Baby Bites

Little Miss

Born: 7-29-09

Length: 21 3/4 inches

Weight: 8 lb. 4 oz.

At three years old, Little Miss is now a whopping 30 pounds and 39 inches tall.  She is in the 50th percentile for weight and the 95th for height, not dissimilar from her baby sister.  Apparently Husband and I make tall, lean children.  Her favourite colours are pink and purple, she “really really really really really really likes Christmas” and likes to peruse my cake pops book to decide what she wants for her birthday…next July.  She also really likes to go to her best friend, Bug’s, house, she enjoys swimming, and only ever wants to wear her tutus and, as she calls it, “lingotard” (leotard).  I know all of this because she never…stops…talking.  And I only get it in the evenings and on weekends.  Poor Husband (a SAHD) listens to her chatter all day long, all week long.

Little Miss is a great eater.  She loves broccoli and cauliflower (especially with a little bit of lemon juice), her favourite snacks (aside from gummy snacks) are Craisins and cheese, and she snitches my cashews when I’m not looking.  She still hasn’t met a fruit she didn’t like.

She got a bike for her birthday this year (thank you, Grandma and Grandpa!), and is doing really well coordinating steering, pedaling, and watching where she’s going all at the same time (yes, the bike has training wheels).  She loves making her sister laugh, pretending to be a kitty, dancing, playing with other kids at the playground, and helping Mommy and Daddy cook and bake.  She also has an insatiable taste for books.  We go to the library once a week, and after hearing us read the books to her just once, Little Miss can recite nearly entire children’s books word for word.

Her new obsession is “My Little Pony” which she LOVES watching as a treat when she behaves during the day.  She also enjoys manipulating the Sesame Street website on her own, and playing “Angry Birds” on Daddy’s phone, in addition to taking her babies to “the doctor,” driving her train around the house, and dancing to any music she hears.

Miss Bennett

Born: 5-7-12

Length: 20 inches

Weight: 8 lb. 12 oz.

Well, we are officially parents of two now.  Miss Bennett joined the family in early May, and has grown and developed in leaps and bounds over the last seven months.  She is rolling from back to tummy, and occasionally the other direction, she smiles at nearly everything and everyone, and loves being bounced on the sofa or bed.  She very badly wants to sit up on her own, and has pulled herself from reclining to sitting, but can’t quite hold herself from falling forward yet.

When Miss Bennett hit five months she was more than ready to try “solids” so we started her on some baby oat cereal.  She adored it and ever since then whenever she sees the spoon with oatmeal on it she gets excited.  She is turning out to be a great eater like her sister and has (thus far) tried bananas, squash, peas, pears, and sweet potatoes. Unlike her sister, who waited until she was 11 months old to get even one tooth, Miss Bennett already had a tooth by 6 1/2 months and by 7 months she had the second one poking through the gums.

We are currently working on weaning her from waking up every 2-4 hours at night in an effort to encourage her to sleep at least 8 hours straight without waking.  Two days after turning seven months old, Miss Bennett took her first crawling “steps” on her hands and knees.  She’s been trying for quite a while and has been army crawling, but finally figured out the hands and knees thing.  She can also get herself to a seated position, and has pulled herself to standing at least twice.

At her two-week well-baby check, the pediatrician identified a heart murmur he classified as “common;” a small hole in Miss Bennett’s heart that he said would heal on its own, likely in a few months.  We switched insurance when Miss Bennett was three months old and at her four-month checkup the new doctor said the murmur was too soft for her to write it off as a common infant murmur.  She has referred us to a pediatric cardiologist and, despite some frustrating setbacks due to lack of communication from the doctor’s office, we are hoping to see the specialist sometime around the new year.

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One thought on “Baby Bites

  1. Babies are heaven sent . They bring a lot of joy and meaning in our lives. It’s so nice to read another parent’s story about their kids. It’s both a learning and a discovery at the same time.

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