Today I got an email titled "Seven Reasons Why Babies Cry" and in my true sarcastic fashion, the first thought I had was, "I could probably give you 700 reasons why babies cry!" Especially mine, who cries when she's tired, hungry, dirty, hurt, the moon isn't aligned properly, you take a piece of lint that she picked off the floor out of her mouth, she really wants that DVD she took out of the DVD player and WAAH YOU'RE A MEAN MOMMY FOR TAKING IT AWAY...among other reasons.
Then it dawned on me. 9 months ago, I would have read this email and bawled my eyes out...along with my wailing newborn. I brought Angelica home and the first few days my only thoughts were WHY IS THIS BABY CRYING?????? and HELPHELPHELPHELPHELPHELP.
I think this may be why second borns are more...laid back? Because their moms have already gone through this insanity.
I guess I've evolved quite a bit as a mother since those early days.
Also, Angelica has developed a love for soft things. I had a super soft blanket on the floor tonight and she kept crawling onto it, squealing with joy, and rolling around like mad on it.
March 6, 2009
So, the jellybean has now been an "outside baby" longer than she was an "inside baby". That's kind of weird to think about. For stats...we had her 9 month check-up on the 1st, and she weighed in at 17 pounds and is 28 inches tall. That's 50-75th percentile for height and 25th for weight...still my long, lean, baby machine! Other than an entire month of the family being sick (stomach virus, cold, then stomach virus) she is doing extremely well!
Let's see...what else is the little jellybean up to...she's still not quite walking full time yet. It's really funny actually, because she will take a few steps without thinking about it, but as soon as she realizes she's not holding on to anything, she sits down or grabs on. She can walk, she just doesn't realize it yet. Also, she now claps on demand. She started the clapping right before 8 months, but now if you say "clap clap" she claps. She also starts clapping if she sees or hears someone do it on television. She's also started on table foods and is really proficient at feeding herself.
In other news, we've got the urologist appointment next week to follow up on her kidney condition. She's been doing great, no other infectons or anything since the first one, so I'm thinking everything will be okay.
I'll add pictures later...I tried to do it now but Blogger isn't cooperating.