Another month down! I love growing up. There is so much fun stuff to see and do. I'm pulling myself up everywhere now. I am also as fast as lightening at this crawling thing. I can be sitting in the kitchen playing with spoons, pulling condiments out of the fridge or splashing in the water bowl, but if I see Monkey laying in the living room I can crawl over to him in seconds! I think it's trouble for Mommy and Daddy sometimes because they sure are telling me "NO" a lot (like when I grab the remote off the table, or I touch Daddy's electronics, or I try to crawl up the steps).
I also love eating by myself. I used to think food was gross and squishy and wet, but I finally realized how good real food tastes and I can't get enough. I love Spaghettios, mac and cheese, baked beans, chili (it can't be too spicy though!), chicken alfredo, veggies, pears, peaches, potato salad, potstickers- you get the idea. You name it, I like it! I'll just shovel it in. Sometimes eating can get messy, so Mommy and Daddy bought me a full-sleeved bib to try and keep me a little cleaner. I guess it works.
What other adventures happened this last month... Grandma Long had a big birthday that I got to celebrate, Mommy and Daddy went to NASCAR so I got to hang out with Grammy Anderson that day, I met my new friend Alexander- he was pretty boring and just slept the whole time, I got a stomach virus that made me sick everywhere for about a week, then I got a terrible ear infection that I had to get horrible shots for (3 in a week to be exact!), I played a lot outside on the pink blanket on the deck and bathtime is my favorite. All in all a pretty good month.
I did have a doctor's visit. My doctor, Dr. Rogers, is a pretty cool guy and he won some fancy award (see the article at the bottom of this newsletter), but that didn't stop him from giving me another shot! This one is supposed to keep me from getting the flu, so I guess that's okay. The nurse kept prodding me with all kinds of devices and said something about how she couldn't believe how aware I was at nine months; all I wanted was for her to just leave me alone! I had a great appointment and everything looks perfect. Here are my stats:
Head Circumference- 18 inches (60th %)
Weight- 20.6 pounds (50th %)
Height- 28.5 inches (52nd %)
So perfectly average. I guess my head isn't as big as it looks!
I guess there is not much else for this month. See you again real soon!