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Reviews:
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Langdon
Baby Angels by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan
Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Damia by Anne McCaffrey
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaurs' Halloween by Liza Donnelly
The Dragon in Lyonesse by Gordon R. Dickson
Ducks in Muck by Lori Haskins
The Earth by Émile Zola
Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
Gems and Minerals by Susan Harris
Geology by Frank Rhodes
Get Off the Unicorn by Anne McCaffrey
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Kings of Albion by Julian Rathbone
The Langoliers by Stephen King
The Library Policeman by Stephen King
Lost and Found by Eliabeth Hess
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
The Player by Michael Tolkin
Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King
Sunday's Child by Edward O. Phillips
A Toad for Tuesday by Russell E. Erickson
Trucks by Byron Barton
(Un)Arranged Marriage by Bali Rai
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

Miscellaneous
225 Books
Browsing without Buying
Eating dinner
Ferdinand
Garden Round Up
Gardening
Getting ready for Kindergarten
Grocery Shopping
Harriet Milestones
Ian's Birthday
A Little Bit of Heaven
More Milestones
Only Three Books
Phone Calls from Far Away Places
Pi Day
Plum Flowers
School Stuff
Soon to be a one car family
Spring Cleaning Round 1
Spring Cleaning Round 2
Storage
Talking to Magnum
Thoughts on Sean
Well Baby
Zero and a Half

Vacation
Buena Vista State Beach
Arch Rock
Big Tree
Second Night in Eureka
Humboldt
Avenue of the Giants

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1 star: Did not finish


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Comments for Well Baby

Hershey barWell 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.

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