Hollyhand House

Monday, November 8, 2010

9 months and Dr. appointment

Anna Riley turned 9 months last Thursday.  She is just growing up so fast.  This past month is just feels like she really has started moving closer and closer to a toddler.  Here is what she is up to at 9 months old:
 *She weighs 20.2 lbs and is 30 inches tall! (75% for weight and 99% for height)

*She wears size 3 diapers and mostly all 12 month clothes now.
*She eats anything and everything! We have been giving her pretty much what we are eating and Dr. Roberts let me know today that anything was fine now (except whole milk)...even peanut butter. yay!
She even had mushrooms (not Daddy's favorite but defintely Mommy's) and loved them. I tell you, she doesnt turn down much of anything!
*She is in to everything now! She finally crawls on her knees. She also cruises around to get where she wants to be and is constantly pulling up on anything. She can now pull up by just putting her hand on the wall.

*She has 2 bottom teeth and a top tooth just popped through.
*She can walk with assistance.
*Gets told "no ma'am" a lot! She always turns and looks...sometimes she listens and sometimes she just smiles and keeps doing it!
*When you show her a picture of herself, she thinks it is so funny!
*She giggles all the time.

 *Puts everything in her mouth!

*Is able to pick up the smallest things now...and where do you think it goes if I dont get it first?!
*Bathtime is still her favorite
*Her favorite song is "The wheels on the bus"
*Loves being outside!
*Says "dada" and has said "mama" but doesnt really say it anymore. Her favorite saying is "ahh gong"...yeah I have no clue but she says it all day long! She doesnt really say "hey" much anymore either.
*She also immediately grabs glasses off your face if you are wearing them.
*Will not sleep in her carseat much anymore. And sometimes I am really, really wanting her to! I am thinking once we get a new carseat it might help at least to be more comfortable and it is on our list of things to do we just havent gotten it yet.
*Claps when she wants to.
*We have been working on "where is your nose" so she grabs everyones nose!

*Posed picture taking is not so easy anymore...can you tell.  But she does like to cheese for the camera occasionally.  You can say Anna Riley "Cheese" and she will smile really big!  I think she will eventually like to have her picture taken. (Those of you that knew me when I was little know exactly where she gets that from!)
 *Sleeps through the night unless she is teething really bad.

*Still a great napper...until we are out of town and then she thinks it is party time!
*She is extremely flexible! My friends named her "the pretzel" this weekend.
* She loves other kids.  Its so cute watching her interact with them.

Now on to the Dr. Appointment:

This morning, I took Anna Riley for her 9 month checkup. While doing her normal scan and listening, Dr. Roberts felt concerned about Anna Riley's heart rhythm. She said that she had never heard her heart like that before and she just wanted to make sure everything was ok. She is sending us to a cardiologist at UAB next Tuesday for an EKG, ultrasound and Xrays. She said she has sent several before because she would rather be safe than sorry and sometimes it just comes back that they had some congestion causing it to skip around and sometimes its more serious and ends in surgery. While I am still worried about it and will be until we go Tuesday, I am so glad that she is sending us (even if it turns out to be nothing, which is what we are hoping for!)

   Also, we have an appointment with the eye doctor in the morning for him to take a look at Anna Riley's tear duct.  I think I have already decided to not go through with the surgery because they have to give her full anesthesia and I just don't know if I can do that just yet.  Not for something that is not hurting her.  I expressed my feelings to Dr. Roberts and she said her daughter had one as well and she ended up letting it clear up on its on and it did.  So Riley and I discussed waiting until at least a year and see if its gotten any better.  She said as long as it was not getting infected it was ok.  But she wants us to see the eye doctor just so he can look at it to make sure everything is ok with that and give us our options even if it is for future use. 
So please keep Anna Riley in your prayers that everything will turn out ok next week at the cardiologist. 


Kyler, Jennifer, and Olivia Clark said...

Great to hear all the exciting new things she is doing developmentally. She will really take off in the next few months.

We will be praying that all goes well with the EKG. I know that has to be so scarey.

Candace said...

Once again - prayers for you guys! Please, please, please let me know if there is anything we can do while you guys are visiting Birmingham! We seriously live ON YOUR WAY.

Raegan & Caleb said...

Crystal - We will be thinking of you today. I pray everything goes well for you.

Elaine said...

Hey! It has been forever since I have checked blogs - I can't believe I missed this post! I will definitely be praying for all of y'all! Keep us updated on how everything goes!