Well, Evan has been 11 months old for a little while now, but I'm just getting around to posting.
She is growing by leaps and bounds, getting her own little personality (complete with attitude), and it seems as if she's working pretty hard to catch up to the babies her age.
She's a crawling pro, has learned to get up the stairs unassisted, can cruise from one piece of furniture to another, and can stand on her own for about 3.5 seconds.
Evan loves to cause havoc and party when she's supposed to be sleeping and is GREAT at following directions. If she's doing something you don't want her to and tell her to stop, she will immediately and then claps her hands! However, her absolute favorite thing to do is to play with her brothers! She loves crawling into their room and hanging out. She follows them around too! If she's awake and they're still asleep she will crawl to their bedroom door and knock. It's the funniest thing!
Last week we began the transition to whole milk and so far so good. By her first birthday she'll be completely off formula if all goes well! We're still trying to get her to use the sippy cup. She knows how, but just refuses.
On Wednesday we took her to the doctor and found out that she has a congenital rib deformity called funnel chest. It causes her breathing to be labored and makes her snore like a 400lb. trucker! Her pediatrician said that it will most likely not be a problem, but I'm not convinced. She will be seeing a specialist within the next few months so we can find out what, if any, further steps need to be taken. If you look at the picture you will be able to see the way her chest dips in at the breastbone. Below that, the bottom of her ribs stick out and make her stomach look bigger as a result. If the problem does not correct itself, surgery is an option when she reaches 2 or 3 years old. My mother (being the #1 Lola that she is) has already located the top doc. in the nation for this type of surgery. I'm praying that it doesn't come to that though.
Stay tuned for pics from DJ's 7th birthday party. I can't believe he's already 7, seems like just yesterday I was heading to the hospital for his delivery.