Thursday, September 03, 2009

Check-up Stats

Yesterday was Valerie's 15-month checkup. She is still 75th percentile for height (now 31.5 inches), 24th for weight (22.6 lbs) with a head circumference of 18 inches (hat knitters take note) :-) She endured 3 shots and a general look-see with weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. As long as she didn't have to be up on the table she was fine, but any movement towards it and she went ballistic. Poor little thing.

We took along some of her current favorite toys - the book that we refer to as the "ha ha bunny" book, a plastic donkey she likes to chew on, and a lift-the-flap book about a Christmas snowman. These kept her happy while we sat around waiting for the next thing to happen.

For some reason she has come to hate baths, I don't know why. So nowadays I stand her in the tub and give her a quick wipe-down. With the cooler weather we also don't have to wash her hair as often.

Right now she is at B's house, the new babysitter. B has a daugher, E., who is just a month younger than Val. Again with the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth this morning when I left. It's so hard. Terry keeps saying she'll get used to it, and I know she will, but how long will it take?


tara said...

it's also important to consider how long she weeps & wails AFTER you leave.
Wsk puts on quite the show for us (still!!!) but is happy as clam within minutes of our leaving.... except for this past tuesday when A left him. not sure what that is about.

Rachel said...

I second Tara, SB does that too. She'll even start throwing a fit when they turn into our neighborhood, but the second her parents get back in her car she is fine for the rest of the day.

LG went through the bath fear thing. It took awhile to get over it, but he is back to loving baths and doesn't even fight the hair washing anymore.