Saturday, January 15, 2011

15 Month Well Visit

We went to the doctor last week for Ellington's 15 month well visit.  Here are Robert and Ellington in the waiting room:

I had planned on taking more pictures, but Ellington was SCREAMING when they weighed her, measured her, checked her out, etc.  So, obviously I was trying to comfort her rather than take her  picture!

She is doing great and right on track (except for her gross motor delays that we are working on at physical therapy).  The doctor was very pleased with her verbal skills!   She weighed 22 pounds 8 ounces (50th percentile) and was 30.5 inches (50th percentile).  She has always been in the 75th percentile for weight and I guess she's slowing down a little bit!  She had also lost some weight from being sick.

In the handouts they gave me about a "typical" 15 month old, I was pleased to read that, "Toddlers' appetites are smaller than infants and they often have eating binges or days when they will only eat one food."  While as a child development person and a teacher of young children, I know this to be true....but for some reason it is frustrating and disheartening as a parent, so it was good to read!

Ellington had to get a couple of shots and of course didn't like that one bit!  We were happy to get a good report from the doctor.  It's such a blessing to hear that your child is just fine. :)

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