We had to wait a little while to see the Doc today - but Kylie was in a great mood. The only time she fussed was when she needed her bottle - and who could blame her for that?
As no surprise to anyone - Doctor B pronounces Kylie as "Perfect - very advanced!" Doctor B said that Kylie used her hands in an advanced fashion (holding a tongue depressor - how can you tell???) and that she is interacting very well and picking up on social cues (like us adults laughing). Kylie now likes to drop things to see if someone will pick them up (over and over again) and she hates it when Hugh or I leave the room. I guess these are all great developmental milestones.
Kylie is 27.5 inches long (50th%), she weighs 18lbs, 12 oz (50th%) and her head is 45cm in circumfrance (95%)! Wow - She has a "double yellow" in that big head of hers too (just like her brother).
Wow! Time is flying. Kylie is 9 months old and is just precious. Kylie has a sweet little personality. She seems to always be smiling, even when her loving big sister Kate is "hugging" (read: smothering) her. She still has blue eyes - so MAYBE I have a chance for one of the kids to have my color eyes vs. Hugh's. I see her light brown hair may starting to have curls - but time will tell.
Kylie is now crawling FAST all over the house - and seems to find me no matter what room I escaped to. With all of that crawling and sitting up, her bald spot on the back of her head is fully grown in. Today - she even pulled all the way up to her feet (vs up to her knees). Before you know it - she'll be cruising and walking. Thank goodness that the house is child-proofed already. I seem to remember that being a lot of work last time!
She is still napping twice a day, but it's hard for her to take her morning nap. When she realizes that Kate and Connor are still awake - she doesn't want to go down at all. She has her bottle 4 times a day (7:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 7pm) - but she's also eating a ton of "real food too". She now has 8 teeth (4 upper and 4 lower). I've been making homemade baby food again - so she loves peaches, pears, applesauce, peas, green beans - and of course - CHEERIOS.
Kylie is 8 months old now. I must have waited till too late tonight to take her "monthly birthday" pictures - because it was soooo hard to get a smile out of this little tyke.
Kylie is doing great. She loves music and loves flapping her legs (wildly) up and down to the beat of music. I might just end up calling her thumper! We've had to drop the mattress int he crib down quite a bit since she is moving around a lot more.
She has a few favorite toys - but it's hard to keep Kate or Connor from stealing them from her. I typically try to keep her most prized toys in the crib with her when she is awake (so they can't be confiscated by a fast two and a half year old). Kylie loves her stuffed bunny, her stuffed little lamb, and especially an old car that the twins had that plays the song "Won't You Take Me to Funky Town?" (by the band Lipps if you must know).
Bit still, the biggest entertainment for Kylie is bouncing her on your knee and singing "Here comes Kylie riding in to town, here comes Kylie don't fall down, here comes Kylie riding in to town, here comes Kylie - - OOPS - - fall down." A close second is the Noble Duke of York song. But truly - she just loves being held and snuggled.
Kylie is 7 months old now and finally sitting up on her own. That makes her so much happier - as now she can see everything going on - rather than just staring at the ceiling all day long! She hasn't really tried to crawl yet - but I think she is getting close.
I can see that she looks more and more like Connor did at this age. She has his shaped eyes and his coloring. Wonder if she'll get his hair? All I know is that for now, Kylie has a bald spot on the back of her head from lying down these fast few months. Can't wait for that to go away.
She is wearing size 3 diapers and she eats and sleeps really well. She has 6 teeth and they are SHARP if you get in her way.
This morning - Kylie tried mashed bananas. I figured while the kids were eating Easter treats, Kylie should have something fun too. She LOVED it and actually coo'd over the banana. Fun!
Meanwhile, the kids had great fun with their baskets. We waited until after breakfast was finished, since we realized that they would probably only be eating "junk" the rest of the day (and we were right).
Yes - there was some candy. We HAD to have a chocolate Easter bunny so they could learn to bite the ears off first. But beyond that, we had animal crackers inside the eggs, and some jelly beans for sweets.
The Easter bunny also threw in some special socks (Dora for Kate, Spider Man for Connor), some sunglasses, some books and some stickers. Lot's of fun for the twins too.
I just love going to see Doctor B. She has a wonderful way of being so sweet with the babies, and so supportive of mom and Dad too. She confirmed yet again that Kylie is simply perfect and that her parents have the perfect recipe for raising children. How kiss up is that? Regardless - I'll take it.
Kylie is now 26 inches long (70%) and 16 lbs, 2 oz (60%). So - she is growing nicely along the growth curves.
She also now has 2 more top teeth coming through - for a total of 6 teeth. I guess that's why Kate calls her a bunny rabbit (because of her big top 2 teeth),
I'm a new mid-life Momma who is very proud of her babies. On this blog, I'm trying to keep up with all of the activities and goings on - both major and minor.
As the youngest of five children, there weren't many pictures of me growing up (then again, there wasn't digital photography either). So - I'm over-compensating and over-documenting! Hope Connor, Kate and Kylie enjoy reading this blog about their early years (once they learn to read)!