Miss Gwen has always had a mind of her own.She is quite particular about what she wears and what is done with her hair.
There is a strong independent streak in my Gwen that just will not quit. I ran into it the other day while I was trying to get her out the door.
I was desperately trying to get her dressed. She decided she wanted to have a bow in her hair. Since her dress was purple-ish and had some pink on it I went for the pink bow. Oh no. She wanted to wear the orange bow.
Absolutely nothing went with the orange bow. Then I tried to convince her to put some shoes on. She sobbed that they didn't match. The color? Pink. Which did match the dress. Apparently she wanted something to match the bow. Could she be more goofy and picky all at the same time?
Of course I was talking to Amanda about all this and her take was that the orange bow was fun and the dress was fun and "fun" and "fun" always match. So really, Gwen wasn't being unreasonable at all.
Someone remind me of all this when she is a teenager. Please.
I was a bit late for Reid's 9 month checkup. He really is closer to 10 months old. But it finally got taken care of and the boy is doing great!
Reid slimmed down considerably this time around. I think all his crawling and pulling up and just being busy in general has finally caught up with him.
Height: 29.5" (76%)
Weight: 21 lbs. 10 oz (57%)
In everything Reid is doing great. He met and surpassed most of the social/developmental milestones that 9 months old should be able to do.
I also asked the doctor about my options for "milk" when it is time to transfer him to a cup. I got the ok for both rice milk and almond milk. Although she did say that most babies that have allergies like he does generally don't consume a lot of milk. Mostly they just drink water and juice. It is going to be interesting for sure!
Zane started speech therapy a few weeks ago. Due to a qualification loophole, Zane is not receiving speech therapy services through his elementary school. We are doing outside speech therapy to attempt to correct sounds that he is struggling with. As we have started to work with him the SLP (speech language pathologist) feels his major issue is with his tongue and jaw. Zane tends to overcompensate with his jaw for sounds that are difficult to make. So he has a lot of exercises that will require practice. The positive thing is once this issue is figured out and corrected the SLP feels most of his sounds issues will resolve on their own. Which really is great news. So here we go with a new round of speech therapy. I am ready to tackle it. And I think Zane is too!