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Well Baby: 03/07/07
Today was Harriet's six month well baby appointment and her last round of immunizations until her first birthday. Except for her first shot, she was a chatty and giggly girl. She wanted to get her hands on all of her doctor's equipment. When the doctor and I were talking, Harriet smiled when she recognized words (like the names of her favorite songs and mention of the cat).
Like Sean, Harriet is a tall, skinny baby with a big head. For height she comes out dead center on the growth chart (50%). For weight she's slipped a little to the 17% but the doctor isn't worried because Harriet is "all muscle" as she put it. Then there is Harriet's head; her growth chart for her head is a straight line. It's not following the growth curve, it's just shooting straight up. She's clocked in at 95% for head size.
As Harriet has a cold, she had her ears, throat and chest checked out. Her ears are fine (by now Sean was on his forth ear infection) as are her throat and her lungs.
Mostly though we talked about what Harriet's day is like and what sort of activities she and I do together. The doctor seemed pleased at how things are going and the milestones that Harriet has reached. She was especially impressed with Harriet's social skills. When we were saying our good-byes and the doctor offered her hand for me to shake, Harriet offered hers in return. So the doctor ended up shaking both our hands!
Harriet's next checkup is in June.