Yesterday, Maddie had her 15 month well check. (Yes, Taylor received a kiddie digital camera for her birthday and Maddie received 3 shots. Talk about life not being fair). I was utterly shocked to learn she had only gained 2 pounds in the last 3 months. Seriously? As you all well know, she eats all.the.time. Massive amounts of food at each sitting. She looks much bigger to me, especially her belly fit to play Santa Claus at the local mall. Hmmm. She is exactly 50th percentile in height, weight and head circumference. I'll read that to mean she's perfectly even!
Maddie has never been sick (knock on wood), at least nothing more serious than a snotty nose a few times and a low-grade fever twice, I think from teething. I do a lot of things wrong as a parent. I yell, I curse in front of my kids, I lose my patience over minor things, I yell, I give sweets too often, did I mention that I yell? Maybe it's all dumb luck, but I like to think I am doing a good job on the health front. I like to think that she (or Taylor for that matter) is never sick because I nursed her for 13 months, because of the wide selection of fresh fruits and veggies I feed her, because I stay home with her instead of putting her in daycare. Again, maybe we are just lucky because she hasn't been exposed, but I hope she is so healthy because I am doing a few things right.