So last week Charlotte had her nine month pediatrician appointment, and it was determined that she is the size of a healthy, proportionate six month old...
Yup, you read that right. My daughter is short! (shocking, I know!)
In fact, she has the great distinction of being in the 15th percentile for height and 25th for weight. Her cousin Gabe, (born in March) is pretty much matching Charlotte in the height department.
Being short isn't so bad, really. Her center of gravity is much lower, therefore, when she does fall, she has less distance between her head and the floor. It's also pretty cute to see someone that tiny trying to walk. And my guess is that she will always look younger than she really is. Sure, she might hate that as a teenager, but she will love it well into her thirties and beyond!
While at the appointment, the doctor said she is entering her "Stranger Danger" phase. It explains why she has been so clingy lately. He said that it will last for a few months and then go away. She's never been much of a social butterfly, so we'll see.
Charlotte now says 2 words pretty well. "Dada" and "Mama." Imagine our excitement when she started uttering those words and we realized that she understood what she was saying. The funny thing about it is that she says "Dada" in this sweet, happy, cute voice... She only says "Mama" in this drawn out, whiny voice. She usually only says it when I walk out of the room, or she gets upset. "MaaaaMaaaa!!" I think she knows who to get the cuddles and kisses from and who to get the airplane rides from.
Sometimes she also says "KeeKee," which I'm pretty sure means kitty... She also tries to say "This little piggy," which comes out as "Thisfgdxdihoifhaiosfnlsdfnieo" It's cute. She has also taken to mimicking her singing toys.
I really can't believe that my little girl will be turning 10 months old soon. It really does happen too quickly!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A few weeks ago, I came across this video. I'm sure you've seen it, if not take a look. The folks at Google do a real good job of pulling at the heartstrings. Someone in their marketing department should get a raise...
Anyways, I thought, why not? So, I opened up an email address for Charlotte. Every few days I sit down and write her an email. Sometimes it is about something she did that day. The other day, I told her all her statistics from her nine month appointment. I send her pictures and videos. It's a great way to make a record for her to be able to look back on. One day, I will give her the address and the password and she can explore it at her own leisure. (assuming gmail is still around at that point!)
Well, if you are interested in dropping Charlotte a note, feel free. I don't want to post the address on here, but if you are interested, contact me and I will get it to you. Thanks!