She had had a couple of follow-up appointments the past week. Last Monday we met with our Odo doctor in IC to talk about potential ear tubes for Danielle. Last winter and this Spring Danielle had several consecutive ear infections. Dr. Smith wanted to re-evaluate this month. Danielle did have 1 ear infection in August, but at this appointment her ears look great. They do a little more in depth ear exam than just our regular Pediatrician does. Since her ears looked so great he is going to hold off on tubes for now. If she starts to have them again this winter we will contact him right away and he will make a decision at that time. This was great news that Danielle's ears are looking good!
Yesterday Danielle had her 15 month checkup with our Pediatrician. The scale had her weighing in at 16 pounds 10 ounces....once again 1 full pound less than was IC had her weighing in at last week. SUCH a HUGE difference in scales. We believe her accurate weight is over 17 pounds. She is in 12-18 month clothes for a certain brand, 12 mth fits her perfect, so she is a growing girl. She is 27 3/4 inches long. This little girl has some long legs, that is fine by us! Her BMI is good and her weight is following the curve and her length is in the middle of the curve. Danielle has been eating baby food, Organic Stage 2, fruits and veggies and loving it! We are going to try and increase it and the doctor suggested for us to add a little olive oil for a few extra calories. She will still stay on high calorie formula for now. We will re-evaluate that in December at her 18 mth check.
Danielle is really wanting to crawl, in the worst way! The PT in IC will put her hand under Danielle's belly for a little stability and she is off. She puts her hands and legs up in the air but as soon as she starts to move her legs her arms go to her elbows and as soon as she moves her arms her legs stop moving. She will get it figured out soon. Danielle is sitting with minimal support, we are working on that. Depending on her mood point we can put her hands in the middle and she will sit supporting herself or we can sit with her between our legs and she does great, so she is almost there on this too! Danielle is talking and giggling like crazy! In the mornings she just babbles and babbles it is SO cute. Daddy can really get her giggling. No words yet, mostly vowels, at times we laugh though because it does sound like she says 'HI' in a high pitch voice.
Danielle has 5 teeth now. They have mostly all come in at the same time within the past month fully. She has her top 2 and her bottom 2 and on the top right there is an eye tooth peeking thru. She is looking really like a little toddler now versus just a baby. She doesn't smile so you can see the top toothers yet, so that makes it hard for mom and dad to get pics, but they are there! She sometimes chews her baby food, but no cheerios yet!
So a great week for checkups for our little munchkin. The doctors office was out of the Flu Vaccine so she will be getting it in IC next week. Mommy was pretty irritated considering she is what they call 'high risk' and we have had the appointment for over a month. We were trying to avoid taking her into a sickly doctors office more than 1 time, guess we should have done it with Dylan's last week. So instead of waiting for 2 1/2 weeks for our Pediatrician office to get it we will have it done in IC.
We are so proud of you Danielle. You are growing so big and getting stronger and stronger every day. This week your big brother Dylan started calling you 'baby sissy', it is very cute, other times he copy's us and calls you Danielle Marie, he sure loves you bunches! We believe in you pretty girl, you are our miracle daughter, and we love you SO much! Thank you lord for blessing us with our little girl.~