Today was Ashlin’s twelve month doctor’s appointment. One year. We were supposed to go last week, but as she was just getting over Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, we postponed to this week.
Ashlin is now 19 pounds 3 ounces. Up three ounces from two weeks ago. Go baby! So, she’s holding on her 10th percentile. She’s now 28.5 inches long, hanging out in that 50th percentile. Head circumference is 46.5 cm, or 80-90th percentile. She still has a freaking big noggin.
Doctor was happy with her growth and weight. We needed to remeasure her, as the nurse originally had her at the exact same length as her nine month check up, and I knew she had grown, if only a little bit. She grew out of the six month pants, although the nine month are still a bit long, they aren’t as long.
Our baby is still a peanut.
The doctor asked if she was walking, drinking milk, using a crayon or pencil, or a spoon or fork. Um. Well… the last time she had a crayon, she ate it. We haven’t really tried to have her color since then. And I guess we’re a bit lazy, as we haven’t given her spoons or forks with her food. I suppose I should ask if day care gives her utensils or not…
Ashlin was not happy during the appointment, we had waited almost an hour to go back and she was tired. She cried as the doctor examined her, only stopping when I fed her some of the stale goldfish I found in the diaper bag.
So, she’s hitting milestones pretty well, growing pretty well. Her belly button - umbilical hernia – is something we do need to watch a bit… but other than that, she’s perfect.
She only cried a little bit when she got her shots.
As we left, she waved at the little girl – Sinead – that she made friends with in the waiting room before our appointment. Nice to know we weren’t the only ones that had a very long wait there today. Once we got to the car, she immediately fell asleep almost as soon as I had her strapped in her seat. Before I drove away she started snoring.