I have posted Jane's stats from her nine month appointment below. I will also post the other kids 9 month stats as well, to compare. The kids always get nice and chubby during the first several months and then they thin out and stay pretty small. Their smallness always seems to worry the doctor and I always have to reassure her not to worry, that my kids are always small, but that they eat and play and are healthy and happy.
The doctor did have Jane's blood drawn to check for anemia since Jane is still drinking breast milk as her main food source and doesn't care for the iron fortified commercial cereals. I told the doctor that she drinks green smoothies and gets spinach and kale as well as several fruits, all of which contain a good source of iron, but she wanted to be sure. After running the test we found Jane's iron levels were normal. No shots today, yay! Just the single finger prick for the blood draw.
Things about Jane at 9 months: she can flip her tongue over/twist it to the side. Her doctor said she's never seen a baby this young be able to do this. She doesn't walk or crawl yet but she seems to scoot on her bum. She manages to get things just out of reach by practically doing the splits in order to help herself reach a little farther. We love our happy, sweet little baby!
Weight: 16 lbs. 7 oz., 11 %
Height: 26.4in., 14%
Head circumference: 17.2 in, 43%
Weight: 14 lbs. 12 oz., 2 %
Height: 27.2in., 37%
Head circumference: 42.5cm, 10%
(8 month appointment)
Weight: 17.4 lbs, 15%
Height: 29 in, 85%
Head Circumference: 46 1/2 cm, 75%
Weight: 17 lb 13 oz, 30%
Height: 27 in, 30%
Head Circumference: 45 3/4 cm, 90%