Melanie Update

Wow, it’s been a long time since the last post! Thought I’d give an update. First, here’s some pics:

Smiling in the Bouncer

Smiling in the Bouncer

Chillin in the Sun

Chillin in the Sun

Drinking Some Milk

Drinking Some Milk

Fence we use (sometimes)

Fence we use (sometimes)

The first one I took right before writing this post. I got her to smile by saying “Booga booga!” The second is from my cousin Nicole’s graduation party in Michigan in July. In the third, you can see she’s working on holding the bottle herself! She’s able to crawl around pretty fast now, and loves to stand up on everything. She wants to hold both of our hands and walk around. In the last, you can see a section of the 2 sets of a baby-fence to stop her from getting to certain areas. We have one section surrounding the TV in the family room so she doesn’t go pushing buttons and playing with cords. We have another section blocking access to the kitchen, so we can keep her in the family room where we have things basically baby-proof. We have another section set up in the office to contain her to one area while Angelo and I work or play on the computers. It works to keep her contained, but after a short while she climbs up on the fence and complains until we let her out or play with her.

She had a doctor’s visit recently and I think she is 19 and a half pounds. She’s staying at about the 75th percentile in length and weight. Still no teeth yet, but it seems like she’s been teething for months! We’re working our way through more textured foods (#3), and puff cereal snacks. She doesn’t seem very interested in self-feeding finger foods yet, or holding the sippy cup herself. She’d need to use both hands to hold it up high enough. Recently she’s started holding the bottle herself. We thought a 5-oz bottle size would be better for holding, but I think she’s able to hold the 8-oz size when she’s laying in our arms. We’ve taken some video over the past months and I’d like to find one to post. So stay tuned!

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