Saturday, July 16, 2011

9 Month Check-up

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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!


Pam said...

Jillian is just adorable! I love reading about her & Brody. My little girl is just 4 days older than Jillian, and I feel like there are so many similarities. Chloe is also very petite and we found out she's borderline anemic at her 9 month appointment as well. We've been giving her the daily vitamins- and she is not a fan ;-)

Erica said...

Such a sweet baby! She is just precious! :)

Jillian said...

Yay for petite babies:) Anlsey is also in the 25th%!

Leah said...

She is so precious!! Reminds me of how tiny Perri was too!! Do you get to do the Poly-Vi-Sol?? That stuff smells HORRIBLE but for some reason it never bothered Perri? Yuck!!

Paige said...

Such a beautiful girl!!

Jen S. said...

Jillian is so precious!

"The Mrs." said...

Jillian is so cute! Wyatt is anemic and we he has to take a special iron supplement too! Glad to hear all is well!