Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Baby Girl's doctor visit

We took baby girl to the doctor on Friday for her one-year checkup and once again, she had an ear infection that we didn't know about! The last time we took her to the doctor for a checkup, she had an ear infection, too. He's going to think that we're either the most uncaring parents ever, or that we are horrible sadists that don't care about our children's welfare.

It's neither, really - we're just clueless! When it comes to baby girl and her illnesses, nothing seems to bother her all that much. When she gets a cold, her nose runs and she coughs and that's about it. (apparently she also gets an ear infection) She doesn't run a fever, or have any more trouble than usual with sleeping, and she doesn't pull at her ears or anything that would actually lead one to think, "Hmm. Baby girl must have an ear infection."

Oh well. The visit was uneventful otherwise. She weighed 18.5 lbs and was 30 inches long - that equates to tall and skinny for those of you who are interested. About the 75th percentile in height and 25th in weight. She got her shots and screamed a bunch and then fell asleep in the car on the 2 minute trip home. Poor baby.

But, the most important thing about her these days is that she's started saying, in a nice southern accent (which I will eradicate later, but now it's cute), "Bahy, bahy!" when she waves. She's really starting to try to say words now and we're sure that she said "fish" while we were in the doctor's waiting room after we pointed out all the pictures of fish on the walls. :)


Anonymous said...

And now she says "uh-oh" and actually uses it in context. She dropped tinky-winky or po (can't remember which little teletubby it was) this morning while sitting in her high chair and said - "uh oh". It was very cute! :)

Now I will sign as anonymous - that's right, anonymous person watching and listening to cute baby kids at their home :)

shara said...

Don't be so hard on yourself - how easily can a baby communicate what's wrong?