Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weight Check at 13.5 Months

Above: Things to do when you have to wait a really long time at the doctor's office.

She's up to 18 pounds, 12 ounces and 29.5 inches.

Which puts her between 5-10% for weight and 25-50% for height.

I thought that was pretty respectable although the pediatrician said they'd like to see her get back to the 25% that she had always been on until she was sick so many times from 9-12 months... but also said that maybe she's just going to be a slender person, which would also be fine.

This wasn't my regular pediatrican; I think my regular doctor will be pleased with Calliope's growth since she wasn't uber-concerned to begin with.

Calliope also got jabbed in the thigh with her first flu shot. I declined it last year, since she wasn't six months (and thus eligible to receive it) until well into flu season... and I wasn't seeing much, if any, flu in my clinic as well as in the news. But this year, we are all over it. She'll get her second dose at her 15th month well-baby visit.

This visit was originally scheduled for two days from now, my birthday, as the nanny had asked for a personal day then. But then the nanny got sick, with what I think was just gastroenteritis, and my nanny-share partner suggested I take Calliope today. So now my birthday is entirely free for fun things! Which is especially nice considering how long we had to wait for our very short visit today. Ugh.


  1. Yay for a good report! And an even bigger yay for a free day on your birthday!

  2. Long doctors visits are the worst, but hooray for having your birthday free now!