K had her last "baby" well visit earlier this month, and it was with our new pediatrician here in Seattle. I was nervous, heading to a new doctor. We were rather attached to our old pedi, and we were sad to leave her during the move. But all was fine with this visit, and I think we will continue to see this doctor in the future. She seemed very practical and down-to-earth, and I liked what she had to say about growth and development.
We are still on the low end of the growth charts. She weighs 20 lbs. even and is just under 31 inches long. Much like our last pedi, the new doc didn't seem too concerned about her size given her circumstances. I expressed slight concern about K's eating habits, which are hit and miss these days, and she assured me that it tends to yo-yo at her age. She was right, as a week later she was cleaning up anything I put on her plate.
We also spoke about talking. K's very good about pointing to items when we ask her to or following commands ("Get your jacket." "Close the door." Etc.). However, talking has been a bit slow. She asked me to keep an eye on it, and we will reevaluate it at her two-year appointment. The good news is that she doesn't think that it's anything too serious or a sign of a larger issue, due to other factors -- since she is extremely social and does things like follow commands, make eye contact, and recognize words and objects. In any case, I thought it might be a good idea to start tracking what she says or attempts to say. So far, we have: mama, dada, papaw, dog, book, duck, yay, uh oh, bye bye, no, and bus. We also have attempts at banana and penguin.
It's crazy to me that the next time we head in for a well visit, she'll be TWO years old. My tiny little baby is no longer a tiny little baby. She's a full-blown toddler now, running around and wreaking (adorable) havoc:
(Side note: this photo was tweeted by the Seattle Seahawks before Sunday's game!)