Thursday, December 2, 2010

Piper's 15 Month Well Baby Appointment

Monday Piper had her 15 month appointment with the pediatrician. It was quite a challenge as David had work obligations so I had to take Morgan and Piper with me to the doctor's office on my own. Morgan ended up behaving very nicely. My biggest challenge was that Piper is still in her "mommy only" phase and did not care for anyone else touching her. Poor thing was exhausted by the time it was over. Here are her latest stats:

Height: 31 inches (68%)
Weight: 23 lbs 4 oz (57-58%)
Head Circ: 18.3 inches (64%)

So, she's evening out a little since her 12 month appt. She's in a higher percentile for height and a lower percentile for her weight. Still smaller than Morgan, but her body type seems completely different so far. Even though she's not in a high percentile for her weight, this girl has got some thighs! But, what's cuter than a chubby baby?!

Developmentally she's doing well. The only thing we are getting a little impatient on is that she's still not walking!! She will walk anywhere from 6-10 steps between us when David and I sit on the floor with her, but she won't yet commit to full time walking. The Dr. and Morgan's physical therapists say she's got all the skills to do it, she just needs the confidence. That's why David and I are doing "walking practice" with her whenever we can. Morgan LOVES watching Piper and cheering her on, it's so cute! We think it could happen any day. She is showing improvement every time we work with her, so it's really only a matter of time.

Piper was due for more immunizations, so we had that trauma to deal with. Poor baby was screaming even before the nurse touched her. I know they are necessary, but it's sure hard to watch.

We went right from the appointment to Morgan's preschool. One positive from the appointment is that Piper was much more mellow and I didn't have to chase after her as much. It was nice to be able to participate in the parent's discussion this time.

1 comment:

dulongfamily said...

Sounds like she is doing great!