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Last stop for DTaP!

Last stop for DTaP!

For those of you keeping track, here are the scores from today’s 8-month check-up.

Height: 28.1  inches (90th percentile)
Weight:  19 lb 0 oz (75th percentile)
Head circumference: 44.9  cm (87th percentile)

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Seymour Skinner: Superintendent, I hope you’re ready for mouth-watering hamburgers.
Superintendent Chalmers: I thought we were having steamed clams.
Seymour Skinner: Oh, no, I said steamed hams. That’s what I call hamburgers.
Superintendent Chalmers: You call hamburgers steamed hams?
Seymour Skinner: Yes, it’s a regional dialect.
Superintendent Chalmers: Uh-huh. What region?
Seymour Skinner: Uhh … Upstate New York.
Superintendent Chalmers: Really? Well, I’m from Utica, and I’ve never heard anyone use the phrase ‘steamed hams.’
Seymour Skinner: Oh, not in Utica. No, it’s an Albany expression.
Superintendent Chalmers: I see.

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Let’s see, what can Pru do now?

One thing is sit up on her own.  She does eventually fall over (or, more often, slouch over) but she can keep her self up for long enough that I think we can add this to her official skill set.

Where do Mommy and Daddy sit?  Good question.

Her manual dexterity is also developing nicely.  She’s a grabbing fiend.  Particular favorite targets include:  Sarah’s hair, my beard, my chest hair, shirts, Petey, her mini-penguins, her pacifier (which she likes to waive around for a few minutes and then drop).  And big-people food.  She loves to grab at that.  She took a fist-sized chunk out of the bun of a McDonalds Southern-Style Chicken Sandwich I was eating last week, which she proceeded to lick and suck on.  We tried to explain that she’s not ready for refined and processed grains yet, but you know how kids are, they never listen.*  She can also hold her bottle in place when she’s eating.  She’s like a cartoon baby.  She’s also working on petting the cat.  Right now, it’s mostly just a species of grabbing (particularly his ears – he’s remarkably pacific about the whole business) but she seems to get the idea that she’s supposed to be running her open hand over his fur, and occasionally she can pull it off.

What else?  Well, she babbles.  Like it’s going out of style.  And she looks like she’s starting to teethe.

*Note to Department of Children’s Services – we didn’t actually let her eat any of the bun.

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Milestone Alert:  Pru rolled over last night!  Not just once, but multiple times!  She went tummy to back.  She still can’t consistently do it every time she’s plopped on her belly, but it’s a good start.  She was kind enough to wait for daddy to get home from work before successfully rolling over, which was very sweet.

Hopefully we’ll get a video of her successfully rolling at some point, which we’ll post here.

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Swap Meet

Our little girl, she is no longer quite so little.   She’s gone and outgrown her size one diapers and now takes a stylish size two.  Unfortunately, she decided to do this before she’d actually used up all her size ones.  (We buy them in bulk off the internet.)  I’d feel a little wasteful just throwing them away, so if you think you have any use for 20-odd size one Seventh Generation Bleach-Free* diapers, drop us a line.  Otherwise I guess we’ll just store them for use the next time around.  Or maybe some kind of crafts project!

*Don’t worry, we haven’t gone all environmental on you or anything.  It’s just that non-hippie diapers all come emblazoned with Disney or Sesame Street characters, and as you know, we’re a Veggietales family.  If they strapped Archibald Asparagus on a diaper, I’d buy it, even if it were coated in strychnine and made from baby harbor seal pelts.

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