Friday, May 21, 2010

9-Month Old: Two Teeth In!

9-Month Wellness Check-Up

Height: 28 inches
Weight: 17.15 lbs
Head Circumference: 44 cm

Evie's big toe was poked during her 9-month wellness check-up to draw blood samples for hemoglobin test. We thought she'd be surprised and will cry, but the poking didn't bother her at all. So brave of my little one. Her hemoglobin test result turned out great. The iron level in her blood is perfect.

8 to 9 Months Milestones
Teeth in - She was 8 months and 2 weeks when we noticed one tooth peeking in. Currently she's got 2 visible tiny teeth. Her drooling was unstoppable. She likes to feel her teeth with her tongue. Probably wondering what they are. She tries to bite cheerios using her teeth which looks funny.

Cruising faster and on one hand - It's amazing to watch her cruising from one furniture to another using both or just one of her hands—even does it while getting support from walls. Her speed has totally increase from when she was 7 months old. I can say that she has mastered this skill.

Throwing - One night her Dada was throwing a small ball against the wall while she watched with amusement and laughter. The next day, she was throwing her toys up on the air, down to the ground. She likes to do it more on the tiles because it makes noise.

Expression of dislike - When we give her something and she doesn't like it, she shoves it away with her hands and with insistence.

Drinking water/juice in a sippy cup - It's surprising to see how she can hold the sippy cup and tilt it the right way so she can drink. Her hand coordination works really well. It's what they say, "practice makes perfect."

Recognizes who is Mama/Dada - Unlike before where she just utter the words "Mama" or "Dada" without any meaning, this time, she utters it with definite purpose. She already knows that I am "Mama" and my husband is "Dada." Most of the time when she's in distress, she usually calls my name as if asking for comfort. She says or whispers "Dada" when she's happy or wants to play.

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