Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Week 40 - February 24 - March 2, 2011 - 39 Weeks Old

I am 9 months old this week!  It's been a big week for me.  I went to visit Dr. P to have my 9 month checkup and she said I'm doing just fantastic!  I am a BIG girl, weighing 20.02 pounds (75%), I'm 28" long (75%), and I have my Mommy's little head (17cm circumference - 25%).  All those measurements are on a typical scale...on the DS scale, I'm close to 100% or over!  Guess that proves that this girl likes to eat!  I demonstrated my fancy sitting up skills on Dr. P's table and also demonstrated my "urping" skills to her (all over her actually)...Mommy doesn't think she liked that very much!  Also, did you know they have PAPER on those tables?  And it is LOUD...AND fun to play with!  I pretty much destroyed it, but had a great time doing it!  I did have to have one shot and have some blood drawn, but Nurse Amy was SOOOO good, I didn't even cry at all for either one!

I got to play with some new toys this week...they are some that Gramma Ward brought me when she came to visit last month.  Mommy says they're not "new," as she and Uncle Kevin used to play with them when they were little!  Mommy says I have to be supervised at all times with these toys because she's pretty sure they don't pass today's safety standards.  But I do have to say that I love them.  They make a LOT of noise (which is a good thing) and I can play my own music with them!

There were some big things that happened at school this week too.  Mommy and Daddy met with Ms. Audrey and started talking about my pre-transition out of Ms. Audrey's classroom into the Toddler room!  I *really* don't want to leave Ms. Audrey, but typically my classmates go down the hall to the big kids room at about one year old.  It looks like I'll probably go a little after that, but not too far after, so there are some things I have to do before I move:
  • I have to be able to feed myself.  - CHECK!
  • I have to be able to drink from a sippy cup.  -  In Progress
  • I have to be able to have only one nap a day.  -  This seems cruel and unusal - taking away naps!?
  • I have to be able to sleep on a cot rather than in a crib.  - I started this on Tuesday.  Ms. Audrey says I'm a natural! :)
  • I have to be semi-mobile.  - CHECK!  (Though I can't crawl forward just yet, I am climbing up on things and am a WHIZ at that backward crawl, scooch and roll!)
So...I guess that means in few months I'll leave Ms. Audrey and move on...thank goodness she'll be just down the hall and hopefully my new brother or sister will be in her classroom, so I'll still get to see her!

I met with Ms. Colleen this week too.  She was really impressed by my sitting up skills.  We still have a lot to work on for crawling and I still have to do bendy leg exercises, but overall, she says I'm doing really well.  Mommy was concerned that maybe we should start speech therapy now, based on some comments made by Dr. P, but Ms. Colleen and Ms. Audrey both said they thought I was verbalizing just fine (in my own way!) and Mommy shouldn't worry just yet!  So, we're going to continue to focus on the OT work for now.

This coming week, we're heading to VEGAS, Baby!  We're going to meet Uncles Kevin and Tommy and Grammy Chris and Grampa Ward there...I hear there will be some interesting things to see...I'll report more when we get back!  Have a GREAT week! :)


  1. what a busy BIG girl...Kaetlyn you amaze me!! taking away naps really is not nice and should be re-evaluated...new toys taste the BEST!! you rock..smiles

  2. I have to tell you Kaetlyn that it's good to see a baby that can compare to my Austin. Most babies are so small that he seems like a giant next to them (he's 19.5lbs @ almost 8 months)So I'm glad to see that there really are other "healthy sized" babies out there;) AND WOW how did I miss that you were getting a new sibling? YAY for you!!