The Daughter Chronicles

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Our middle-of-the-road child

First, an update: Mia's physical therapist decided that the cuts on her toes were probably blisters. He moved her toes around and discovered that she probably couldn't have cut them with her toenails in that particular spot. They had healed somewhat and they looked like blister sores. He said we'd have to keep an eye on the tightness of her shoes, but it seems okay now. We will be vigilant!

Meanwhile, Norah had her first year checkup, and everything is normal. Completely and totally normal. She is almost 31 inches long and she weighs 20 pounds 1 ounce. This puts her in the 95th percentile for length, the 25th percentile in weight, and in the middle of the road for length to height ratio (or is it height to length ratio?). Her doctor said that she is making good progress. I mentioned that we were going to try her on milk because she has been lactose-intolerant for a while, and he said that is fine. Then he said we shouldn't worry about it too much, because meat has enough calcium in it to give her what she needs. Apparently he's the only one in existence who thinks this, because everyone we've spoken to since and everything Krys has read says kids need milk for the calcium. He's wacky!

We tried her on some milk, and she was unimpressed. We got some soy milk, and she was unimpressed. I am dying to get her off formula, but it looks like it might be a tough road. Ah, parenthood!

Then, a few days ago, she got a fever. I took her back to the doctor yesterday and he said her MMR (mumps, measles, rubella?) shot probably gave her the fever. This morning it was back down, so we're hoping it's going away. She has no symptoms of anything else, so it's probably just nothing. It doesn't help that it's 110 degrees here and today is supposed to be the hottest day of the year.

She's still cruising and does not appear to have any plans to walk on her own. She better do it soon, so we can put her to work!


  • Ahh the fun of the kids learning to walk. I remember when a friend of ours daughter started walking at 8 or 9 months and it was so strange. You will wish that she was back to cruising once she is on the move

    By Blogger Mrs Lefty, at 13/7/06 7:37 AM  

  • Ah, Mrs. Lefty, you forget that I am very anxious for one of my kids to walk! Norah is a handful even while cruising around, so walking will not be that big of a leap. We will just be ecstatic when she is moving around independently.

    By Blogger Greg, at 15/7/06 8:47 PM  

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