Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bring on the packzis!

Jenavieve had her 9 month doctor's appointment today. She was 16.5lbs (7th%) and 28 1/2 inches long (74%) So, tall and skinny. We knew that, we've had to start buying 12 month pants for the length and filling them out with multiple onesies so they don't fall down.

But the doctor is a little concerned that she's still so small (even though she's always been under 10% and in her birthfamily, 3 generations up are all petite...) anyway, she wants her eating organic butter and olive oil every day, as well as more fish for the omega-3 fatty acids. We're also going to try to get her to eat more formula per day by offering her a 2 oz bottle every 2 hours instead of doing 4 oz every 3 hours (through the night since she started crawling!) to fill her up so she can be more full and start sleeping through the night. I chuckled when the doctor asked if she had any texture or taste issues with food. She has overcome her hatred of potatoes and mashed potatoes are one of her favorites. She grabs a fistfull of it and squishes it into her mouth :) She now eats and likes everything she's tried, from spicy curry to oatmeal with apples, ginger, and cinnamon, to quinoa with peas and cottage cheese.

She's also working on at least one tooth, we can feel the top left one, it hasn't broken through yet though, and she's been rubbing the bottom gum next to her right tooth a lot. Teething makes her really stuffy, which doesn't help her sleep either.

Other milestones of late have been clapping (sometimes while saying yay!), walking while holding our hands or the couch, and she's been working this week on pulling herself up to standing.

I'm not on the computer that has all the pictures since we're in the living room watching the olympics, so I guess that's it for this post!

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