Monday, September 15, 2008

18 Month Check-Up

Today, Parker and I made the trip to Willow Creek Children's Clinic so Parker could have her 18 month checkup. We weren't able to see our usual pediatrician, Dr. Froman, so we saw Dr. Anderson instead. We love getting to see Dr. Froman but she is always booked and our schedule didn't allow us to see her, bummer. She had a great check up except for the suprise shot that she had to have at the end of the checkup. We were told at her last visit that she would be finished with her shots until kindergarten. Well, they changed that in the last few months and they are giving the Hep A shot before kids Parker's age goes into Kindergarten. Now, she won't have to have this series of shots later on. We weren't prepared for it so I was a little upset but all is well and she is fine.

Weight: 26.5 lbs (75th percentile)
Height: 35.5 inches (yes, still off the chart)
Head Circumference: 18.5 cm

She has grown quite a bit since her last check up. I believe she gained a couple of pounds and grew around 2 inches. I wish her weight would catch up with her height. Buying clothes for her is near impossible!!

A few of the things that she asked if Parker could do were; hold a crayon or pen and scribble, climb stairs, walk and or run, speak at least 15 words, show interest in using the potty, point to some of her body parts and there were a few other things but these are just a few that I could remember.

She now likes to play pretend with some of her babies as well as vaccum with her own little vacuum, which is so cute. She tries to put diapers on her bears and baby dolls and she puts them down for a nap, covering them up, patting them and and saying shhh.. The cutest thing I have ever seen. They watch everything, let me tell ya! This will be the last appointment until her 2 year check up and she will receive her second part to her Hep A shot. Yuck!!! At least I will be prepared for this shot next time. The flu shots will be available through our clinic in October so I will have to make sure and get that as well. No flu here please!! I do have a few pictures from Conway this weekend but they just haven't made it to the computer. They will be here soon, I promise!!

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