My Renovation Blog

Thursday, July 8, 2010

9 Months Old

Ella is 9 months old today!  She also had her 9 month well visit today (which also included 2 shots).  Her stats are as follows:

Height: 28 inches (70th percentile, although online says 74th percentile, and it's 85th percentile adjusted...I'm telling you, we have a super model on our hands!)
Weight: 19 pounds (55th percentile)
Head: 43.5 cm (40th percentile)

Dr. Abelowitz was so happy with her progress, and he said she is perfectly proportioned!  At least one of us is. ;)

She is eating four 6 oz. bottles a day.  She eats oatmeal at 8:00 a.m., an entire Gerber puree at 12 p.m. and another puree (about 1/2 container) at about 4:30 p.m.  She isn't really into finger foods, but we're trying.  She will eat puffs, but she hasn't quite mastered the pincer grip yet.  When I try bananas, she smooshes them in her hand, drops them and laughs as Rylee eats them.  The doctor said to try cheese and pasta, but I'm soooo scared of her choking!  She LOVES her purees...I swear I'm going to have a 5 year old eating all pureed food!  We are giving her water in her sippy cup once in a while- she is a champ at holding it while laying down but again hasn't mastered drinking from it while sitting up.  Sometimes she does but more often she sips it backwards or chews on the handles.

She is in a size 3 diaper and 6-12 month clothes.  She can wear 9 month size or 12 month size, but 6 month size is pushing it.  I'm starting to buy all 12 month or 12-18 month since she is getting so big!

She is babbling, screeching and yelling up a storm!  She's rarely quiet except when we aren't at home, when she becomes very observant and serious.  Rylee can still make her crack up by just walking by, but she is often quite serious.
 She has become VERY independent (where did she get that from?)...she will let you know when she doesn't like something or when she's bored, and you can forget about cuddling with her- she'll push off your chest when you're holding her until she is facing forward to see everything around her!  I think she is going to be quite a handful...and I can't wait!  I have met my match!

She started waving (at herself) recently and does it all the time!  For some reason, she was in a very good mood at the doctor's office and would not stop waving and 'talking' to Abelowitz...maybe she was flirting...he is good looking! ;)  I think she's going to be boy crazy (again, where does she get this stuff from?)...she loves the boys!  We were at Crate and Barrel the other day, and she was going gaga over a cute little 7 month old boy.

She still army crawls (very quickly) with one arm bent and one arm straight out.  She loves getting around this way and even though she gets on all fours and rocks, she doesn't seem at all interested in crawling that way...she did take a couple 'steps' backwards this morning, but then went immediately down to her army crawl again.  This week she started being able to get herself up into a sitting position by herself.

She is really our everything, and I just cannot resist this gorgeous face...


  1. She is too cute! You do the best job on outfits.

  2. What a cutie T! Can't wait to see you girls next Saturday :)