pretty fussy. I guess we'll have to wait for the next ones to come in until we get our break. :-)

She also continues to get more and more confident about standing on her own - she "forgets" and lets go about 2-3 times a day now, and she keeps trying to stand up without help. She goes up on one knee and sort of bounces up and down...never gets anywhere though :-).

Monday, May 11, 2009


Judith now officially has four teeth - both center top teeth have broken through. We're extremely glad about that, and hope that it means she'll be less fussy for a while! I'm hoping, too, that she'll discover chewing, and start eating more "chunks" of food. I'm not looking forward to grinding up chicken.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

9 month checkup

(It's hard to believe Judith was nine months old on Saturday - it's gone so fast!)

This morning she had her nine month checkup. Dr. Wolfrey said she's doing "very well." She's 29" long (92nd percentile) and 17 lb 8 oz (45th percentile). (I have to say that once again she weighed much less than I thought she would - sometimes, when I'm lugging her around, I'm sure she weighs 25 lbs!) She's also "ahead" developmentally - waving, pointing, pulling herself up on things and cruising, and repeating sounds that we make are things that you'd "normally" see at 12 months, not 9.

For the first time she reacted quite negatively to the doctor's office experience, starting with the weighing - she screamed when Lance put her down on the scale. And then again when she had to be put on the table to be measured and examined. The doctor said 'she's exhibiting very normal "fear of strangers".' She had one shot - her final Hep B innoculation, but since she was already upset from being back on the table at the point, I'm not sure she even noticed the shot :-).