Wednesday, July 16, 2008

9 Months

Rowan had her 9 month appointment yesterday, and everything looks great. We were able to reduce her acid reflux meds a bit, and her tongue/mouth isn't causing her any speech problems so far (yay). Here are her new numbers:

24 lbs 2 oz, 95th percentile -- the fact that she's not well over 25 lbs would surprise anyone who's picked her up lately. We can't explain it, but we're thrilled she's back on the charts w/ her weight.

28.5 inches, 75th percentile -- I've got some high six and seven footers in the family, and as I said to one of them the other day, I completely blame them for these huge babies we've got.

45 cm head circumference, 75th percentile -- again, after trying to put hats on her melon head I'm astonished it's this low.

Last night Rowan started to 'barrel roll'. I think she's given up on crawling for now, so when she's lying down she just rolls and rolls to get somewhere. We'll try to get it on video soon because it's pretty funny. Often, Pippa is in her path, and since they're only about 3 pounds apart Pippa gets pretty ticked when Rowan tries to roll over her. I'm not sure we'll be able to call her the 'little' sister much longer.

Her first blueberry pancakes.

She loves to play peek-a-boo.

This is the tail-end of her waving at me.

And now for videos...

Rowan catching a ball -- unfortunately this one is sideways.

Rowan doing a not-great job of standing, clapping, and sticking her tongue out, and Pippa generally interfering.

James carrying Rowan and chasing Pippa around and around. If you listen carefully you can hear both girls hysterically laughing. And then Pippa asking to be chased again.

Pippa imitating an opera singer. I love how she sings the bass and soprano parts.

Pippa went through a phase where she was imitating bugs. She'd only do the grasshopper on film.

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July 1, 2008

My grandmother, Gina Jackson, died at the age of 85, on July 1, 2008. She was an amazing woman in so many ways -- active in the community, the libraries, her churches, her art, and volunteering. She touched so many people's lives, and I will miss her more than can be expressed in words.

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