Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Nine Month Checkup

First doctor's visit not requiring shots (though one year they return with a vengeance). Still perfectly healthy, and trending well on all the key stats.

Weight: 17lb 12oz (25-50%)
Height: 27 3/4" (50-75%)
Head Circumference: 17 1/4" (25-50%)

Mobility! Elora is now indisputably fully mobile. Crawls from hands and knees with ease, sit and roll as desired, and can reach just about any destination she desires. She can also pull herself up to standing, and follow a surface while standing (commonly known as 'cruising'). Strangely, she can only cruise to the left, so when she runs out of surface to cruise, she has to drop back to crawling to return to the right side of the surface
Food! Still not a single teeth, but she'll eat anything, from Cheerios, to avocado, to banana, or even small pieces of meat. Purees and baby foods are for suckers when there's grilled cheese to be had.

Standing. She can walk upright while supported, but has just started working on standing unassisted. She can stand for several seconds unsupported, and even got to a standing position on her own once.
Stairs. If there's a toy up a few stairs, she will climb them.

Elora now firmly embraces toys. Some of her favorites include the music play table, the bead necklace, and the kitty piano. However, she is keenly aware that the adults have the better toys, and will give up her meager possessions in an instant for a chance to get hold of any electronic device, from iPhones to TV remotes.

Cheerios are lame. Ribs are like pacifiers baked inside a meat cookie.
This toy box allows me to play at maximum efficiency.

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