Monday, November 23, 2009

18 month update at 19 months and a big announcement!

Ok, so I am a little late getting Ceci her 18 month old checkup but I had to wait until she was A: well and B: I had a day off. We went to see Dr. Latona today and here is the low-down:
She weighed in at 24 lbs 9 ounces
She was 31 3/4 inches tall
She had clear CBC and urinalysis
She got 6 shots (which updated her blue immunization form and gave her the flu shot and H1N1 shot)
She did not cry when she got her finger pricked (she doesn't usually cry with this since she gets it done so frequently)
She did scream when the series of 6 shots started (two in the left arm, two in the left leg and two in the right leg)

He was impressed that she can put 3 words together. She says, "Help me up" fairly frequently. He was impressed that she can sign 20 words and he said that physically, she is perfect. Our goals for the near future include cutting out all snacks (he's a big believer in the 3 meal a day theory) and continuing to improve her verbal skills. On the way home, she napped a little bit. I did give in and give her the paci to suck on during the shots. She promptly threw it in the bed when we got home. I have to say that getting rid of the paci has been pretty successful so far. She is down to only taking it at bedtime and some of the time, she is able to get to sleep without it at all! She took a 2 1/2 hour nap when we got home and now, she is coloring on her giant coloring pad that we got for her from Target.

We are planning on going to Mimi's for Thanksgiving and for once, I am not doing all of the cooking. Kind of nice, although I feel fairly guilty for not contributing. I am enjoying my time at home today, even though we ran into one of my students at the MD office (he was getting his blue form updated too!).

Next year, Ceci will have a new friend to play with-Brett is having a baby!! A cousin will arrive in mid-July!! I guess I need to get started making some new baby clothes!!!

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