Saturday, April 21, 2012
11 month update
What's new? Sofia is starting to sit without assistance and reach for things at the same time, tolerates tummy time very well but often is too busy looking at stuff so she does not see the need to roll even though she is capable of doing it. She has started shaking her head and now does it back to us when we do it, Sofie, no, no, no, so very exciting! She is very observant and reaches for everything. It does not matter what it is or who has it, she tries really hard to get what she wants. She has been found with sissy's stuff already, once she got a hold of Rapunzel, a doll almost as big as her, a play computer and her shoe!!! She is very aware of routine, and if something is off, she knows it. She knows when a new face is around and looks at new people with lots of uncertainty. Definitely has stranger anxiety. She is the one who talks a lot more. We can hear her saying ba, ba, ba, and da, da, da and overall, lots of talking. Sofie has surprised me with her resistance to solids. She takes a few bites but not too much. She makes faces and sometimes gags, hoping this is because she has been sick on and off for awhile, even though I must admit I'm beginning to worry there may be some oral aversion/swallowing thing going on.
Unfortunately she has had an ear infection and early pneumonia, making her chronic wheeze even worse. But she is a true fighter, on most days she is still smiling. Sofia weighed in at 15 lbs. 8 oz yesterday.
Marcos sat without any assistance for an entire minute this past weekend. He loves movement and is very ticklish. He loves to laugh and give hugs. He is a roller and can no longer be left alone. He has bumped his head a couple of times. He continues to love food. He loves to jump in the jumparoo and is such a happy guy when he is feeling well, definitely a social butterfly. He likes to bang stuff and make noise. We have hear him say la, la, la and some cooing and talking. Sometimes it sounds like he says "hi". He has been wheezing and completed his 2nd round of oral steroids and has had a lot of difficulty sleeping at night due to being so congested. We hope he gets past it soon. Marcos is 15 lbs. 14 oz!!!
Carlos...he is definitely my most sensitive one. If he doesn't like something, he will let you know. He has a lot more work to do as far as his development with his gross motor skills. He is still often fixated with putting things in his mouth and therefore does not explore as much as brother and sister. But that's ok...our physical therapist says he is coming along just fine. He loves food. He really was the first one to "get" it and opens his mouth wide when he sees the spoon coming. His weight is 14 lbs. 7 oz.
All three have tried bananas, apples, pears, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and avocados. We will soon be experimenting with yogurt, mango, and green beans.