Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Pass Me Some Carbs!

Charlotte had her nine month pediatrician visit today. It was her first visit to the new doctor in PA - apparently PA health care professionals are helpless against her cuteness just as the OH ones were. She was a superstar.
After waiting in the exam room for a while (I don't know how many minutes passed, but it was enough time for Charlotte to completely destroy the paper laid out on the bed,) the nurse weighed and measured her. It seems our once enormous, "your baby weighed HOW much at birth?!" child has slowed down considerably in the weight department. Charlotte weighs 18 pounds, 10 ounces - the 45th percentile. A few months ago, she was in the 95th!! And apparently we have bred a future Lady Lion basketball player - she is in the 90th percentile for height. If you ask Daddy, though, her height will serve her well as a professional tennis player, not a basketball player. Watch out Venus and Serena!
Charlotte enjoyed her visit, except for part with the mean nurse who gave her two shots. After screaming and crying so loudly about the shots that her pediatrician in Ohio could probably hear her, Charlotte somehow managed to wave goodbye to the nurse who had assaulted her. Seems she doesn't hold grudges for too long.
And no, still no teeth. The doctor couldn't feel even a blip of a tooth in her gums.

Looks like I'll be spending more time in a high chair so I can bulk up! Pass me some carbs, Mom!


Tara said...


Jessi said...

she's tall AND skinny? oh, woe is charlotte... such problems to have.... lol...

Janelle said...

Hey there cutie-pea :) Your Auntie Janelle and Uncle Randy are back from Africa and happy to see you haven't lost your cuteness! I tried really hard to fit a giraffe in my suitcase in honor of your baddd tall self, but customs wouldn't let it through! We do have a super special Swahili book for you though :)
love, auntie janelle