A few weeks ago Abby had her 15 month checkup. I kind of love taking her to the doctor so I can be sure that she is doing well. Does that sound crazy?
Let me explain.
She was always such a mellow baby and would hardly ever cry. I had this fear that she would get an ear infection and not cry or let me know in any way that she was in pain, and the doctor wouldn't find it until months later and there would be irreversible damage. Nowadays she is more vocal and actually cries (that's not a problem anymore- I have no problem figuring out whether or not she's unhappy! She is pretty good at letting me know if I've pissed her off) but I still like hearing that she has healthy eyes and hears. Ears, especially. I've had so many friends who, lately, have had their babies with so many ear infections and crazy illnesses, and Abs hasn't had any. I feel so lucky to have a healthy little girl.
At 15 months:
Weight: 22.6 lbs (45%)
Length: 29.13 inches (13%)
Head circumference: 18 inches (53%)
Just a few things about this little girl:
-She is (finally) walking around all the time, instead of just when we trick her. She prefers to have us hold her hand in public, but after a few minutes she usually feels comfortable enough to take off. I had to chase her all over Old Navy the other day.
-She loves her hat. Loves it. Usually when she gets a hold of it, she'll go to the door and demand to go outside. She frequently wants to wear it inside and has napped with it a few times.
-She talks all the time, although I still don't understand any of it. She has her words that she uses all the time, but I can't figure out what they are supposed to mean.
-She is loving on Spencer big time. Some days when he comes home from work, she wants him to hold her and she refuses to be put down or handed over to me. She talks his ear off, gesturing and pointing and possibly telling him about her day? I'm not sure. See above.
-She loves to play outside and swing on the swing
-She is into everything. All the time. Kitchen cabinets, drawers, refrigerator, shelves, you name it.
-She loves to go swimming