Ada had her 18 month appointment this morning. I know a lot of kids get upset about going to the doctor, but I always dread our visits because Ada has this crazy aversion ever since she had an ultrasound for her macrochephaly. And when we thought she swallowed a battery and had to take her to the ER -- well -- that X-ray solidified her hatred even more.
Thankfully this was just a routine visit + no shots on the schedule.
18 MONTH STATS
Height: 65th percentile, 32 inches
Weight: 15th percentile, 21 pounds, 8 ounces
Head: Even more off the charts, 19-3/4 inches, which I'll get to in a minute
Naps: 1, usually at 12PM to 2 PM for 2 hours
Breastfeeding: Weaned at 17 months exactly
Milk: Organic Whole Milk
Bedtime: 7:30, sleeps 12 hours most nights.
Tofu, beans, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, peanut butter, plain pasta, falafel, Goldfish, and peanut butter "cookies"
Cheese, bread, sandwiches or assembled food of any kind, milk + eggs depending on the day
She says too many words to count now. Favorites are puppy, tractor, choo-choo, three, eggie, outside, and night-night. She also chimes in during the ABC song with D, G, P, S, V, X, and Z and sings the song to herself all the time. It's adorable.
Also notable is that she started using articles, like saying "A puppy" or "A tractor" when pointing things out. She has a few sentences, but still pretty basic like "Hi, Rivey!" to the cat or "Bye bye, GG" to her grandma. She has said "It's a fill-in-the-blank" a few times when we've asked what something is.
She can also count to three. How did this happen so fast?!
Curious George, Play-Dough, her balance bike (though she's still a bit too small, she likes to ring the bell), play-dates + story time, offering her stuffed animals water, playing with her Yo Gabba Gabba dolls in my old playhouse.
Most of all: Being OUTSIDE! She would live out there if she could. So, I take her out all the time. We take walks in the stroller, go down to the park, and mostly just play in the backyard. Her favorite things to do outside are listen to our wind chimes, pull up dandelions, and dig in the dirt. Oh, and every Wednesday she loves watching the garbage and recycling trucks.
Yup. She's pretty fun these days.
I mentioned that Ada's head is still a concern. After her 15 month appointment I thought we were in the clear. But it's increased enough that we actually are waiting on an appointment with a children's hospital an hour away to get an MRI scan. Ada will have to be sedated for the procedure, and -- along with everything else that's been going on lately -- I just started crying at the doctor office this morning.
When I say Ada has hospital anxiety, I don't mean this lightly. The doctor confirmed that she's a
So, I guess for now I'm trying my best not to worry, chat with Dr. Google, and just hope somehow she inherited my dad's big head. As much as I'm dreading the whole thing, I'll be happy to put my concerns to rest once we can finally know something more.
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