And so we grow…
Evangeline just had her 12 month well baby last Tuesday at 14 months old. She weighed in at a whopping 17.6 lbs LOL, freaked out the nurse- practitioner, as she always does, cause she is ‘too small’ she said I know all babies grow differently, but yours has dropped from 3rd percentile to off the charts….. Yup; but she also started walking, running and climbing….Whatever, she is an image of health and eats a truck-ton of healthy food so I am not concerned, I wish everyone else would back off. She asked me if she eats lots of fruit and vegetables and I answered that she eats lots of fruit but has recently started turning her nose up at green veggies. She says to me well your gonna have to get her more vegetables somehow…Um thanks lady, cause I didn’t know that, I have been slicing greens (Asparagus tonight) really thin and mixing them in with a starch she will eat at dinnertime until she decides she likes them again ( she goes in cycles with everything, last week she loved Kiwi, this week she hates em but loves grapes).
When I asked why I should get E the Varicella vaccine (we haven’t yet) she answered “because when babies get chicken pox they die”, I just thought to myself, way to be black and white minded lady….
Anyhow it all reminded me why I avoid taking her for checkups as much as possible, I would rather just go with my mom instinct and take her in when I actually believe something wrong exclusively.
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