Friday, April 11, 2008

6 month doc visit

Poor Miss Molly got another 4 shots today. The doc said she could spread them out (2 and 2) since Molly is still fighting her cold, but I thought it would be best to just get them all out of the way rather than have to head back to the doc's. Hopefully I don't live to regret that decision. Her measurements are in the post below. Since she's been in the 97th percentile from day one there's no reason to be alarmed. Doc would have been worried if she had spiked up in any of the categories, but she's been following the same trend so there's no concern there.

Developmentally her skills are those of a 7 month old. Yes, we're proud parents. Her hand eye coordination is great. She's passing objects between her two hands. I got her the Fisher Price ring tower and she can take the rings off and put them back on the pole again... she just hasn't learned to let them go. She can sit for long periods of time with no assistance. She's quick... and because she's so quick (kept grabbing everything the doc had on her) the doc told us we better lower her mattress in her crib since she's liable to pull herself up without any warning any day now. Basically Miss Molly cannot be left alone unless she's in her crib. Good thing I ordered that play pen yesterday. Not that I'm going to keep her in baby prison all day long, but I have to pee at some point!

We also got a list of new foods to try. Cheerios were on that list and I think those will be a great way to distract Molly in her booster seat while we eat meals. I only have the honey nut ones in the house so I must go pick up some of the plain ones. She hasn't cut any teeth yet, but you can clearly see the outline of all the teeth on the top and a more subtle outline on the bottom. It's like the teeth decided to just come to the surface rather than down and out. Doc said because of the solids and the fact that you can see the outlines we need to start brushing her gums with a finger brush. I think I have one of those around here somewhere.

1 comment:

Mama Bree said...

right on! glad to hear she's doing so well and the visit was good. it's no surprise she's advanced developmentally -- you can tell after spending just a few minutes with her! :)