Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Check Ups

Gus refused to look at the camera at the same time as daddy. Naughty boy.

Lazy snow day on Monday! Even daddy worked from home.

Daddy makes a cozy recliner.

Cruising from toy box to couch.

I turn my head for one minute and Gus is sucking on an empty pop can...

Book before bed. One of his favorites: "Harry- I need you!"

We have had a few check ups this week. Gus went back to his eye doctor on Monday for a 3 month checkup to follow up on his bifocals. She was very positive and thinks that we are seeing good progress when he wears them. She and her nurses all assured us that his eye crossing without his glasses is completely normal for his condition, and as long as they are straight with his glasses on, progress is happening. His bifocal line on his glasses had to be raised a few millimeters to ensure he is using the bottom half of the lens as much as possible, but no prescription changes right now. He should get his new lenses soon, and does not have another check up for 6 months, in July. So, good news for Gus!

Hazel also had a checkup on Tuesday, her scheduled 9 month well baby check. Yes I said 9 months! Wow has this gone fast. She has lost a little weight since she started becoming more mobile since her last appointment 4 weeks ago. She now weighs in at just under 21 pounds (20#, 15 oz) for the 80%. Her height has jumped from 40% to 70%- she is 28 1/4 in. And her noggin is still large- 80% or a 17 3/4 in circumference. Since she had strep at her 6 month and was unable to get her immunizations then, she had quite the cocktail this time: 3 immunizations, the first round of the flu shot, and a finger prick/blood draw. She was NOT happy about 5 pokes- but she did as well as could be expected. She has a little cold and small temperature today, but otherwise is having no major reaction to the shots.

As far as a summary of what she can do at 9 months: Well, she now has 2 little bottom front teeth proudly emerging, she can crawl, she can cruise from toys and tables, she loves to put weight on her feet while hanging onto your hands, everything goes into her mouth, she still loves pacifiers, and she is very diva. Totally spoiled. She is sleeping in her own crib at night (finally!) and is eating food (bananas, cheese chunks, cheerios, many table foods, etc) more than taking bottles. She makes sounds, like "go dee go dee go dee go dee" and is rather selective with who gets to enjoy her smiles (daddy always does!). She loves her jumparoo, loves being held, and loves to have Gus make her smile (although he seems to be more interested in making her cry lately). Still no hair, and has huge baby blues. How I got two kids with the brightest blue eyes is beyond me!

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