Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We Now have a 9 Month Old!

I can't believe it! It seems like just yesterday we were in the hospital and I was enjoying all the rest from being on drugs.... I definitely should've appreciated that more! Things have now gotten a lot busier thanks to Allison and her crawling ability! She's all over the house and loves to go straight to the dog's water bowl to play in, and then tip over! It surprises me how strong she is because she's turned the bowl over twice when it was completely full! She also loves to chase after the dogs/cat which they do not appreciate! Ashlyn just lays there while Allison crawls all over her or will get up and move if Allison goes for her paws, but she's a very gentle dog and could care less about Allison. Canela on the other hand is not as calm! Whenever Allison gets too close, Canela will start to show her teeth and on a couple of occasions has even tried to snap at Allison... to which Chris and I beat her and tell her that the baby is ok, but Canela just doesn't want anything to do with Allison! Canela's starting to learn that whenever Allison comes near that she's the one that has to move to a different location, Allison has the run on the house now! Which, believe me, Allison loves!

We went to the doctor yesterday and Allison is looking great! She weighs 19lbs (50%) and is 28"(65%) long! The doctor gave us the ok to start dairy and proteins, so I boiled a chicken yesterday and Allison seemed to really like it! It was pretty dry, so I added lots of broth and sweet potatoes and it went down well. We'll try that for a couple of days and then start on some yogurt and then eventually cheese! Apparently yogurt is a good "starter dairy" because even if she's lactose intolerant, she can still eat yogurt, that way when we go to cheese if she has any problems we'll know what's wrong! I can't believe we are here already, with the "big-people" foods! Soon she'll be eating french fries and cookies and addicted to those, just like Mommy and Daddy!

We also talked to the doctor about the new baby and she was very excited and didn't say anything about their age differences. She said that all babies (no matter how old) regress in whatever stage they're in so if we start weaning Allison off the bottle, she might want to go back on it when new baby comes. No biggie, things are going to be a lot different for all of us, but hopefully Allison will adjust well!

The only new thing going on is that Allison's teeth are growing like crazy! She appears to have a gap between her front 2 teeth, which hopefully will go away, but doubtful without help from an orthodontist! Supposedly it's genetic, but neither Chris nor I had gaps in our teeth, so who knows where she got that from! Allison's also learned to eat Cheerio's by herself... she likes Mommy to feed her, but will do it herself if needbe. She just started the other day, but when she gets better/more consistent, I'll take video to show y'all. Anyway, things are going great for now and I'll report more when I get more info!

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