I took Jillian for her 9 month check-up yesterday! She looked so sweet in her little dress that Josh’s mom made her. I love Jillian in blue!
The clinic we go to has about 20 pediatricians in the practice. A couple of them go to our church and we saw one of them yesterday. He was very pleased with Jillian’s development. She is right on track with where she needs to be right now. He commented several times that Jillian is such a happy baby. She really is so happy! He also said she was doing great growth wise and is consistently growing. She is also staying right in the same percentiles each appointment. She is so petite, but it is so cute!
Her stats for her appointment:
17lbs 3 oz- 20th-25th percentile
27.5 inches-25th percentile
17 1/2 inches-50th percentile
I'm interested to see how much Jillian grows the next few months. She has weighed almost exactly what Brody weighed at every monthly appointment, which is really crazy. Brody gained 6lbs between his 9 month and 12 month appointments! He also got really tall during that time, too. It will be fun to see if she has a big growth spurt over the next couple of months.
At the end of the appointment, the nurse came in and did the toe prick to check Jillian’s iron levels. I held her while the nurse did everything. She told me she had never done a toe prick on a baby with such tiny feet! Ha! Jillian does have really small feet. She is just now wearing a size 2 shoe. Jillian was awesome while the nurse did everything. She didn’t cry or try to kick and move her leg. She just sat very still and watched. Such a sweet girl!
She is borderline anemic so we will start doing daily vitamin supplements with iron and she should be good to go. She is perfectly healthy and we are SO thankful!
Have a great weekend!