Saturday, August 20, 2011

when peanuts learn new tricks

She has a new favorite game! It goes like this:

- A -

To Lottie's dismay, those tricky hands don't always land where they are meant to.
Don't worry baby girl, the finesse will come.

Lottie has added a new dimension of FUN to our feeding time thanks to her new found love for the peek-a-boo game. Consequently, what used to be a quick wipe down of her cheeks has escalated into a small sponge bath at the kitchen sink as she is proficient in styling her hair in all things GERBER. I'm not 100% sure, but I think the sweet potatoes/corn mixture brings out her curls the most.

At her 9 month check up (closer to 10 months to be honest), she weighed in at 15 lbs 9 ounces. Little Miss Lottie is in the 3rd percentile in weight and the 11th in height. She is a peanut like her brother Henry as well as a handful of their cousins but she continues to climb her growth chart and is reaching all of her developmental milestones. Henry was eventually tested for all sorts of issues as a result of his small size and thankfully everything turned up normal. At age 2, he evened out quite a bit (gained weight). He's still small for his age, but no longer looks deprived of food.

Poor girl. She's just going to have to join her Dad and brother in the land where calories simply don't matter. What would that be like?

I'll close by offering the assurance that all me kids, Henry especially, have healthy appetites. As parents, Andrew and I our making a concerted effort to ensure they receive the proper nutrients to help them grow healthy and strong.



Trav and Lizzie said...

Ha!! Maren is 3 months and 14 pounds. Holy crap!

Liz Green said...

Now I'm really curious to see how much Chantel weighs. She sure is a cute peanut. It was fun skyping with you and watching the boys play show and tell. :)