Ava Joy Schmied

Ava Joy Schmied
Born August 3rd, 2009

Friday, April 30, 2010

9 Month Checkup

Went for Ava's checkup yesterday morning. I swear every time I walk into that office, I am instantly taken back to the day she was 4 days old and I brought her there for the first time. It has this distinct smell that floods me with emotion as I remember that time of my life. And now here we are, 9 months later. I never get accustomed to how fast the time flies. Ava was thrilled with this visit because there were no shots involved. YAY!! Just a checkup. So here are her stats.....

~weight is 7lbs 11ozs (25%) she is my little peanut.
~height 28" - tall and skinny build
~We are officially weaned from breast milk since 8 1/2 months and are now strictly on Enfamil about 18 ounces a day. We also eat 2nd and 3rd stage Gerber foods, puffs, yogurt melts, bananas, soft pasta, soft carrots and we got the okay from the Pedi to slowly switch her over to all table foods. We are going to try pancakes tomorrow. Ava also holds her sippy cup and drinks apple juice and water!
~Ava cruises around the whole house, grabbing every piece of furniture and pulling herself up and then cruises. She also will let go and stand alone for about 10 seconds. Pushes her walker all by herself. Started crawling at 7 1/2 months. She is so curious and into everything, which brings me to...
~Understanding the word, "no no". When she is going for the cord to the computer, trying to pull up on the garbage can, pinching the dog like a crab. I just say Ava, No No and she usually will stop and give me this devilish smile. But she stops.
~ Loves to bang her stackable cups together, Tupperware, wooden spoons, anything that makes noise.
~Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is our FAVORITE!! Wake up every morning and watch this cartoon. Sesame Street Nighty Nighty is favorite bedtime book.
~Loves the water. We go to the pool about twice a week and Ava kicks her legs like she is trying to swim while daddy swishes her through the water. Also splashes around in the bathtub like a little fish.
~Sleeps through the night and has been since 6 weeks old. I know, I lucked out. Now sleeps from 9pm to 7am.
~Cut her first tooth about 1 week ago. Its on the bottom in the middle. I haven't been able to get any pictures of it yet because its barely through the gum.
~Says "DaDa" and other words that sound like DaDa but makes a certain noise when she wants me. It's so cute and she'll reach her arms out for me while shes doing it.

What we are looking forward to in the next few months: Walking, Saying MaMa, going on our beach vacation, eating big foods with mommy and daddy, and my 1st birthday!!

Sorry couldn't get good pictures on this day, Ava wanted to play and not take pictures. She is actually 9 months on May 3rd so will post her 9 months pics then.

Mommy and Me

Apologize for my stupid smile


  1. My daughter just went for her 9 month check up and she's only 15 pds 11oz. I feel like she's so so small! Anyway Ava is beautiful and I like your dress. It's perfect for spring time :)

  2. Ava is so adorable & and you are gorgeous!
    AND Mickey Mouse Club is our favorite too... Gianna loves "dancing" (aka bouncing up & down holding on to the coffee table) to the hot dog song! Sounds like Gianna & Ava are both little petite ladies... they weigh like the same :)