Tuesday, August 26, 2008

9 Month Doctor's Appointment

Carter got to see his girlfriend, Dr. Cross, today and boy was he excited! He has such a crush on her. She walks in and he lights up. It's pretty darn cute.

And even after not being there for a few months (thank goodness!), one of the nurses still remembers "Mr. Kicky Feet." I love that she remembers him.

Anyway, the visit went well. He didn't get any shots, which was a welcome change. They did prick his finger to test for iron levels, and he was such a good boy! He sat in my lap while she did it and he didn't flinch or whine or anything. He just watched intently as she dripped his blood into the vial. He was fascinated. I told her I'm bringing him to her next time he needs his fingernails clipped. Um, which is like every other day.

His weight is still in the 11th percentile range at 17 lbs 14 oz. His height is 28 1/4 inches, which is the 52nd percentile, and his head is 45.6 cm which is 60th percentile. She said he's doing great and he's growing at a perfect curve. I asked if she was concerned at all about his weight and she said absolutely not. She said she's more concerned about the "overweight" babies than the ones built like Carter. She told me we're doing a great job and she's very happy with his progress. And then he smiled and flirted with her while we chatted, until she walked out the door. He kept watching the door as I was getting him dressed waiting for her to come back. He just loves her.


Mom said...

I'm glad the appointment went well. Carter truly does flirt with Dr. Cross. When I went to one of his doctor appointments I witnessed it myself. He looks at her totally different than I have seen him look at anybody else...almost like a little boy (not like a baby) with a crush on someone. It is so adorable.

J.C. said...

We love a healthy baby! Sounds like a good checkup. I'm glad she affirmed you regarding his size and all that.

Holly said...

Glad all went well & he's "on the curve". My friend's 4m old daughter weighs a whopping 18 lbs... and her head is freaking huge. That kid reminds me of Baby Stewie. Carter is really starting to fill in and is looking so adorable these days. He's going to need a haircut soon!

NG said...

Wait, PRICK HIS FINGER? We had to have a full on blood draw at nine months - which was pretty awful, by the way, because they couldn't find a vein. I am clearly going to the wrong pediatrician.

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