Thursday, March 4, 2010

15-month check up

Today, Isidora had her 15-month check up with her pediatrician. Usually, getting to Isidora's appointments is a bit of a challenge for me as I am usually at school during them, but since I am currently in the middle of capstone, it is a lot easier for me to make it to her appointment! Capstone is a course that all fourth year medical students are required to take during which we hear lectures about random topics that we haven't learned about up to that point in medical school - i.e. how to run a practice, medical malpractice, medical fraud, residents as teachers, business of medicine, etc.

So today I got to be the Mommy at the office rather than the med student! Isidora did pretty great today - I was pretty suprised. I am always worried about her getting impatient and being loud and fussy, but today she waited very nicely in the waiting room and in the exam room for her doctor to arrive. And to top it off, she barely put up any fuss at all when she got her two shots! (Which was much better than the 6 she got last time.)

Today she weighed in at 23 lbs 4 oz (about 50th percentile) and was 30 inches long (just below 50th percentile). She sure is getting bigger!

Since her visit 3 months ago she has started walking, started using spoons and forks on her own, and is started to get better at climbing. She is also scribbling with crayons and pens (watch out!) and points to things she wants.

Our doctor was also impressed by all the words she can say. Here are some: moo (for cow), quack, duck, neigh, baa, eye (which she says for eye, ear and light), hi, bye, mama, daddy, papa, nanny, nana (banana), apple, knee, bath, nigh nigh (night night or sleep), more, Katee, mine, no (the worst of all), wow wow (for a movie the she likes called In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Wobble Wazzie Woodle Woo), uh-oh and baby.

She is also starting to say shoe and please (she already signs for this), and we are working on thank you. Still, I am amazed at how many other words she knows but doesn't say. It's so much fun to watch her learn new things!

She certainly is growing up fast!

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