Abigail slept through the night last night!
I feel like screaming it from the rooftops - ha ha! My alarm went off this morning so that I could take my temperature for charting when I realized that I hadn't yet heard a peep from Abbey (it was 5 am by this point). She had rolled out of view on the monitor, so of course I panicked. I ran into her room, poked her, and breathed a huge sigh of relief when she wiggled (but didn't wake up). I crept back to our room with a huge smile on my face.
What I am feeling today can merely be described as a sense of euphoria after all of the sleep issues we've dealt with, and have been dealing with, for months. I'm sure she'll go back to her regular sleep pattern of waking at least twice tonight, but I'm just going to bask in the glory of this for the rest of the day.
On another note, we had her 9 month well-baby visit yesturday. Our peanut now weighs 18 lbs. 13 oz. (31st percentile) and is 27 inches long (17th percentile). I was slightly concerned that she is in the lower percentiles for size, but her pedi assured me that all of her measurements are in proportion and so there is nothing to worry about. She is meeting all of her milestones and is even hitting a few of them early. She had part one of her flu vaccine and will go back in 30 days for the second shot. She had her finger pricked to test her iron levels and is, thankfully, not anemic. Also, we'll have to take her to get her blood drawn between now and her next appointment to test for any lead in her system. It feels so weird to say that, aside from the second flu vaccine, she won't be back at the pediatrician's office until she's a year old.
Lastly, I'm not sure that I've mentioned this yet, but she has two teeth! The first one popped through last week (bottom front, right hand side) and the one next to it (bottom front, left hand side) popped through on Sunday. She's begun trying to chew on her crib so we need to now purchase a protective covering for it. There are already teeth marks everywhere on it....I'm just glad that since hers is a convertible crib, we don't plan on reusing it for a future child.
Well, my friends, I'm off to enjoy this truly wonderful day while it lasts!
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