Thursday, August 11, 2011

Matea Update

Matea had her 9 month check up yesterday. When looking at growth statistics the go by adjusted age which puts her at 7 months. At a whooping 13 pounds she is around the 3rd percentile for weight. The crazy thing is her head is in the 98th percentile. We had to get two ultrasounds to make sure nothing fishy was going on but it looks like it's just a cause she comes from a family of big heads. Her adjusted length puts her in the 25th percentile.

What's amazing about our little munchkin is that she is almost caught up to her real age as far as milestones go. That big head of hers has slowed down her gross motor skills a smich so she is still seeing a physical therapist for that. She can now sit be herself for a bit, scoot backwards when on her tummy and if she's motivated enough roll around. Her fine motor skills are right on track for a 9 month old as well as her communication/social skills. She's a little chatter box and loves smiling at people.

Getting into her toy box

She is still having problems eating as much as we like so she's going to start seeing a speech therapist again soon. We started feeding her solids and I would say at least half her meal ends up all over her. We've really liked the early intervention here in New Mexico. All the therapist come to our house which is great since we only have one car. Here's a little video of matea when she was first figuring out how to scoot.

Matea is doing a lot better sleeping now. She only wakes up once at night to eat and then at 6 or seven. This has been great because I can now get at least a 4 hour block of sleep, if i'm lucky i'll get 6.

We love are little girl and can't believe how smart, happy and curious she is.


Karen said...

She is amazing!!
For such an itty bitty girl she has a big spirit!!
Matea always watches so intently especially when you talk to her...
she smiles and interacts with everyone--a social butterfly--
It's because of HER we will make the 22 hour drive to see you!!
Keep up the good work, you and Jacob are doing a terrific job as parents--
and YEAH about getting more sleep!

Spillers Family said...

to put things in perspective, Cadence is already 12.5 lbs!! hehe Enjoy that little teeny one because before you know it she won't be teeny anymore. :-) She is so stinkin' cute! Miss you guys!

Lance and Melissa said...

She has the cutest smile in that first picture, love it!