Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nine Month Check Up Report

(this picture is actually from last week so technically he was only 8 months)

Well, we went to Justus' nine month check up and shockingly he has not grown since his 8 month shot only visit. He still weighs in at 22.5 lbs and is almost 31 inches long. It is totally normal to slow down dramatically in weight and height gain after 8 months but I thought forsure he grew. He is still 95 percentile in height and 75 percentile in no complaints. Titus has never seen the likes of anything above the 30 percentile for weight so mom is a happy camper with little Justus' weight for sure! Luckily he only had to get one vaccine (since we are doing the alternative vaccination schedule). He is now old enough to receive the Yellow Fever Shot that you have to have to cross the Ugandan boarder. So....we can take him to Sudan leagally now! Yippee!
He is pulling up on everything and crusing around. He loves his big brother and always wants to be doing what he is doing. Titus can make him laugh like crazy. It is so great. Justus' face lights up when Vernon walks in the room. He loves to sit on daddy's shoulders. He says Dada, Mama and Baba. He has only repeated the sign language we've been working on once or twice...but thats a step. I hope soon he will use them to communicate with us. He is just so happy and a very pleasent baby. What a Joy.


The Reardon's said...

I love him! I want to squeeze that bellers!

Amanda said...

Baba is the word for father in Swahili! So he can say daddy in two languages!!! Wow! Smart kid! :) Miss you!