Cooper turned nine-months old Wednesday, so we took him for his checkup. Cooper didn't mind. This is the only quarterly appointment without getting a shot for another year or so. He was so thrilled he high-fived himself in the big mirror next to his comfy ledge:
His stats look good; Cooper's at least in the 80th percentile for his measurements. (Yeah, take that, lower 80 percent babies! Oh, wait, this isn't a test?) Three months ago the doctor said that Cooper would be fine "even if he didn't gain anymore." Was that a hint? Hey, if the boy's hungry, he's hungry, am I right? See how he's grown:
9 Months - July 28: Length 29 inches, Head 46.5, Weight 22 pounds
6 Months - April 28: Length 27 inches, Weight 20 pounds
March 1: Length 25 inches, Head 43, Weight 16 pounds 2 ounces
3 Months - Jan. 4: Length 22.5 inches, Head 39, Weight 11 pounds 13 ounces
Nov. 11 '09: Length 19.5 inches, Head 34, Weight 6 pounds 8 ounces
Nov. 3, '09: Length 19.5 inches, Head 33, Weight 5 pounds 15 ounces
The doctor said the reason Cooper's nose looks so orangy yellow in pictures is because of the beta-Carotene in all the sweet potatoes we feed him. But we feed him just as many peas and green beans, so where's the green tips? I dare say it just makes his poopcanoes green!
Our mini Cooper loves to roll around the floor, still gets a kick out of pounding on the glass on the entertainment center, plus crawl and spin in a sitting position to get from one toy to the next. He tries to get up into what looks like a downward dog position in yoga, but I'm not sure where he's going with it. Also, I'll be on the couch, and all of a sudden see him peeking around my leg to play ... so adorable. How can you not get down and play when he comes to find you?!