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Friday, March 14, 2008

9 month checkup

Today, Jon and I took Benjamin and Ella for their 9 month checkup. Good news is that Ella has gained weight since her 6 month checkup and even since the doctor visit a couple weeks ago. Here are the stats:


Weight: 18 pounds 14.6 ounces (50%)
Height: 27 ¾ inches long (65%)
Head Circumference: 43.5 cm (45%)


Weight: 23 pounds 3.4 ounces (85%)
Height: 30 inches long (95%)
Head Circumference: 48.5 cm (95%)

So they are both doing really well. They didn’t have to get any shots today, so that was good.

While Ella was getting checked out, Benjamin took a little snooze. Ella really found ripping the paper that was on the bed in the exam room exciting. She smiled so big when she first saw the paper rip. Who knew that could be so exciting. Ella wanted to move around so much – she needs her practice, I guess. She even went over to Benjamin and tried to scratch him while he slept – maybe she didn’t like it that her playmate was sleeping. I was jealous of Benjamin getting to take a nap. I could seriously use a nap. I think we were both hoping that they would sleep in this morning until 7, but no, they got up at 6. Benjamin’s nap didn’t last long as it was his turn to get checked out around the time he started to snooze. He didn’t particularly like being woken up by a cold stethoscope on his chest.

We had them check out their ears as we were nervous about an ear infection because Ella keeps grabbing at her ears, but no ear infection, thank goodness. They said it might be just because they discovered their ears and want to play with them or their ears feel interesting and want to play with them. Either way, I’m just glad it isn’t an ear infection.

I can’t think of much else to write about. We’ll see the doctor again when they are 12 months old!



  • At 4:25 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

    Yay on the weight gain! Sounds like they're very healthy!

    FYI - Dylan messes with his ears all the time, and when he has had ear infections, he doesn't tug on them at all. We think that the reason why he is touching them all the time is because his hair is tickling the top of them. Maybe that's why she's messing with hers? Some kids find that to be soothing too...

    Oh, and yay for no shots too! I hate going and watching them do that to my little guy! *sniff*


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