Sorry all it's been a long time! I've been very busy trying to get things done and ready for the reunion with some Payne pictures while here at work. Leaves me little time to do other things. I decided I would make time this morning to update things on here before I forget them.
On May 4th we went for Josie's 9 month appointment. We thought she would get shots but she didn't have to. All they did was the normal weighing, length and such. Then pricked her on her big toe to draw blood to check her lead levels and iron levels. That all checked out fine. And my little girl isn't so little! She weighed 20 lbs 13 oz (90%) and was 29.5" long (95%). She was developmentally a 13 month 1 week old. My smart "big" baby!!!
She is crawling really well now. It's not a normal hand and knee crawl either. She has figured out that if she brings her right leg around and uses her foot to push off she can go faster. She has also learned that it slows her down to crawl with a toy in one hand so she puts it in her mouth instead and then crawls where she wants to go. I tell her she looks like a dog with a toy or bone in his mouth! :-)
She follows me around the house everywhere. Only when she is tired or hungry does she cry when I leave the room. The rest of the time she will crawl after me. So much easier to get things done now.
Monday of this week (11th) she started pushing herself up on her feet and hands both flat on the floor. Now if she can only figure out how to stand herself up.
Sunday, while we were at Grandma's for Mother's day. She stood by herself for a few seconds before she fell. But since then I haven't been able to get her to do it. She can lean her back up against something and stand with no holding but that's it.
Now that she is crawling she is not being so nice to Kodi. She thinks it's funny but Kodi doesn't. She will crawl up to her and pull her hair. So then Kodi yelps and Josie laughs. We keep telling her to be nice but she doesn't understand that yet.
She and Kayla are starting to argue. Kayla will go up to her and take whatever it is she has in her hands. Most the time Josie will let it go but sometimes she will get mad back at her and literally scream. It is the most high pitched irritating scream but you can't help but laugh. So now that she has started doing that, she now does it when she doesn't get her way with you or she is mad at you. You tell her "no" and she laughs. We are going to have our hands full!
She is more interested in our food now and it makes me think of what we eat. We sure don't eat very well! She has had spaghetti noodles, tater tots, french fries, cheese, course she's been eating our bread for quite a while and loves it. Grandma made oatmeal muffins this morning and I gave her some of it and she liked them. We're going to have to change our diet!!!
I went to the OB a couple of weeks ago and I have a fibroid in my uterus. He gave me three options that I could do. For the time being due to recovery issues and time I will be having a D&C done next Thursday (22nd). I figure in a year or so when Josie is more independent and more easily entertained, I am going to have a hysterectomy. I have had enough issues with my female parts and I have my main goal, Josie, so I am happy and content. We were going to go ahead and do it now until I found out that it is still a 4-6 wk recovery, 2 wk of non driving, 4-6 wk off work, and I wouldn't be able to lift her. She is too big of a Mommy's girl right now for me to not be able to lift her. I just wouldn't be able to stand it! :-( I just love being a woman!!! I hope and pray with all of my heart that Josie does not end up like me in that area.
Well I think that is everything!
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