Friday, January 4, 2013

Emma Ramey's 9 Month Appointment

My big girl had her 9 month checkup yesterday!
 

When I say big, I'm not kidding...this child is off the charts.  Here are her "official" 9 month stats!

Weight: 22lbs 12 oz (94th percentile)
Height: 30 inches (greater than 97th percentile)

I don't remember her head circumference, but I know it was off the charts!  Our doctor showed us her growth chart vs. the "standard" growth chart, and she is consistently above the curve in all cateories!

She didn't have to get any shots yesterday...thank goodness!  Just one finger prick for a hemoglobin check (which was normal).  She didn't even cry!  I was so proud.


She did love her band-aid...and when I say love, I mean chewed it off her finger.


The paper is always a big hit!  I should have gotten a picture of it when we left.  There was seriously NONE left.
 
The only big thing we had to address is her eye.  I think I've mentioned this before - she's had a clogged tear duct since birth (you might have noticed her left eye a little swollen or teary in pictures before).  It's a common problem, but usually goes away by 9 months - her's hasn't.  As a matter of fact, she's had a cold this past week that has made it much worse.  
 
So, it looks like we're headed to the ophthalmologist. Worst-case scenario, we have to do a minor procedure that unclogs it...it does require we put her under anesthesia though, so it probably won't happen until after her birthday.  Best case scenario it goes away before then!
We got the go-ahead to try all kinds of new foods too.  She's looking perfect developmentally (this mommy was excited to hear that!).
I know this picture is kind of hard to see...it's because it was taken at 9:00 last night.  This girl was WIRED for the rest of the day after the appointment...didn't take her afternoon nap, and was standing on her head at 9pm.  So needless to say, yesterday was a fun day! :)


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