Yesterday, Adeline had her one year baby well check. Sitting in the waiting area arose the memory of waiting nervously for her two day old appointment and all the questions I needed to ask ensure I was doing the right things to take care of our new daughter. One year later, I still have plenty of eager questions for the doc.
Adeline's percentile in weight finally went up to the 18th percentile, weighing in at 19 pounds and 2 ounces. They want a child to triple his or her birth weight by this age, but she's close enough not to be concerned. She's in the 56th percentile for height, measuring 29 inches and her head circumference is in he 47th percentile. Everything else during her physical checked out just fine.
Her doctor at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base wanted Adeline to be tested for food allergies at her one year appointment, but of course, they don't do that at Fort Bliss. Dr. Skory put in a referral for Adeline to see an allergist since she's still struggling terribly with constipation. It appears her dairy and wheat allergy have subsided, but her G.I. and other pediatricians believe her constipation is attributed to food sensitivities.
After her appointment we headed to the lab where she had her blood drawn for lead and anemia, a typical test at the one year appointment. She was such a trooper and actually handled it better than an immunization. We'll head back in three weeks for some vaccines and then again at 15 months for her next appointment.
At one year she currently has five teeth; is still bear crawling everywhere, but walks along furniture and with her toy walker; gives high fives, hugs, and kisses; waves hi and bye; signs "more" and "all done"; clearly says Dada, Mama, maa-maa (Wilma), and up; babbles all day long; loves books, legos, playing outside, anything musical, dancing and eating!