Monday, October 13, 2008

1 year doc visit

Molly weighed in at 22 lbs and 11 oz (halfway between 75% and 90%), height was 30.5 inches (90%), and her noggin was measured at 47 cm (90%). I thought it was very interesting that her weight had dropped down below the 90% range. I knew her buddha belly had been going away, but I didn't realize by how much. Her rolls (and rolls) are definitely coming off now that she's all over the place and super active.

N had Molly walking all over the exam room (still holding on) and she was super interested in the big ol' box of toys. We went over everything she has been doing lately and the doc was really impressed with how well she was doing identifying colors (her stacking ring toy, I'll ask for a certain color ring and she usually gives it to me or stacks it for me) and shapes (blocks into a bucket through the shape hole, she's got the star one down and is pretty good with the circle and square). Her motor skills are also pretty refined (she'll know what button does the really fancy stuff on certain toys or my laptop and zone in on that one with one finger pointing). Doc said she was definitely an advanced baby. I'll take it! :-)

Molly had to have three shots (two in one thigh and the last one in the other). She was NOT happy about this. It probably didn't help that these needles were bigger and her skin is pretty tough so they really had to punch the needle through the surface. No more super fine baby needles, Molly has moved up in the world. Based on all my IVF experience with needles I'd say these were in the mid to low 20's gauge range. The super fine needles that go in like butter are 30 or above. The smaller the number, the bigger the needle. Granted they probably looked bigger compared to Molly than they would if I had to use them on myself. Still, definitely more towards the needles I had for butt shots as opposed to the small ones I had to inject into my abdomen.

N took Molly out the car and gave her some tylenol for the shots and some of her bottle while I made her next appointment (15 months). Molly's doc appt was at 10:00 am (she was up just after 6:00 am and usually goes down for a nap after 3.5 to 4 hours so right as we were leaving) and we were there until almost 11:00. She was definitely pooped out by the time we got home.

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