5 Unexpected Baby Milestones You'll Want to RememberMy daughter Elvie is now nine months old, and we just had her nine-month well baby visit. While we've got some things to monitor due to her birth defect, and she'll be on preventative antibiotics until she has her big reconstructive surgery, she is otherwise healthy and now in the twenty-fifth percentile on the growth charts. This is huge for a baby who was severely malnourished just four months ago. You would never know, looking at our plump, cheerful baby, that she weighed less than seven pounds when she was five months old and was practically swallowed up by newborn clothing. Now she's wearing a three-to-six month size and is sporting some serious chub. I joked that we wanted thighs worthy of gravy by Thanksgiving, and we definitely got them.
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Nothing makes me happier than seeing my baby grow so well. Because of her birth defect, many of the developmental milestones aren't applicable to Elvie's situation, and seeing the number go up on the scale is a gratifying alternative. She has