Korri had her 9 month well-child appointment yesterday. Seriously?!?! NINE months already (well, not quite yet!)? It just seems so unreal, but when I look at pics and video from months ago, it feels like ages ago. She is 26.4" long, which is the 22 percentile and weighs a whopping 19 lbs 1 oz, which is the SIXTY-THIRD percentile! I guess we don't need to worry about her gaining weight any more! Ha! She is just like Finn was...short and chubby! She also has a big noggin, somewhere in the 60's percentile. She did NOT like Dr. Mackey for this visit. She pretty much screamed the whole time she was in the room...however, when the nurse took her measurements, she didn't make a peep. Hmmm...drama queen much?
We talked about Korri's skin...again! It just isn't getting better. First, I know I need to be better about putting stuff on it every day! I'm trying! Now I'm supposed to mix the cortizone in with the lotion when I put it on her back. Hopefully that helps...poor thing. I'm also supposed to go back to putting oil on her head. The cortizone doesn't really work any more because it just gets stuck in her hair and I can't really get it on her scalp. She doesn't "complain" per se, but I know her skin is itchy and bothers her. She has a bald spot on the back of her head and she doesn't sleep on her back, so it isn't from rubbing again anything...it is from her scratching all the time. Sad :(
Dr. Mackey said that at this age, Korri should NOT be getting up twice a night...if at all! She should be able to go all night without eating, especially since we aren't concerned about her weight, which was reassuring to hear. She strongly recommended turning off the monitor. We did this last night and if Korri woke up, she didn't wake me up until 6:30, like I said! I know it is only one night, but here's hoping! I think I woke up every hour last night, though...probably subconsciously afraid I wouldn't hear her.
Also, Korri should be eating solids for three meals a day! Oops...we are lucky to do one a day right now. Which also makes sense that she is a little chubby because formula has much more calories than solid foods (in general). It is just so much easier to just give her a bottle! I guess it is time to bring the high chair back up into the kitchen!
Overall, Dr. Mackey said that Korri is doing amazingly well. She is right on track developmentally. She said that the behavior things (not "listening" and being strong willed!) are probably more normal than what we experienced with Finn (who listened if we told him something once!). But there is also a big difference between an 8 month old crawling and listening compared to a 16 month old (that is when Finn started crawling, I think). Both kiddos got their flu vaccine. Finn was able to get the mist for the first time and was a total big boy. We had him lay down since I wasn't sure if he could sniff in like they wanted him to. He didn't make a peep (it probably helped that Dr. Mackey had given him a Lightening McQueen car to take home and he was able to hold that!). Korri had to get the shot, but it was the only shot for this appointment. She cried, but it didn't last long. She was pretty tired by this point and was sleeping before we left the parking garage!