Doctor’s visit

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So today Avery had an appointment with the doctor for a check-up and some shots. She’s doing great – 17lb., 5oz., and 26.5 inches long. That puts her in the 75th and 73rd percentile for weight and height, respectively. Her head circumference is in the 43rd percentile – also a good sign.

We were told we can introduce her to fruit and even some mashed food from our plates. It was suggested that we start baby-proofing the house as she’ll be on the move and getting into trouble soon. That ought to be an adventure.

The doctor said that unlike most of the first-time parents that he sees in his office, he felt comfortable allowing us to keep her. That was a relief for us. 😉 And, based on Avery’s good looks and the amount that she talked throughout her check-up, he predicts that she’ll be a news anchor one day.

Stay tuned.

4 Responses to Doctor’s visit

nanarivers says: May 17, 2011 at 10:19 am

Great news!!! Nolan and I just read all about Avery’s dr.’s visit and we are very proud of her. He noticed how the dr. was using the “hethorscrope” on her belly. He thought the dr. looked nice. I just can’t believe how big she’s gotten. Her percentiles have changed a lot since Nov. 7th!!!! C’ongrats to Mom and Dad on your happy, healthy baby!

Nolan and I just watched several of Avery’s videos and he is so amused that Auntie D calls Avery “Mrs. Boo” – he just couldn’t stop laughing!!!!

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Dad says: May 17, 2011 at 10:28 am

Thank you! I’m glad you and Nolan enjoyed the videos. The Dr. did listen to her belly with the hethorscrope, as well as her heart and her lungs. Avery’s doctor’s name is Dr. Childs and he is a nice guy… we all like him.

I don’t know exactly how “Mrs. Boo” came about, but we do call her that from time to time. When we got her home, I started calling her “Mrs.” and I guess the “Boo” part got added at some point. We should probably just stick to calling her Avery so that she isn’t confused when she learns to talk and write.

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Auntie says: May 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

Nolan’s still laughing about “Mrs. Boo”. We had a good giggle about it again this morning. I can’t believe how big she’s getting! It must be those sweet potatoes!

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Dad says: May 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

Ha! I’m glad he gets a kick out of it. It is pretty funny, I guess. I also sometimes call her “Peaches” and when she’s cranky we call her “Darcy Marie Gripewater”. Long story behind that one… I might have to make a blog post about it.

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