As of yesterday, Natalie is nine months old. The basket pictures are getting harder to take. She’s crawling all over, trying to talk, and can point to the picture of the cat in her books when asked. She yells in frustration and indignation when we eat something without offering it to her. She eats with gusto and makes fabulous messes. She grins and laughs and charms random strangers on the metro.
Her official stats will be recorded next Tuesday. However, she had an appointment with an allergist this morning (persistent sneezing, snuffly nose, etc. + family history–they’re going to run some blood tests but aren’t overly concerned), so we have rough stats to report. 25 lbs (using the weigh mom and baby and subtract mom method) and just shy of 28 inches. She’s well off the growth charts in weight, but slipping percentiles in height. We’re a little concerned that this will cause the ped to get on our case about her weight next week. I’m starting to gather my retorts now. Any suggestions?
*Props to Art for the alliterative adjective assistance!