We took Avery to her 9 month (almost 10 month) check-up on October 1st. She is growing, growing, growing! She is a petite little thing and has stayed consistently in the 3rd percentile for weight. Her head circumference and height are in the 35th percentile on the charts. The doctor said she's doing great and we're so thankful that she is getting over her first illness, a cold. She didn't run a fever over 101 and was in such good spirits. She did lose her appetite for 4 or 5 days from her cold, which made her lose a little weight during that time, but she's definitely back to her old self again now! Look out world, this is what Avery's been up to lately:
Crawling all over the place! She's learning to grab a hold of things and push herself up. She's not quite making it to a stand yet.
Clap, clap, clapping! Whenever she deems it appropriate (which is ALL THE TIME) she claps for herself! Oh, she picked up a toy? Clap, clap, clap! It's so cute and I must admit that I inadvertently taught her this when she was learning to eat by herself and when she was learning to crawl. Kids really are like sponges, they soak up everything!
She can say "duh-duh-duh" which we think means "dog". She is fascinated with Grace and Sebastian. Since Avery isn’t even close to saying “Sebastian”, we started calling Sebastian “Buddy”. And when she sees him, she says “Buh, buh, buh”. She also tries to say “Sage”, my mom and dad’s dog. "Sagie" loves to lay next to Avery and they roll the ball back and forth to eachother, with a little help of course. More often then not, whenever Avery sees Sagie, she says "g-g". Coincidence? I think not.
I hope to capture a few little clips of video of Avery "talking" and playing with her two favorite things, her yellow ball and her pinwheel. More to come soon...