Sunday, January 15, 2006

Well Baby

Morgan had her 2 year check up on Friday. I was dreading this because Morgan HATES going to the doctor. Ever since she was about 4 months old she has screamed and cried and kicked and bitten and hit and resisted the exam any way she could. Morgan has been so healthy recently that - except for her flu shot - she hasn't seen the doctor since she was 18 months old. To prepare her, I got an "Elmo visits the Doctor" video and we've been watching it about 4 times a week for the past 2 months. She aslo got a doctor kit for Christmas which she absolutely loves. So I gathered up Elmo, the stethescope, and all my courage and off we went.

We had to see a new doctor this time because our old guy (who we really really liked) was transferred. The new doctor was okay - kind of old and crusty, but nice and thorough. And Morgan was....much better than in the past. She cried pretty hard through most of the exam, but she didn't put up much of a fight otherwise. The doctor seemed kind of annoyed, but I was so happy! It was definitely our best doctor visit yet. And we don't have to go back until she's three! Hooray!

More good news: Morgan gained over 4 lbs in the last 6 months! She is now 24.5 lbs - 25th percentile. (Up from 20lbs3oz - 5th %ile.) And she grew 2 inches! She 33 inches tall - also 25th percentile! What a big girl!

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