Milestones

Measurements

birth – 3660g, 51cm long, 34cm head circumference

day 9 – 3700g

day 11 – 3780g

day 16 – 4000g, 55cm long

day 21 – 4100g

day 22 – 57 cm long, 35.5cm head

day 28 – 4420g

day 35 – 4580g

day 39 – 4510g (plunket scales)

day 42 – 4700g (our scales)

day 53 (nearly 8 weeks old) – 4850g

9 weeks – 5150g

11 weeks – 5450g

13 weeks – 5.68kg

15 weeks – 5.98kg

week before 5 months – 6.67kg, 66cm tall

6 months – 7.32kg

7 months – 8.1kg

Lost cordstump – day 3

Milk in – day3/4

First poo squirt (on the wall) – day 9

First (real) cry – day 12!! (day 17 – three cries – all in the car. Hate the car.)

Snuffles two nights – days 11 & 12

Turned into a gassy baby – day 14 (4.30am)

Smiles for Mama – day 21

Big smiles for Nana-G – day 26

First trip in the pram (and more than 5 minutes out of someone’s arms) – day 27

First boat trip to Waiheke – 4 weeks, 2 days

First time in the bassinet – 5 weeks

Opened bank account – 5 weeks (the official owner of $600)

First time in the bouncer – 5 weeks, 6 days

First real tears – 7 weeks (not rolling down the cheeks though)

Rolled half-way over (tummy to side) – 7 weeks

Rolled all the way over (tummy to back) – 7 weeks, 5 days

Batting objects – 2 months

Grabbing, pulling objects to mouth – 3 months

Head stable while being pulled up – 3 months

Standing up holding someone’s hands – 3 months

First cold (caught from Mama) – 15 weeks waah waah

Mama and Dada first date (Nishiki in Freemans Bay) – 3 months, 2 weeks

First laugh – 3 months, 3 weeks

Sitting-ish, rolled back to side – 3 months, 4 weeks

First projectile vomit – 4 months

Lots of laughing (sitting in the bumbo, on the table outside, on Waiheke) – 4 months, 1 week

Found feet, poo squirted all the way up the back – 4 months, 1 week

Pulled knees up – 4 months, 2 weeks

Rolled back to front, sucking toes (in Kerikeri) – 4 months, 2 weeks

Sitting properly – 22 September, 4 months, 3 weeks

Moving/ wriggling – 4 months, 3 weeks

First big face donk (at Kane and Erica’s) – day before turned 5 months

Did dog down (one-off), started sticking her tongue out – 5 months, 2 weeks

Up on all fours – 5 months, 2 weeks

First word – “Mama” 22 Oct, 5 months, 3 weeks (arguably can also say Hello and Yeah)

Rolling properly back to front – 5 months, 4 weeks

Sitting to all fours – 5 months, 4 weeks

Sit rocking – 5 months, 4 weeks

Alternating crawling hands – 5 months, 4 weeks

6 months birthday –

– Started solids – kumara

– first few crawls

– see top teeth in gums

6 months:

– floor to sitting

– fell out of bed

– back to sitting from all fours

– playing boo

– climbing up to standing

– high fives

– playing ta

7 months:

– first swim in the ocean

– first poo in the bath (with Dada)

– poo on the toilet

– climbing up a step (crawling)

– drawing with a crayon (this may be a parental exaggeration to some degree or other)

– first movie (Where the Wild Things Are)

– clapping

– waving

– making monkey ‘Oooooo” noises

– ate her own poo

– starting to stand without holding on

– grabbing her necklace

– kneeling

– first vaccination (DTaP)

8 months

– beating blocks together

– making Indian mouth noise

– being a gorilla – beating chest and ‘Oooooo’ing

– standing for 10ish seconds on her own

– cruising along furniture

– FIRST TOOTH!! (the night of 19 Jan 2010) bottom front right

– 8kg

– discovered cupboards and drawers

– sit dancing with her arms

– banging chest when she’s happy

– Making an Indian when she’s tired

– posting. Big time.

– hunger strike (from all but the bebe) while teething

– unposting. Big time.

– walking if someone holds her hands

9 months

– going down steps backwards

– cut second bottom tooth (9 Feb)

– short range pointing

– took one step on her own (11 Feb)

– walking with the trolley

– standing from a squatting position (12 Feb)

– smacking lips when she’s hungry

– downward dog (hilarious)

– FIRST STEPS!! (22 Feb). Two steps.

10 months

– 8 steps by 5 March

– playing ta

– saying nehnehnehnehnehnehneh

– conquered the nappy bucket, freezer door and rubbish bin

– said dog

– cut first top tooth (19 March)

– riding on the three-wheeler bike (backwards)

11 months

– 2nd top tooth (15 April)

– loves little boxes

– drinking out of a straw

12 – 13 months

– I am a terrible mother who didn’t write anything down. Forgive me – I started working!

14 months

– stomping

– climbing ladders

– hates the bath

– poo on the potty (would have preferred to poo on mama)

– slept 5 hours straight at night (first time in MONTHS)

– first molar (1 July)

– first trip to hospital – meningitis scare, was actually nothing but a virus

– second molar (17 July)

– 10.2kg

– 50 words

– 2 word sentences

15 months

– identifies blue

– body nodding

– no bebe all night

– sleeps 8 hours

– 9th tooth (15/8) 3rd bottom incisor (right)

– 3 word sentence “Oryo big poo”

– vertical lines

– fed herself her whole dinner

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