Monday, February 23, 2009

18 month check up

Annika had her 18 month well-baby check up on Saturday. She weighs 20 lbs, 8 oz, which puts her in the 5th percentile for weight. She's in the 35-40th percentile for height (I can't remember what Eric told me and he's the one who took her to the appt.).

She got 2 shots and won't need any more until she's ready for school (hurray!). Eric said she didn't make a peep when she got the shots - our brave girl!! She also had a finger prick to check for anemia. The first reading was 8.3 (below 10.5 is anemic); the lab person wanted to re-do the test because that seemed really low and the machine was known to give wonky results from time to time. So, they re-did the test and the results were 11.11 ... MUCH better!

The doctor was very impressed with Annika's verbal skills and her ability to identify various body parts (tummy, nose, eyes, ears,etc.) She got a clean bill of health and a thumb's up on her various developmental milestones. Yippee!

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