Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1 Year Wellness Check-up

Gracie had her one year old check-up and immunizations (MMR, Meningitis, Chicken Pox) on Wed, March 25th.  

She's 13.5 months old:
Weighs 23 lbs 3 oz (75th percentile)
Length 32 inches (>95th percentile)

The doctor wants to see her back at 15 months for a weight check because she dropped a little in the weight percentile.  She had been 95th at 6 months, then in between the 75th and 95th at 9 months and now is right on the 75th percentile curve.  I'm not worried because she is a great eater and very active.  She's WALKING (almost running) all the time.  The child is burning so many calories being a toddler and playing.  I mean, come on, do we really want her to be in the 95th percentile for weight?  NO - that would mean she was fat.  I think it is perfectly appropriate for her to gradually come down to the 50th percentile - meaning that she is average size for her age!!!  

Some things she's doing these days:
Walking, walking, and walking!  Loves to look for Tucker.  Gives Tucker kisses.  If we walk into another room she comes to find us.  When asked - she can find her belly, feet, and hands.  When asked - points to our nose, eyes, ears, hair (she doesn't quite get the idea that she has these parts too because she can't see hers).  Loves her night night blanket.  Makes her "O" face on her own and when asked.  Does the sign for "more" - well, really she claps her hands together but it's her version of more.  Follows simple commands for throwing something away, gets the ball, finds her car, goes to her changing table for diaper changes, picks out books.  Recognizes dogs and cats on TV and outside.  Drinks well from her sippy cup.  Is transitioning to whole milk.  Gives High Fives.  Likes to climb on the fireplace hearth and up into her high chair when we lower it.  Gives kisses and hugs!  

She is such a happy, smart, funny, and beautiful girl!  We are so lucky to have her.  

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