Tuesday, August 14, 2007

9 Months!

Ella had her 9 month check-up today. Her current stats are 18 lbs./14 oz. and 26 1/2 inches long. Because of Ella's reflux, the doctor seemed a little concerned that her growth seems to be tapering off (at 6 months, she was in the 75th percentile for weight and height; now she is a little below average). I'm not too worried about it as this point...she does spit up quite a bit but it seems to go in spurts and I think she's still getting the vast majority of the nutrients. The doctor did suggest adding cereal to her bottles. Has anyone else tried this?? We go back in a month to check her weight and height again.

Our little pumpkin is also a little under the weather right now which is just sad to watch. She has some sort of stomach bug and she's really worn out but very cuddly. Last night she slept in our bed between us for the first time in her little life. Dylan used to snuggle with us all the time when he was a baby, but we've never done it with her because she usually prefers her own space. It was a precious moment though, and I try to make a mental note of those moments because I know they grow up all too fast.


  1. What a cutie! Hope she starts to feel better soon!

  2. poor thing! hope she gets past the bug quickly! it must be hard since she can't really tell you how she feels. that's something i find frustrating when lucy's upset, i wish she could talk!

    did you mean 18 lbs 14 oz? probably... hey, even if it's a low percentile, i wouldn't worry about it. my friend's baby was only 16 pounds at 15 months old and she's perfectly fine! there we were with our (then) 4 month old who was the same size... so we had the 2 extremes going on... charts shmarts.

    i bet you're excited for the spitting to stop. it must eventually, right? i'd go ahead and add (rice?) cereal to her bottle - it's not going to hurt anything to at least try it. i know of lots of people that did it and it worked, so it's worth a shot.


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