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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Brenna's 12-month wellness checkup

Watch out world...Brenna Girl is now in the THIRD PERCENTILE for weight!! We are so excited to finally see her up on the chart and growing like she should be! Check out this jump...

Nine month stats:
Weight: 15.9 pounds - 3rd percentile
Height:  25 inches - 1st percentile (they actually got a decent measurement today. Brenna's hips and legs are a little more flexible right now, allowing her to stretch out more.)
Head: 16.6 inches - 1st percentile
Diaper size: 3 Pampers, though I think we may be in 4 sooner rather than later
Clothing size: 6-9 months, and she's worn a couple of 12-month outfits

Likes: her carseat toys, throwing herself backwards when I try to put hats on, Peek-A-Boo (she holds toys up to her own face now to play!), sitting perched on one of my legs, stuffed animals, our cats (she will gasp and squeal when she sees them), reaching out to grab whatever she can, when I pretend like I'm throwing her in the air, her pacifier (cold from the freezer, thank you very much) 
Pacifier love!!

Dislikes: tummy time, bath time, strangers, having food stuck into her mouth (much too independent for that!)  

Eats: Brenna still isn't taking anything by mouth (we kind of took the month of December off from speech therapy, but we plan to start again with a vengeance very soon in order to increase oral intake!)...she will tolerate a little water squeezed into her mouth with a syringe, and she is chewing on food more and more, but no swallowing. She likes to gnaw on goldfish crackers, buttery crackers, chips of all kinds, apple slices, carrots.

As for milk, she's getting between 900-1,000 mL a day (about 31-33 ounces). The breastmilk (we are still getting it donated thankfully!) is fortified with Pregestimil formula to 27 calories an ounce instead of 20. She is tolerating increased feedings really well. She "eats" about 4-5 times a day, usually when she's sleeping. 

Sleeps: So great!! She goes to bed around 7:30, and I've actually been letting her sleep in a little, since she's on such a good schedule. She'll sometimes sleep as late as 9. And she's still taking two solid naps, although I'm wondering if maybe she'll transition to one nap soon if she keeps sleeping so long at night. She usually goes down for the first nap about 1.5-2 hours after waking up, and that one will almost always be a 2-hour nap. Then she'll usually take a 1.5-2 hour nap in the afternoon too. We have a white noise machine that she LOVES. She is on such a routine that even if she's all cranky before bed, once we tuck her blanket around her (the last step of our routine), she rolls over and goes right to bed.
We feel so blessed that Brenna is experiencing such good health right now! We have some big goals for her physical development - pushing up, standing and eventually walking! - and for her oral intake - anything really!! - so I'm excited to start working hard this new year!

13 comments:

  1. Such a blessing. Thank you for sharing Brenna with us!!!

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  2. Such an angel! Continued prayers are sent your way for a good year!
    Susan in Carefree

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  3. What a cute and happy baby! I love the delicate profile on the last picture. She has interesting likes and dislikes! Happy New Year to your beautiful family!

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  4. Love the pic of her sleeping! So sweet.

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  5. It wonderful that she is doing so good. You are such wonderful parents...it says a lot about you both that you take time to learn more about what will help her & then do it. She is blessed to have you as parents...she was especially chosen for you!

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  6. It wonderful that she is doing so good. You are such wonderful parents...it says a lot about you both that you take time to learn more about what will help her & then do it. She is blessed to have you as parents...she was especially chosen for you!

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  7. Yay, Brenna! What Milestones you have reached. Go get 'em sister!

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  8. Thanks for posting Brenna's weight. After seeing her Christmas photos I was wondering what she was up to. It's so wonderful to see her looking so healthy and happy.

    I love that first picture. What a perfect little angel.

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  9. YAYYYYYY BRENNA!!! and yay george! ;)

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  10. Does she need more sleep than many year olds as it takes so much of her energy making skin?

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  11. Awwwww;) yay I am so proud of her. I am very happy for your family. Prayers sent you way. Ps. Love the pic of her sleeping;)

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  12. Lovely pics!! She's doing well :)
    I sleep a lot. Especially when I've been busy. If I don't get enough sleep, my skin can suffer.

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  13. She is adorable, I am glad she is doing so well! :) Best Wishes!

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