Abigail’s 3 year pediatrician appointment was on Wednesday and I’m happy to say that watching Doc McStuffins has truly paid off. She answered all the doctor’s questions, followed all the instructions, and didn’t shed a tear. She was such a champ, she was so brave, and I’m pretty sure she walked out of there feeling very proud of herself for being such a big girl.
She had her sidekick along (baby Mac) and Mommy and Daddy (who was on his phone half the time working, of course) there for support.
I’m sure many of you remember Abby’s 2 1/2 year appointment and everything the doctor said about her speech (refresh your memory here), and while we feel like she’s made HUGE strides in the past 6 months, this new doctor we met with said that she’d like to “understand more of what Abby’s saying.” She asked if Abby is 75% intelligible to other people and I said, “no.” I think she’s approximately 50-60% intelligible to other people and about 90% intelligible to me (but I’m around her all the time and understand the context of everything she’s saying and I also know all her common phrases and favorite things). Anyway, 75% seems pretty high to me considering the “conversations” I’ve had with other 3 year olds who don’t belong to me. But, I’m not a doctor, so I suppose they know what they’re talking about…
Anyway, the doctor also commented that Abby “obviously has the information, knows a lot, and has plenty to say,” she’d just like to hear better enunciation. Understandable. We agree. The takeaway from her appointment this time around is that we have nothing to worry about at this point. She thinks that as she starts school and once she’s around more kids her own age on a regular basis, her clarity and enunciation will improve. If it doesn’t improve at that point, we can have her meet with a speech therapist.
Sounds fair to me. I’m not going to worry. Not for one second.
The other item we had to address is Abby’s trigger thumb. Since it’s still something that affects her (it normally goes away on its own by the age of 3), we will have to meet with a pediatric surgeon to get it fixed. Something to look forward to…
Overall, Abby is in perfect health. She’s still growing like a weed and she’s happy as a clam.
And as usual, here’s a little recap of the past three years!
1.25.11 (1st Doctor Appointment)
Height: 18.99″ (~50th percentile)
Weight: 6.82 lbs (~25th percentile)
Head Circumference: 13.19″ (~30th percentile)
7.25.11 (6 Month Doctor Appointment)
Height: 25.6″ (~50th percentile)
Weight: 15.05 lbs (~30th percentile)
Head Circumference: 16.53″ (~30th percentile)
1.30.12 (12 Month Doctor Appointment)
Height: 29.75″ (~70th percentile!!!)
Weight: 20.8 lbs (~40th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18.25″ (~75th percentile)
4.25. 12 (15 Month Doctor Appointment)
Height: 31.5″ (~80th percentile – she’s a weed!!!)
Weight: 22.5 lbs (~50th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18.5″ (~85th percentile – big dome…big brain!)
8.6. 12 (18 Month Doctor Appointment)
Height: 33.5″ (~90th percentile – she’s still a weed!!!)
Weight: 25 lbs (~65th percentile – Mommy’s not the only one who’s been growing)
Head Circumference: 19″ (~85th percentile – big dome…big brain!)
1.24.13 (2 Year Doctor Appointment)
Height: 36 1/4″ (~97th percentile)
Weight: 28 lbs (~70th percentile)
7.18.13 (2 1/2 Year Doctor Appointment)
Height: 37″ (~95th percentile)
Weight: 32 lbs (~90th percentile)
1.29.14 (3 Year Doctor Appointment)
Height: 40″ (~97th percentile)
Weight: 37 lbs (~90th percentile)
Until next time,