Roxy went to the doctor today for her 18-month well baby check. Since we love our pediatrician's office and they love Roxy, it was more of a treat than a hassle.
Let me first begin by saying this: My morning started off great as I woke up late and didn't have appropriate time to get me or Roxy ready to leave and I left the house needing gas in the car. I stopped at a gas station and got Roxy out to check out breakfast selections and prepay for gas. I rarely stop for gas when I have Roxy in the car because its easier to do it when she's not. Anywho, I went in and paid for my breakfast and my gas, loaded Roxy in and took off down the road. Almost a mile later I realized that I pulled off without pumping gas into my car. Luckily, no one else had pulled in to my pump and used my prepay. It was still sitting there waiting for me and we pumped gas and left again and were even more behind than before!
Back to Roxy's checkup. She weighed in at 23 pounds, 4 ounces and is 32 1/2 inches tall. On the growth chart, she is in 70th percentile in height, 40th in weight, and 50th in head circumference. I am so proud of her! This is the baby who wouldn't register on the growth chart at our first pediatrician appointment and these measurements are not adjusted for her prematurity. As a matter of fact, the doctor said that it looks like she has finally outgrown her prematurity! Hearing that makes me one happy mommy! It also reminds me that we serve a great God and it is through him that received yet another miracle in our happy, healthy baby girl! He has truly blessed us beyond what we deserve!
The doc also said that Roxy is a true toddler now. Not listening, demanding attention, temper tantrums. Yep. We've been experiencing them all lately. But I have to agree with the doc again that even though these are typical symptoms of a toddler and not always pleasant, the smiles and joys of watching a small person learn so much so quickly and absorb everything around them is the most amazing time. Roxy never fails to amaze me each day with something she's learned to do or say.
One last boo-boo stick and some showing off by Roxy and we were ready to leave.
Once we got to Nana Pam's, Roxy found her pal, Waverly, and they just hugged like they hadn't seen each other for ages. Mommy got to leave without any tears. My baby's growing up :(