Belated six month check-up.

Trying to figure insurance stuff out when we moved pushed Ali’s four month check-up back and, thus, her six monther was late as well. She had it today. She was AMAZING. Though I think a lot of the credit goes to Tony and picking the time (10:30am). Dot awoke after nine today, so this was right un between wake up and nap. We got home just before eleven thirty and she’s now conked out. Shots andbaby Tylenol do that to a little one! the lasttime we went to the clinic here (which, btw, is right across the street…also amazing, being able to just pick the tiny up and carry her home) the old doc (yes as in age, but old as in had recently retired) was filling in. This time we met the regular doc, who would be all three of ours and he is great! Which was very exciting for us. He’s relatively young, very soft spoken (at least with the baby), attentive, and mellow. Which I really like, especially with a kid. You don’t want someone trying to force whatever they think is right on you. Anyway, numbers.

So she’s six months and about three weeks.

Height:  25 1/4 inches

Weight:  15lbs. 15oz.

I think her percentiles dropped again…I think height was midway between the fifteenth and twenty-fifth percentile and don’t remember weight. but her head circumferance is, like, in the seventieth!!!! Two things about that. A) No wonder she kind of struggled to sit up (in the last two days she’s made vast progress) and B) She is going to be so smart!

Update: So I just did some hunting around, typing her number into a couple calculators. It’s hard becauseshe’s inbetween months, so herre are the results for both six and seven months…she’s closer to seven of course but, really, she’s not THAT tiny. I don’t think…

Six Months:

Length = in percentile 25
Weight = between percentile 25 and 50
Head Circumference = in percentile 90

Seven Months:

Length = between percentile 5 and 10
Weight = between percentile 10 and 25
Head Circumference = between percentile 75 and 90

I also was thinking about the accuracy of head circumferance…or lack thereof. Between Ali’s two week and two month check-ups they measured her as having lost 1/8 of an inch. Of course that was another clinic but still.

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