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Medical Adventures with Miss Banana: 15 Month Check-Up and a Clean Bill of Health

Posted Jul 14 2010 6:18pm
Miss Banana had her 15-Month check-up and I am very happy to report that it was a NON-adventure!  Hooray!  We got all of her blood work results back and everything looks fabulous.  She's growing some--she now weighs 20lbs. 11oz.  and 29 1/4 inches long.  Which puts her just below 75% for her peers with designer genes and just above the 10% mark for her typical peers.  Not too shabby!  You can tell a difference when you pick her up now--it used to be that she was this little air-baby, but now she's starting to chub up a little.  Hooray for healthy, baby-fat rolls!  This visit was also the first time EVER I have walked out of Dr. SouthernKids' office without 3+ prescriptions to fill for Miss B.  That on its own is a major milestone!

With her new found weight, we decided that it was time to move her out of her infant seat and into the convertible one.  She loves the new seat; now she sits up higher and can see out the window better, but I'm struggling with it because now she has to sit in the top of grocery carts and she can pull stuff off the shelves!  Ahh, the joys of toddlerhood.

Side note: I don't think I've ever enjoyed all those little crazy things that toddlers do as much as I do with her.  She can now get into cupboards, pick up little grodies off the floor, and she tries to climb into the dishwasher.  And while I know I should be correcting her behavior, I find myself cheering that she is stable enough to open the cupboards and pull everything out.  Or that she is using a perfect tip pincer grasp to pick up tiny things off the floor.  Or that she has the gross motor skills to climb up and pull the rack out of the dishwasher...each of those acts represents hours of occupational  and physical therapy work and are cause for celebration!

I'm crossing my fingers that maybe this is the tapering off of all the crazy medical adventures with Miss B.  (Knock on wood...I'm probably shooting myself in the foot by even saying that!)  Here's to a healthy future!
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