The 9-month doctor's appointment/well baby check up went great today.
She's 30 inches tall exactly -- that would be the 50th percentile for a 14-month-old toddler. Off the charts for kids her age.
She's 19.5 pounds, so still in the 75th for her age, and the good news is her head is catching up and now in the 40th instead of the 25th percentile as it has been.
The doctor asked if I had any other kids at home, and I said "No, just my husband" (where's the eye roll icon when we need it?) but I didn't mean it the way it came out.
He said "She just acts very mature for her age."
I didn't ask what that meant, but I guess that's good. I'm sure immature behavior will come out sometime. So far as I can tell, she LOOKS like Daddy with the blond hair and blue eyes, but the mischieviousness is ALL ME.
Today while we were out, she was obsessed with walking around everywhere and just grinned and grinned and grinned some more at every passing face. I had two strangers ask to hold her (a Grandma lady at Taco Del Mar and another one in the waiting room at Kaiser). And a couple kids asked if she wanted to play with them.
The shortest appointment with Dr. A. involved him just checking her ears, eyes, and heartbeat, asked if I had any questions, and we talked about her diet.
He said we can stop feeding her formula and switch over to regular milk, which will be a nice $50/month easement on our budget. So I bought Nora her first half gallon of whole organic milk tonight, and we'll start putting it into her formula until it's gone and she's switched over.
She may be ready to switch to milk and give up formula, but that's a big step, and I'm not sure I am ready for it, but we'll do it!
I can't resist sharing this picture. She sat in the bathroom waiting for Daddy to get out of the shower. He had been gone 2 nights and 3 days, and she just sat there patiently waiting for him to come out. It was just too cute.