Saturday, October 18, 2008

You've Come A Long Way, Baby

Rowan had her first year appointment this past week. She's doing great. She was 24.5 pounds (93rd percentile), her head was 18.25 inches around (75th percentile), and her height was 32 inches (over 100th percentile!!!). We're psyched her weight is still on the bell curve, but surprised by how tall she is. This explains why she fits into her sister's clothes :) They've scheduled a speech/OT/audiology evaluation just to make sure her mouth is working properly -- tho everything points to it being normal at this point. It's more just to make sure we're not missing anything.

She is still pulling up and cruising on everything. The day before her birthday she learned how to climb stairs, and then on her birthday she took four steps on her own. Since then she's taken a few steps here and there, but isn't really trying to walk yet. She says several words now -- Mama, Dada, bye-bye, hi, dog, binky, button (this was actually one of her first words, which surprised me because it's so random), boo (as in peekaboo), more (w/ the sign language sign), book, and every now and then says Pippa. She also does sign language for milk. When we ask her what a snake or an elephant says she makes the right sound, but doesn't know any other animals yet. C'mon, those are the two most useful ones, right?

Rowan would rather climb the bookshelves than read the books (vs Pippa, who always wants to read, and always has), she loves to dance and play drums and piano (the girls have their own band now -- the Jackson Sanborn Sisters), she can catch a ball and roll it back, she plays peekaboo by covering her head w/ a cloth or covering her eyes w/ her fat hands (tho her timing is still a bit off because she says the 'boo' part while her eyes are still covered), she loves to clap and play finger games (patty cake, etc), and can give a mean high-five. When we play 'chase' with her, she's more apt to turn around and chase us instead :)

Here is Rowan after she was born, and shortly after her second surgery.

And here she is now.

So great that things have worked out so well. The girls are adorable, and I love keeping up with them through the world wide web!
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