Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Lilly had her 6 month checkup today and Daddy even got to come along! The only other time he's been able to go to an appointment with us was when Lilly was 3 (or 4?) days old and I stayed up all night long waiting for the doctor's office to open. She never fell asleep and never stopped crying and her urine was orange. OK, I'm getting tense just thinking about it. Moving on... so Matt came and it was soooo nice to have him with us!

Even though it drives me nuts that every time we go out in public people say the dumbest things about Lilly's size (ie: "What do you feed this kid?", "She's hasn't missed any meals, has she?", etc.) she definitly is a big baby! She's in the 90th percentile for both height and weight (18lbs, 26.75 inches, 17 inch HC). Doctor didn't seem concerned... told us to go ahead and feed her whatever we want and however much she wants. Even toast! The key is that she has steadily been in that percentile for months and she's proportionate. I mean, look at her daddy!

Shots were unpleasant, as usual, but she won't have any more until 12 months. At her 9 month appt. they'll do a toe prick and test for lead and check her iron.

Her doctor also gave her a referral to Children's for her eyes. We've been a litle worried about them for the last month or so and although we don't think she has anything serious wrong with them, we'll feel better, doctor included, hearing it from a pediatric ophthamologist. That's in August.

Afterwards we went out to lunch and enjoyed the morning/afternoon together before Matt had to go in to work for meetings all evening. It was so nice having him here most of the day! Lilly is absolutely smitten by him and won't stop looking at him if he's in the room. If he walks away, she has to keep her eye on him. When he comes back, she'll look, carry on with playing, then look again 10 seconds later, carry on, look again, over and over! She wants to make sure she knows where her daddy is at all times! He was just what she needed after her shots this morning:)


Trisha.R.Jackson said...

What a cutie!!! I'm so glad she's healthy.

Only 18lbs? We're on your heals! Delaney is 17lbs and 26 inches long. EEK!! What's in the C-bus water???

Ashley said...

Sounds like a great appt.

The Platt Family said...

Dont worry I just looked at my baby calender and I was 19 pounds 28 inches long. And look I am normal...well sorta :)

Michelle said...

Glad you had a good appt and bonus that Matt got to go with you!

Riley always has to have his eye on Daddy if he's in the room too, its so funny!