Daphne turned 9 months on October 17th – I know, I’m a little late. . . .again!
She had a doctor’s appt. last Friday and she weighs 15 pounds, 10 ounces. I know, she is a little thing. That puts her in about the 8th percentile. Her length is about 75 percentile and her head is the 40th – both of those have stayed consistent. I mentioned to the doctor that Daphne is a horrible bottle drinker. We are lucky to get 20 ounces of formula in her in a day – the doctor would prefer 24, but she isn’t too concerned yet. We are supposed to be feeding her high fat foods – cheeses, yogurt, and egg yolks. She also said to add butter to anything we can – never thought I would be forced to give any of my kids butter! Ha!
Daphne is still babbling like crazy! She has now figured out how to be louder than her sisters – it’s lovely, really (note the sarcasm). She screeches and squeals frequently! Norah and Lucy will be running in a big circle on the main level of the house and Daphne tries to follow them, crawling as fast as she can. All 3 girls will be screeching and squealing at the same time – I don’t think Kevin realized little girl voices to be so high and loud at the same time.
Daphne is cruising of furniture and climbing on EVERYTHING!! Nothing safe anymore – Norah and Lucy get very frustrated when Daphne gets into their toys.
Daphne seems to be a little drama queen already (really, can I handle another one?). She had just started doing this pouty face thing several minutes before she cries. Her bottom lip comes out and her chin gets all wrinkled. She looks like maybe she is trying not to cry and then all of the sudden she wails and buries her head. It is pitiful. When she first started it, we were at my mom’s and my mom and I thought something was wrong. Now, I really think she has figured out how to get attention. If I act like I am not looking, she doesn’t even cry. If she catches my eye, the pouty face begins!!