Thursday, May 31, 2012

2 year check up

Maisie had her 2 year check up last Thursday and everything went pretty well. Since her last appointment (at 18 months) she started to drink organic whole milk and to our surprise actually became quite the addict. She was going through a gallon every 4 or 5 days! Which was good to get her back on the growth charts, but the doctor now wants us to take it down to 3 or 4 cups a day of dairy maximum to decrease the risk of iron deficiency. She is pretty demanding when it comes to her milk, cheese and yogurt so it's been a little struggle to keep to the allotted amount, but it's a work in progress.

During the appointment Maisie became really uneasy the minute the nurse who administers the vaccinations walked in. She saw what was laid out on the tray and instantly knew that what was coming, was not at all fun. She tensed up, held her breath and once the shot poked her thigh she kicked her leg with all her might and wailed out a gut wrenching scream. It was heart breaking.  She continued to cry and in her own way cursed out the nurse. In between the crying, sniffling and heavy breathing Maisie looked the nurse in the eyes and said "poke poke hurt!" with tons of Maisie gibberish in between, but it wasn't hard to tell that she was not happy with the shots. She then dismissed the now verbally abused nurse with the most pathetic bye bye" you have ever heard. Shots are tough stuff, but she won't need another until she's three and then she's home free to kindergarten. yay!

 The Maisie girl is healthy and happy. Growing like a weed and learning new things everyday. 

birth: weight- 7 pounds even
    height- 19.5 inches
1 week: 7 pounds 3 oz (gained back the 4% body weight + 3 oz)
      2 weeks: weight- 7 pounds 15 oz
                 height- 21.25 inches
2 months: weight- pounds 1 oz
            height- 23 inches
     5 month: weight 15 pounds 5 oz
           height- 26 inches
        7 month: weight- 16 pounds 14 oz
           height- 27 inches
       9 month: weight- 17 pounds 15 oz
          height- 28 inches
    12 month: weight- 18 pounds 14 oz
          height- 30 inches
     18 month: weight- 20 pounds 12 oz
                 height- 31 1/2 inches
 2 year: weight 25 pounds (with clothes on)
       height- 34 inches or 2' 10"          

top left: Exploring the pediatric garden after her appointment
top right: Dinner at sweet tomatoes after the ordeal of course there was frozen yogurt involved (with rainbow sprinkles of course).
bottom left: on "Sally's love bug" ride at Great America the next day.
bottom right: running errands with mama & dada after Great America.

1 comment:

  1. Sammie. Thanks so much for your fun blogs. I love keeping up with you all and watching your darling Maisie grow. She really is precious!