The kids and I hit the road this morning to take Miriam to her 18 month check-up. Really – 18 months?! It seems like just yesterday I was taking her to her 8 DAY OLD check-up!!!! Anyway … we packed up a few books (of course) and a new CD I was sent to review (more about that soon!!) – and off we went.
So, I thought Miriam’s appointment was at 11:15 a.m. – and we arrived at the pediatrician’s office at 11:10. EARLY for once … but as per my usual bad luck or poor planning or whatever you want to call it, Miriam’s appointment was actually at 11:00 a.m!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Per office policy, if you are 10 minutes late for your appointment, you have to re-schedule and as they had high-need twins coming in at 11:15, there was no room for mercy. THANKFULLY, the doctor had an opening at 1:00 p.m. Since we drove 35 miles to see her, we decided to just stay in that town & do some consignment shop browsing … which was well worth it.
So, we live in the middle-of-no-where, Missouri. But at one consignment store, in the boys’ section, we found athletic wear from not only THE BEST COLLEGE TEAM on the planet (Tennessee!!!) but also one from the second best (Iowa!) and from various other states – Wisconsin? Arizona!!? and Ohio State?!!? Mabye it is because of the military base near by … but it sure was interesting to see all these states represented (we only got the TN shirt, btw).
I also found an umbrella stroller JUST LIKE I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR since FOREVER in the same store where I had my personal baby bedding blessing last fall (follow link to read that story)! I need to go to that store more often!
Miriam had a good check-up aside from the shots and finger pricking. It wasn’t the shots she minded so much, but the cottonball/band-aid combination they put on her finger after her iron/anemia test prick, which made her SO mad … she was FURIOUS, totally indignant – and she worked and worked until she got that band-aid OFF! The nurse, afraid Miriam would bleed all over, put another band-aid (minus the offensive cotton ball) on her finger, which only infuriated Miriam that much more! The nurse said, “well, she won’t get that one off – just take it off in the car later. The bleeding will have stopped by then.” HA.
Just as soon as she said that, Miriam triumphantly pulled that band-aid right off as if there was no sticky left to it and threw it on the ground. That’s showing her (yikes!!).
Other than the band-aids (and there are 2 on her upper leg from the immunizations that we aren’t talking about …), Miriam was a good patient. Little Miss M is still an average size in the 25th-50th percentiles for weight AND height. She weighs 23 lbs and 1 ounce. She is 31 1/2 inches long now. She fits perfectly into most 18 month size clothes.
She’s just her own little person. Andrew & Anna were so much alike in that they were both always in the 90th percentiles, and they were both bald for forever (or very blond. so that they seemed bald). They were both SO SLOW to get teeth too. Miriam already has 12 teeth and strawberry-blondish hair (SO MANY people have commented, “it almost looks like Miriam has RED HAIR.”); her eyes also tend to look green-ish. A&A both have very, very BLUE eyes.
Anna was my photographer today … she took a self-portrait which I think represents her very well: upside down. She came into this world breech over ten years ago and has been somewhat upside down ever since! 😉 I wouldn’t change her though – and love to laugh
at with her every day.