21.4.06

Here's a Lila Development Update:

First of all, she's 8 months old today! I took her by the pediatrician's office for a weight and length check this afternoon. She's up to 18 lbs. 13 oz. (only 5 oz. more than Charlie) and 26.5 inches. Big girl! She's totally a pro at sitting these days. She's not crawling yet, but she does travel by rolling and scootching a long on her bottom.

She got her first bruise this week when she toppled over backward onto a hard bumpy plastic ring. :( I was so sad to see the little red bumps and then the fading bruise, but I know it won't be the last time! She's also become very grabby and she explores life with her index fingers - it's really very cute. Yesterday she experienced her first finger food (little niblets of toast) and did great!

She's a very opinionated little girl, but still very laid-back. Also, she's started doing her first trick: fake coughing to make us laugh! :)

1 comment:

Somebody's Grandmother said...

Just remember, we must continue to pretend that we are surprised by her advancements. We can't let everyone know that we know she is a "super genius" (see Wylie Coyote). If she has the patience to take the time to try to fake us out by pretending to advance at the rate of a regular baby then we must have the patience to pretend we believe it.