Check-ups for babies (and Mama)
Anna had her 15 month check up on Monday, and she is apparently doing well at everything with the exception of gaining weight. Anna lost a little bit of weight over the last three months, although it’s not concerning yet, since she is so much more active and we’re still trying to find ways to get healthy fats into her diet (rice milk has no fat, and most kids get their fat intake from their whole milk). Dr. Mary said we’ll just wait and see what the next three months bring.
Anna now weighs just under 20 pounds and is somewhere around the 5th percentile for weight, but her height shot up (at least supposedly… anyone with little kids knows how inaccurate height measurements can be) to about the 75th percentile. Other than the weight loss, we’re so thankful to have a very healthy child!
I also had my 16 week check-up the same day, and everything seems fine, although really, the only thing they check at this point is the baby’s heartbeat. The doctor found the heartbeat blessedly fast this time, which put me at ease a bit.
Although this probably won’t be seen as “fun” when we get the medical bills, we did get a little bit of fun news: we will be having an ultrasound every 4 weeks, starting at my next one in mid-December, to monitor the baby’s size. Since Anna was IUGR, even though she was healthy, they want to monitor me for similar problems this time around, as well as keeping an eye out for possible pre-term labor once again.
In other words, all is well in the Rogers household, and we are very thankful of that during this holiday season!