Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rollin' & Clappin'

We have a roller! It's about rollin' time! Now that Reesey can roll she is a rolling fool! She will just roll back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. It's a wonder she doesn't get dizzy. 
She's happy to be on the move that's for sure.

I left Reese on the blanket, sitting up. I came back a few minutes later and she was here.

Oh. Back to the blanket.

Just kidding. Back to the carpet.

She's learned to clap too! 

Reese is also 9 months! Brian & I both went for her 9 month check up. Boy am I glad I wasn't by myself. There was literally blood, sweat and tears at this appointment. Ok, not sweat, but blood & tears for sure. Poor Peese, she was pretty miserable.

First there was a toe prick to check her iron levels. This didn't even phase her.

Then there was waiting while Brian & I asked a million and one questions.

Then there was the check up. Which turns out she has 2 nasty ear infections. Mother-of-the-year right here.

Then came a breathing treatment. Reese has had a pretty bad cough and terrible wheezing on and off for the past several months. We've taken her to the pediatrician and to the pulmonologist for this on several occasions. This week the cough is back. Dr. Goldberg suggested a breathing treatment to see if her cough improved. Oh dear God. The girl was a basket case.
 Crying, screaming, flailing. It was awful. I'm sure we scared away all of doctor's patients.

If that wasn't enough, she needed a shot. Thank goodness it was only one. The second the needle touched her leg she began screaming. Again. The girl doesn't lack for drama that's for sure.
As any good mom, I pick up my crying girl to comfort her. I look down at my dress and notice BRIGHT, RED BLOOD all over it. Super. Did I mention I was wearing  WHITE dress? Yeah. Even better.

By the way, every spot of blood came out. Thank you OxyClean! 

Seriously. In my almost 4 1/2 years as a parent and holding my kids over a dozen times after shots, I have never, not once, even seen a dribble of blood. Today, I wear white and the girl is oozing blood from her leg.
Good times at the pediatrician.

BUT. There is good news! I was able to circle 'yes' on 23 of 27 question on the developmental questionnaire! Yay, Reese! I've never gotten past the first question on the back. :)

AND loads of formula.

Now onto the stats...

Weight : 18lbs. 5 oz. - 41st percentile (on a 9 month scale, not 7 month!)
Height: 29 in - 91st percentile
Head: 44 cm - 51st percentile

While she 'caught' up to her 9 month peers in growth, developmentally not so much. She hasn't yet caught up in that department. Developmentally she is on track for a 7 month old, which is her adjusted age.

All in all she is on track.

My favorite part of Reese at 9 months... she can sit up in the bathtub! She absolutely loves taking a bath with Jaxon.
Bathing two kids at once is so much better than one at a time.

Love it.

1 comment:

Ami said...

I find those rolling pictures absolutely hysterical! (And your commentary was just as funny, I might add.) Way to go, Reese! Everything in your own time, right?