15 Month Check-up .. and a Few Tears

Maggie had her 15 month check-up this morning. Her weight is 21.4 pounds, and she is 30 inches long. When did that happen? (I'm sure just last week she was my tiny little 4-pound Peanut.) She has hit the 25th percentile for both weight and height, and is growing well and catching up just like the doctor had hoped she would do.

Maggie is doing very well in all others areas, too:

Talking and babbling a lot? Check (double check!!)

Drinking from a sippy cup? Check (we use straw cups - they are awesome!).

Climbing stairs? Check (well, if we'd let her, which we haven't - oh, but she keeps trying!)

Does well in a play group? Check (as long as the other kids don't cry - Maggie seems to have a tender heart and starts crying whenever other babies cry. Even in church this past Sunday. It's a bit pitiful, really, and hard to comfort her because she doesn't stop crying until others do.)

Reading to her? Check (board books are also fun to eat, apparently)

Brushing her teeth? Check.

Switching to whole milk well? Check.

Eating lots of new foods? Check (even after eating her dinner, she mooches off of Hubby's or my plate. Maggie likes all manner of foods, including watermelon, cantalope, strawberries, cauliflower, broccoli, homemade macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, eggs-n-grits (a staple in our Southern home), sausage, pulled pork, pasta ... and anything else she can get from us!)

The only thing we have to work on is weaning her from her bottle. Dr. A said they like to see them weaned from bottles by 18 months-old for developmental reasons. Plus, she said that doing it before the "terrible 2's" hit makes it an easier transistion. I expect Maggie will do well enough with that, except maybe for her last before-bed bottle. That one is a comfort thing and may take a little work, but hey, we've got 3 months or so to accomplish the task, so no biggie. She is a good 'go with the flow' kid and changes (so far) have not induced any drama.

Maggie got 2 shots this morning as well, so that's where all the tears came from (hers and mine ... Mommy can't help crying when her baby gets so upset from shots, which is why Hubby comes, too). Unfortunately, she had to get stuck 3 times because when the nurse gave Maggie the first shot, Maggie kicked hard and the needle came out, so Hubby had to hold her leg to allow the nurse to stick her again. Poor baby girl. She sobbed and sobbed and hiccuped, and it just hurt her Mommy's heart.

Of course, she was fine in a few minutes, and slept all the way to Grandma's house, where breakfast and fun and lots of lovin' was awaiting her.

Nothing takes your mind off of boo-boos like hangin' out at Grandma's :)