Friday, February 27, 2009

9-month doc visit

Larkin turned 9 months old today! Alas, my baby is growing up (oh, but what fun it is)! We had a good doctor's visit today and as you can see from her chart, she's "not missing any meals" as her Grandpa Bud likes to say! Larkin weighed in at exactly 20 lbs. She's what I endearingly call my "Chunk-A-Lunk". That kind of has a nice ring to it, no?

Well, my Chunk-A-Lunk got a good report card and a clean bill of health from the doctor this morning, only to come home and start running a low-grade fever only hours later. Hmmm...something is not quite right with that! Larkin has what we generally call "the daycare crud". Nothing major, just good 'ole immune building bacteria and viruses. Well, I apparently caught this crud too, because today I started losing my voice. Yuck.

Anyway, back to Larkin's appointment... she's growing just great and the doctor even predicted that she might be tall when she's grown...he's predicting somewhere between 5'6"-5'8". Wow! He also thinks that she might end up left-handed because her right crown seems like it might be becoming more dominant (which means she'll likely part her hair on the right side of her head). 80% of the time, a right part means left-handedness... well, Larkin's Grandpa Hittle and Great Aunt Mara are both left-handed, but I'm one of the 20% who have a right part and am, I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

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