IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING CHILDREN, BE AWARE. THE TINY FINGERPRINTS THAT SHOW UP ON ALMOST EVERY NEWLY CLEANED SURFACE, THE TOYS SCATTERED AROUND THE HOUSE, THE PILES AND PILES OF LAUNDRY LYING AROUND TO BE TACKLED, WILL DISAPPEAR ALL TOO SOON. AND, YOU WILL, TO YOUR SURPRISE, MISS THEM PROFOUNDLY. THOMAS S. MONSON

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dr. visit update

Like anyone really cares, but the only way I can justify blogging is if I continue to document, and journal. Some day I will need to know this stuff.

The visit with doctor Madison was wonderful. Nora knows when she gets there, it isn't going to be fun with friends. She gets really nervous when they want to measure her head, weigh her, and take her temperature. She gained an entire pound since the last time she was there. She weighs 18lbs, and 9oz. She is in the 55th percentile for most 6 month olds. It is not anything Dr. Madison seems to be concearned with. She is skinny like her dad. She is allowed to have lots of ice cream, and butter on EVERYTHING... even cherrios! Hmm? She was given a brief test to check for autisim, and she passed. The "birth mark" on her head is not getting bigger, so that is good. It is time to get off the binky, so we are going to start that on Sunday after nursery. (Wish me luck) The more she sleeps, the more her brain grows, so too much sleep is impossible. Since she is so skinny, her knees look extra big. There is a little bit of fat around her knees, but they look like they bow in a little bit. She tested her reflexes, and it all seemed normal, again something she is not worried about. Baby anxiety is totally normal at this stage in their lives. I don't ever leave her with anyone except for daddy, and someimes Lulu and grandma. She really needs a little brother or sister, so mommy has something else to focus on. Maybe next year? The hair is also her dads gene, and there is really no hope for that. Nora should know how to say at least 20 words. I think she does, but I don't know for sure. I have an ongoing list going. It doesn't mean that we always understand what she is saying. By the time she is 2, a stranger should understand 50% of what she says. That is our home work. We don't go back for another appointment for 6 more months. That is a long time to wait to see out favorite doctor. We will go after our Disney trip, so we can tell her all about it!

2 comments:

Jean Smith Photography said...

kirstynn...you are such a dang cute mommy. seriously.

i love skinny nora...the whole 18 lbs of her! i am totally going to go to the doctor and see if she will tell me to eat lots of ice cream and buttered cheerios...THAT would be the life.

i miss you guys...we need to play soon!

TheBastians said...

Wait a minute - when are you going to Disneyland? We just got back! Woo hoo! So fun! Your hair is absolutely amazing! I know I already told you, but I love it. You've inspired me to get mine done!