October 27, 2004

12 Month Doctor Visit


Last Friday Kate had her 12 month well-baby pediatrician visit. As you can see from the pictures she still loves looking at the pictures on the walls of the exam rooms. She's now at the stage where she can point at what interests her. Like with the bath letters, Kate likes to say the names of what she's pointing at out loud. Of course every name is still in baby language, like "ah." So Ken and I will tell her the real name too.

Speaking of language, Kate hasn't really had any first words yet. She'll say "mammamamamama" without any real acknowledgment of its meaning. I say she hasn't "really" had any first words yet because I swear every once in awhile she'll say "eye" when she's waving "hi" or "bye." As a matter of fact, yesterday I was telling this to my grandmother and at the mention of "eye" Kate started waving her hand. So I think she may be making the connection between her "eye" and hi or bye.

At this last visit, Kate not only had her scheduled Hib vaccine, but she also received a booster of Prevnar, the pneumococcal vaccine. Apparently there was a shortage of this vaccine, and it was not given to her at her 6 month visit. But the shortage is now over and she received her third dose.

Kate weighed in at 18 lbs. 10 oz. and 29 3/4 inches, which is in the 10th and 66th percentile respectively. She's still on the low end of the range for weight but within range which works for us. The only concern we brought up with the doctor was that Kate wasn't taking to whole milk as quickly as we had thought or hoped. So as I continue to nurse her, I am also trying to give a little bit of milk to her everyday. Perhaps after she acquires a taste for it she'll be ready to guzzle down the recommended 2 to 3 cups daily.
Posted by Jean-Marie at October 27, 2004 10:07 PM
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