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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

9 Month Checkup & Ear Infection

9 Month Checkup & Ear Infection

Emily had her nine month well-baby checkup yesterday. She's doing great except she's got ear infection #3. I'd taken her in a few days ago to get her ears checked because she started waking up a lot at night and her nose was running. At that time the doctor (not her regular physician) said her ear was inflamed but not infected so he wanted me to wait before putting her on an antibiotic. Her cold got worse after that and I guess that's why the ear got infected. She seems happy though and not in any pain and she started the antibiotic yesterday. Now for the good stuff.

Emily weighs 20 lbs 3 oz. and is in the 75th percentile for weight and head circumference and 50th for height. She's on target with everything cognitively (bangs toys together, makes eye contact, turns her head when you call her name, says "mama"). She's a bit behind with mobility, but I think she just wants to walk and is not interested in crawling. She loves to stand on her own too.

Here she is standing on her own with the help of one of her toys. Don't be fooled, she's not really ready to do this without supervision. She fell backward about 30 seconds after I snapped this shot and hit her head on the rug.


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