Friday, June 29, 2012

Monica's Nine Month Update

Attention All Grub Files Followers! The author of the Grub Files, yours truly, would like to plead guilty to a missed publishing of Miss Monica's 9 Month Update. Allow me to explain: At any given point in time, I generally have anywhere from 2 to 10 blog topics or entries that I'm working on writing. And as Monica gets older, and the list of total blog entries gets longer, it gets a teensy bit tougher to manage the blog in the background. was not until this very moment when I hopped on here to work on Monica's 10 month update that I realized that the 9 month update was still marked as draft and therefore not published. Oh, the horror! And to think that there was a chance that I might have accidentally published the 10 month update before the 9 month update! I'm having an anxiety attack just thinking about it. We would have had to throw away the whole blog and start over. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. But that would have really bugged me!

Anyway, I will cut myself a little slack as the end of the month approaches, as there is also the fact that Monica's 9 month checkup with her pediatrician was not until the middle the month of June, just two weeks ago. So, kinda sorta technically - yes I'm stretching here! - it's not that late.

Let's get to the good stuff, shall we?

Height: 2' 5.25" 91.5%i based on length-for-age data

Weight: 17lbs 15ozs 27.7% based on weight-for-age data

While Monica is still very tall for her age, her weight gain is tapering off. But the doctor and JK and I are not at all concerned, because the kid eats like a horse! There are many factors that come into play here such as breastfeeding (as opposed to formula feeding), increased mobility at a very early age, and having two parents with high metabolisms. So, again, no worries.

While we are on the topic of food, the pediatrician has cleared us to give Monica any and all foods, with the exception of honey.  She will pretty much eat anything we put in front of her, as long as she gets to feed herself.  The Grubster's independence is getting in the way of spoon feeding these days, but we still manage to sneak in a couple bites of yogurt with fruit here and there. 

The biggest news this month is that, by definition, we no longer have an infant; we have a toddler. At just 9 months old, you may ask with raised eyebrows? Why, yes. Our child has fully adopted walking as her primary means of getting around. 

So, what else has this little Grubster been up to in the past month?




and Motorcycle Riding:

We're having a wildly fun summer so far!  For now, we're packing it up to go on Grub's first spelunking adventure. More Grub-related news to come next week in the 10 Month Update post.  Stay tuned!

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