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Friday, August 18, 2006

First Steps!!!

Yesterday was an eventful day. I left work in the middle of the day to take Maayan to her new doctor for her 1 year check-up. Everything was fine while we were in the waiting room playing with the toys there but from the minute we walked into the examining room she was not pleased. First the nurse tried to measure her head and Maayan showed us how strong she is by ripping it off her head many times. Then she objected to sitting on the scale, I really thought she was going to crawl off of it. She is still pretty small but did gain weight and get taller. She is now 18lbs, 14oz (~10th percentile) and 26 ¾ inches (still under the 5th percentile). The doctor didn’t think that the head measurement made sense and had to do it again and after I held Maayan down she got a more accurate measurement (which was smaller). Maayan wasn’t very happy about the exam which didn’t make things fun for me or the doctor, there was lots of screaming and crying.

The doctor told me that Maayan needs to go to an allergist since we don’t yet know if she’s really allergic to milk, soy and eggs. The egg allergy is important b/c she can’t have the MMR vaccine until we know so we will be going to the allergist on Monday and hopefully it won’t be too miserable. The best part at the doctor was when we got samples of Alimentum which is the really expensive formula Maayan drinks- the amount we got would have cost $75 if we bought it in the store!

Maayan was happy leave the doctor and get back home to eat lunch and play with her new friend Dani (I work with his mom and Cathy is cousins with his babysitter so they play just about everyday). Cathy told me when I got home that Dani gave Maayan a kiss on her cheek but she didn’t seem to notice- cute huh?

When I got home from work I was playing on the floor with Maayan and she was holding onto my shoulder and she let go and took 2 steps all by herself to get to the coffee table! Cathy was still at the apt. and got so excited that I think Maayan got a little scared and sat down. You could tell from her face that she knew she did something good. She had a huge smile! It was very exciting but I’m sure that in a few weeks we will be thinking about how nice it was before she walked. I guess this means that we should get her shoes at some point.

Not much else to report. I’m about to leave work to go pick up my mom from the airport. She will be here until Tuesday and will be our first guest to sleepover in our “new” apartment. Lisa, Nafi and kids will also be here for the weekend so we should have some good pictures next week.

Good Shabbos!


At August 30, 2006 3:02 PM, Blogger Arica said...

I want to know who was screaming and crying more at the Dr. office....Maayan or Lanie???


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