Avery had her 9 month check up yesterday. It was the first doctor's appointment I've not been to since she was born. And it made me sad. But, Jason is Avery's parent too, so sometimes, I won't be able to do everything, especially with two parents working full time jobs.
Avery weights 22.9 pounds. 95th percentile. She is a little chunk, I tell ya.
She is 27 inches long, 75th percentile.
She is currently wearing size 4 diapers and 12 month clothes.
She crawls everywhere, talks, and loves to watch TV. Especially Elmo.
She loves to mimic you. I will have to get a video of her copying us. Mainly just noises, although she is really trying to figure out clapping, high fives, and waves.
She sleeps about 10 - 11 hours a night uninterupted.
She is currently trying to use a sippy cup, and she is starting to eat alot of big people food. Within the next few months, she will only be drinking milk...NO FORMULA. My wallet will say, "AAAAAHHHH...."
She is getting two more teeth, her back molars. That makes 10.
She is such a smiley baby. She smiles, constantly. And she loves to give you kisses, even if it is her leaning at your face with her mouth open. You just hope the slobber hits somewhere around your cheek and not in your eye or directly in your mouth. :-)
She loves to pat me on the arm. I don't really know what that's all about, but she does it all the time.
Oh, and any other moms come across a phase where your kids hated you putting on their clothes? It's not that she doesn't want to wear clothes, she just hates the physical act of me putting her head through the neck hole and her arms in the sleeves. I mean, hates it. The other day she had a fit so hard, my mom had to blow in her face to get her to breathe. So weird.
She's got green eyes and brownish blonde hair that lays in no discernable direction but any way it pleases. Even when I try to comb it after she gets out of the bath, it has callicks everywhere and just ends up sticking up all over.
When she is eating in her high chair, she will lay her right hand off the side of the chair so the dogs can lick her hand. Uh oh.
We are beginning to think she is lefthanded, as she eats and does most things with her left hand. Jason and Jordan are both left handed, so we will see...
She loves to throw things on the floor just so we can pick them up. It's so hard as a parent not to start bad habits, but if you look at her when she picks something up, and say, "Don't you do it! Don't you do it!" She will throw it down and laugh with delight. You could do this forever and she just shrieks with laughter. I don't see this being so cute in about 6 months.
She loves to play peek a boo.
She loves to stick her tongue out.
She is a great restaurant companion. She never cries, or fusses, and she loves to people watch. It's very pleasant taking her out to eat!
She is just a joy, everyday!!!