Thursday, April 30, 2009

For the percentile people out there

Mary Clare's four-month doctor visit was today, and despite the fact that she had to get some shots, it may have been our best visit to date. Miss Mary Clare tipped the scales at 12 lbs, 9 oz., and measured 25 inches, which puts her in the 45th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height. Apparently daycare does a baby good.

Usually the doctor doesn't mention the size of her head, so this time I made sure to ask. He said, "She's in the 75th percentile. Why? Were you worried for some reason?" I told him that I thought maybe her forehead was a little big, and he said, "Well, maybe she's a little more broad between her eyebrows and her hairline, but it's nothing to worry about. That sort of thing is usually genetic." Sigh. Just as I had feared. Apparently she also has my high threshold for pain
(well, I like to think I have a high threshold for pain)
because she took her shots like a champ. Of course, she wrenched our hearts with the dreaded silent scream that has us begging her to breathe, but she recovered quickly.

Dr. O'Neil also gave us the go-ahead to start on cereal, vegetables and fruit, so I'm sure some messy food-covered face shots are in our future. Stay tuned.

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