Here are some of her stats from the doc visit:
Height: 30 inches (30-40%)
Weight: 19 pounds (5-10%)
Head: 46cm (40%)
Her check up went really well! She is not concerned about her low weight and said babies at this age taper off since she is now more active and walking- some even lose weight! Her iron was a little low so we have to add more to her diet. She said not to take our eyes off of her for a second at this age- you're telling me! She also said they are now offering needle free shots! They are an extra 10$ each but will be worth it when we go for shots next month. No more tears hopefully.
As for what little Luna is up to now, here are some of her updates:
Food: Eating better now, is back to liking Peas! yay! She is eating Mango again too, so I am hoping her good old eating habits she had at 7 months are slowly coming back. She still loves avocado, turkey, cheese, yogurt, veggie dumplings (frozen from Central Market she loves them!) and blueberries and strawberries. And she loves her Annies Wheat Bunnies for snacks. She is also still breastfeeding 3 times a day and glad because she is hating cows milk still. I am trying to mix in Almond milk since it's thinner like breastmilk with 2% cow milk. She takes one sip and she is done. The Dr. said it's normal for breastfed babies to not like regular milk as much so it's not a big deal.
Motor: Walking faster each day and soon will be running down the halls! She is also climbing onto low chairs, the fireplace, stairs and anything she can reach. Luckily we don't have too much for her to climb on. She also wants 'up' more and clings to my legs to be picked up.
Verbal: Still saying 'up', 'uh-oh', 'light', 'bye-bye', 'mama', 'dada' and we think 'ba' is for balloon- her obsession! She also still signs really well for milk, more, bye, bath, eat, thank you, duck and light. She also loves doing the movements to head, shoulders, knees and toes!
Social: LOVES books still. And loves to sing songs, dances by twirling in a circle and signs for 'more' constantly for more songs and music. We are so glad she will be in Kindermusik soon
Sleep: Going to bed from 7pm-7am and is NOW taking 1 nap a day :( I miss the morning breaks but so glad we can now run an errand in the morning without rushing home- plus it's good we can get out in the cooler temps in the morning and stay in for the afternoon 100 degree temps! She is taking a nap from 12-3pm but we first had to start them at 11am since she was not lasting long in the mornings. I tried for 2 weeks to get her to keep up with her 2 naps a day but for those whole 2 weeks she refused to fall asleep for the afternoon. I would put her in her crib and she would sit and play for a full hour until it was getting close to 4pm, still wide awake and I realized there was no way she was going to take a nap. She's been doing really well with 1 a day but you never know- some of her 18 month old friends at times need that morning nap here and there so she may one day decide to take 2 when she hits those growth spurts.
-Now when she finds trash or dirt on the floor (leaves we track in) she goes and throws it in the trash can, so cute
-She loves her musical drum and will touch the sound button over and over to hear it and twirl around the room
-She feeds our dogs out of her little snack cup and giggles as she hands them a cracker
-When we sing the 'toys away' song, she starts handing them to us one by one.
-Loves it when we sign 'thank you' and will hand us stuff so we will keep doing it
-Helps me unload the dishwasher by handing me things out of it (plastic stuff of course:)
-Points at lots of things for us to tell her what it is
-Loves swiping our iphones to look at the pictures and her apps and also pretends to talk on the phone with them