This past week Annabelle had her 9 month checkup. The doctor was very happy with her progress and how well she's doing with her upper body, building up that muscle tone. She weighed in at 16lbs even and 27 1/4 inches long, still on the tiny side but growing steadily which is all that matters!
We have been enjoying our music and swim classes. This Thursday we start OT, I'm very excited to get another perspective on her development and more activities to do. We also had a speech evaluation last week which went well. She was very impressed with Annabelle's ability to listen and understand what I was saying. She is going to be coming back in a couple weeks to work on some flash cards and seeing if we can get Annabelle to tell us what she needs through gaze. I've been doing sign language with Annabelle since she was about 6 months and she understands when I sign to her but I don't think she has the coordination yet to do the signs. Sitting has seemed to take a back seat for now, she is all about trying to crawl now. Those little legs and her body are trying so hard. Her arms are even starting in so I'm focusing most of our time working on those skills. We had PT today and Danielle said it's going to happen soon. I've included a bunch of pictures from the last week. As you can see Clyde is very interested in Annabelle and vice versa. I love how she rolled the ball toward him in the one picture like she wanted him to play with it. Any time we are playing on the floor Clyde is right there to watch. All the mask pictures are from our trip to Target last week. We had lots of fun trying on the masks and hats there. She seems to love shopping and being silly with mommy! And of course I always have the camera right there to get some pictures of all the fun!