Monday, December 5, 2011

18 Month Doctor's Visit

Amelie had her 18-month doctor's visit on Friday. For the second visit in a row, she did not cry at all when she got her shot.

Here are those vital statistics!

Weight: 21 pounds, 3 ounces (8th percentile)

Length: 2 feet, 6 1/4 inches (11th percentile)

It looks like she's up a pound and 8 ounces from her last visit, and that she's sticking right on the same percentile curve.

Dr. Swofford wanted to know how many words Amelie could say, and it took me a little while to name them. I thought it might be fun to try to come up with a list here.

Amelie's vocabulary:
Shoes (This refers to shoes, socks, and feet.)
Belly Button
Bink (This is what we call her pacifier. She only gets it at bedtime, but she's still pretty attached to it.)

That's 15 words!

She also has a few signs that Dr. Swofford counted as words, even though she doesn't actually say them:
Shakes her head "no"
Signs "more"
Signs "eat"

Here's a list of the other things Amelie's been doing lately:
• Taking ornaments off the Christmas tree
• Scribbling with pens, markers, and crayons on paper
• Stacking various objects
• Knocking down towers of blocks
• Cheating at the shape-sorter (she can put them in the appropriate holes with some prompting, but if it won't go, she pulls the lid off, puts the shape in, and puts the lid back on)
• Pretending to talk on the phone
• Looking at books
• Pretending to type on the computer
• Running
• Climbing
• Getting off and on the couch by herself
• Taking care of her teddy bear (she carries it, pats it, pretends to put a diaper on it or put it in the bouncer)
• Directing where Mama and Dada should sit
• Having her first time-out (for hitting at Shauna's house)
• Throwing a ball and other objects overhand
• Jumping (somewhat)
• Helping by throwing things away when asked
• Holding out her arms to get dressed and sitting down to put on shoes
• Dancing (though I think the dancing phase has peaked)
• Brushing her teeth
• Drinking from an open cup
• Using a fork and spoon

Updated to add a few photos from our long wait to see the doctor:

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