Thursday, April 30, 2009

An apple a day...

...doesn't keep the doctor away when it's time for the big 1 year old check up with Dr. P!! Caroline is actually almost 13 mos. old now but we postponed this appt. because she was sick, and I didn't want her getting vaccines when she wasn't feeling 100%. So yesterday we showed up at Dr. P's office excited to get some shots (j/k). Poor Caroline...she has unfortunately developed a fear of Dr. P. She remembers who he is now and also remembers that he's the guy who always checks her ears (which she hates). So sweet Dr. P walked in and Caroline started crying before he even touched her. Needless to say, there was lots of self-soothing going on during the appt. I couldn't get a picture without Caroline sucking on her fingers. Good thing I brought Caroline's baby and Dora ipod to held with the trauma!

Caroline was given a clean bill of health!! Here are her 12 month stats:

Weight: 21 1/2 pounds (55%)

Height: 29 1/4 inches (55%)...time to switch to a big carseat now because the max height limit is 29 inches

Head: 17 1/2 inches (30%)

So it turns out Caroline is pretty average with a small head (which she gets from know what I'm talking about if you've ever seen me in a hat :-) I was a little worried about Caroline's weight which has always been above the 8oth percentile. But the doc said it's nothing to worry about. A lot of kids drop some in weight percentage at this age because they don't eat as much and are moving more.

"Uh-oh...I know what's coming now!!"

At the end of the appt., Caroline got her Hep B and chicken pox vaccines. We're waiting 3 more months for the MMR since we're still on somewhat of a delayed schedule. Caroline also had blood drawn to check her iron level. She was a real champ...especially since Baby was there to make her feel better.

All-in-all, a great check up. We feel very blessed to have a healthy and happy 1 year old! Now, on to big girl things, like getting rid of these bottles once and for all and switching to a regular car seat.

1 comment:

Travis and Andrea said...

What a big girl now! She is so cute.