Ellie is 18 months old today, and her scheduled checkup went very well. She’s in good health, and is a bit advanced in terms of language and motor skills: she’s started using word combinations often, and she climbs and runs all over the place. She’s also a tall girl:
Weight: 24 lb 14 oz (60th percentile)
Height: 34.84 inches (100th percentile)
Head Circumference: 47 cm (64th percentile)
The 18-month checkup also meant that Ellie received two more shots, and here I have to boast at how awesome my little girl is. She got one shot in each leg, and just as she was about to erupt into tears, her face all red and scrunched up, nurse Val (who administered the shots) produced two tongue depressors decorated with big stickers. Ooh! Ellie’s face lit up and there wasn’t a single tear.