Friday, January 22, 2010

18 Months

Well, Suzie had her 18 month check up the other day! I just can't believe what a big girl she is. The appointment went great! I just love her new pediatrician. She is maybe only a year older than me, but was very thorough, kind, and seemed to really have Suzie's best interest in mind. She covered all the bases including wanting Suzie to be seen by a dentist, optometrist, get a board certified neurosurgeon, and helped me think through how we should go about getting therapy for Suzie. She has been getting therapy through the state for a few weeks, but they have a much more hands off approach than what we are used to in California. She urged me to try another group through insurance, who have a more aggressive approach like what we're used to. She thinks that this would be more effective for Suzie. So we were thankful for all her advice and ready to give it a shot!

Here are her 18 Month stats for her actual age:
Weight: 19 lbs. 9 oz. (less than 3rd percentile)
Height: 31.5 inches (40th percentile)
Head: 18.4 inches (53rd percentile)

Everything else looked great for Suzie and the pediatrician was very encouraged by how nicely Suzie is developing. She now knows about 30 words including her signs and animal sounds. Here is what recently has been added to her vocabulary:

No (her new favorite word)
Nigh Nigh (which she will now request when she's tired)
Pa Pa (that's my dad...and my mom too)
Burr (if you say it's cold)
Mmmmm (whenever you have food or drink)
Animal sounds: Baaaa, Moooo, Meow, Oooo Oooo (monkey), Bock (chicken)

So we have quite the chatter box on our hands! she's loving her new home and even getting to experience the nursery. No pictures to post for today, but I wanted to post all this before I forget:)


The Pilgrim said...
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Joyful said...

Wow--that's a lot of words! Great job, Suzie. She's verbally way ahead of where Grant was at that age. More videos of her talking, please! Grant and I sat down the other morning and watched a few. We both wanted to see more!