One year checkup

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A couple weeks ago, Avery had her one year checkup at the doctor’s office. She weighed in at 22 lbs., 8 oz. and is 27 inches tall. These put her in the 75th percentile for height and weight when compared to other kids her age. The doctor was impressed with her alertness and activity level and said that her vocabulary was better than most of his 15 month old patients.

Following the exam, there were three immunizations. I didn’t have the heart to take photos of that ordeal. Plus, I had to hold Avery’s legs down. It was difficult for all of us.

(Click any of the photos below to view a larger version.)

Waiting for the doctor

Staring contest (Avery won again...2-0)

Listening in

For the record, here’s the vocabulary:
(Update: Also, ‘Clap’. Forgot about that one.)

Since then, she’s added three more words:
Backpack (her favorite ‘Dora the Explorer’ character)
Boots (Dora’s companion and one of her tub toys)
Cold (Whenever I had a cold drink, Avery pulls it to her mouth or cheek and I say “cold…”. Now she points to the drink and says “cold”.)

Not that were expecting anything but good news, but it’s always good to get the official word from the doctor that we’ve got a happy and healthy little girl on our hands.

Clowning around with Dad

Dinner time

3 Responses to One year checkup

Mom says: December 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Don’t worry Amma, that’s her next word!

Auntie says: December 16, 2011 at 7:13 am

Wow- backpack is an impressive word! Nolan would like to know if 1) all her diaps have animals on them and 2) what is the name of her doctor? He said he looks like a nice man because Avery smiled at him. Glad she did great at her checkup!

Dad says: December 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Yeah, she’s a smart little girl…

To answer Nolan’s questions:

1. Yes! All of her diapers have animals on them. Zebras and giraffes, I think.

2. Avery’s doctor’s name is Dr. Chiles (rhymes with ‘childs’) and he is a nice man. You can learn more about him here:


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