Monday, January 25, 2010

15 month check :)

K turned 15 months on saturday and had her check-up appointment today with our pediatrician...

can i just say how much i love our pediatrician? we didn't "choose" him...we chose his office and another doctor to be our primary pediatrician...but we've never even met her... :) long story short, when K was born, our ped's office sends in a pediatrician each morning...and on the morning i had K, Dr. Michel was the one who got the chance to see my very new baby girl. i don't think she was even 2 hours old when he came in to visit...

after nearly 24 hours of hard labor, i was instantly in love with his quiet demeanor and his comforting presence... and, i have to say, the cherry on top of that first visit was seeing him sport a bow tie...and a real one at that (not one of those clip on doozies)... he was so sweet... :) he treated K like the most amazing and beautiful baby in the world from the moment he met her... and we've never seen anyone else... :)

we've always joked with K & Dr. Michel, even when she was only a few days old and visiting him for a weight check, that she was there for her self-esteem boost... he always had something wonderful and sweet to say to her... :)

so today was our 15 month check... :)

K continues to be on the small side...except for her head... :) (somehow, even 15 months later, i remember that fact quite vividly!)


~height: 29.2 inches (15th %ile)

~weight: 18 lbs. 9 oz. (3rd %ile)

~head circumference: 47 cm (75%ile)


today, we chatted a bit about her refusal to eat most meals... she eats pretty well at breakfast...but chooses to eat very little at lunch and dinner...
she doesn't even like our old stand-bys any more... she won't eat grilled cheese, mac n cheese (homemade OR box), raviollis, spaghetti... we can count on her to eat cheese, crackers, fruit, and sweet potatoes... and, if the mood suits, yogurt and cottage cheese...

it's so hard to sit with her at meal time...a struggle in patience...BUT, Dr. Michel says that we're experiencing a typical behavior...and that things will get better... let's hope! :)

our self-esteem booster this visit was hearing how well she was developing...walking, playing, speaking, social skills, etc.

and he always ends our visit together with..."Well Katherine...you sound and look absolutely perfect and beautiful..." :)

i love him...he makes a momma feel good... :)

now our SHOTS this time...not such a fun experience...

K knows when the nurse walks back in with her little white basket, it's all down hill... today, 3 shots - DTap, Hib, and Flu #2... the first two are fine...tears...but we can deal with that...

the third shot, which i think is the flu shot #2...not so good... K's arm "broke free" from my vulcan death grip...and she hit the nurse's shot hand... OUCH... i think she still got the shot, but there's a nice scratch from the needle on her little leg...

ouchhhhhhhhhhh....

and she stopped crying when the nurse left... :) heheh :) she's not stupid... :)

she has a low-grade fever tonight and was quite cranky... a tylenol squirt, a warm bath...and to bed... let's hope for a good night's sleep and a day of smiles tomorrow...

i still can't believe my sweet girl is 15 months... wow.... :)

3 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Congrats on a good 15-month check for your little girl. We've gone through the pickiness with Luke...heck, we're still there. I'm sure you have tried this, but for some reason, Luke is much more picky when finger feeding himself. Probably around 17 months or so, I started to be more aggressive with him using utensils. Then, I found that he'd try anything with a utensil. Weird, but it worked. But, I'm sure you've tried different things. Mealtime is frustrating, I know.

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Well -- to answer your questions -- we live about 20 miles straight north of Wichita, KS. I actually grew up in Andover, KS -- about 5 miles east of Wichita. I graduated from Andover High School in 1994....my husband is from near here. His parents are elderly (he was born when his dad was 50), and so we think we ought to live close to them -- especially since my husband is an only child. I too wished you lived closer for a garage sale. Our Sunday School women have had one for the last four summers and I'm hoping we do it again. It's fun to get rid of some things as well as the fellowship. Talk to you later.

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Hey! I'm totally cool with exchanging e-mail addresses, but I realized I'm not sure I know your first name -- if it's on your blog, then I'm blind :) But anyways, here's my address --

scfriesen at sbcglobal dot net

Go on ahead and send me an e-mail and your thoughts, and then, I'll have your address as well :)