Glorious nine months! Things are good in Fiona land. We had her 9 month check up today and she is great! She’s 19.01 lbs. (50%) and 28″ long (75%)….she’s getting longer and leaner everytime. The only issue is her little eye is always kind of weepy so we are being sent to an eye doctor to see if her tear duct might need to be opened a bit…which we understand to be a very common thing these days…it’s all the fashion you know =) When the Dr. came in Fiona was standing on the table holding onto the mirror jumping up and down and screeching at herself ….when she heard the dr.’s voice she stopped and turned and pointed at her and started “talking” to her. “Well, that answers about half of our questions” said the doc. =)
We could tell Fiona has been “slimming down” from the pants Greg’s mom bought her a month ago…when she first got them they fit her well but were a bit too long…now they are just right in length but they fall down around her bum…she is a very busy little girl and it’s taking all that baby pudge right off (though there is still plenty to squoosh on in the tub). It seems as though she could walk any day now…but i know sometimes it seems like they are so close and they could be months away…but she walks all over the house with her little walking toy and she’s been standing up more and more on her own. She really understands what we’re talking about now and follows our conversations well….the other day she started clapping so we started singing patty-cake to her and her arms went flying in the air for the (toss it in the air!) part of the song…that was the first real clear sign that she’s actually been paying attention all these months. WOW, communication…it’s so weird…finally i’ve started to become accustomed to this little foreign speaker in my midst…talking out loud to her but seemingly to myself…and now, low and behold, she understands!
she loves “wrestling” with her daddy on the couch…and her favorite toy right now is her “baby”….we may need to report fi to C.P.S. for the way she treats baby…there is a lot of biting and head banging and screaming in her ear while she slaps her head…not to mention the eye gouging she gets when you ask “where are babies eyes”….but i think it’s love just the same.
So all is good. What a difference 9 months makes. I swear the first 4 were like 9 years…and now this time is speeding by. We’re having so much fun with her. And now the real test; bring on the holidays!