We took Bella in for her nine month checkup today. It went well and she’s doing well. She’s now 28 inches tall, didn’t gain quite as much weight as I’d expected (she’s only 19 lbs, 8 oz), but the doctor reminded us of her bout with the stomach bug and said that with her height and head measurements he’s not concerned at all. She gave a great demonstration of her lung capacity while the doctor examined her.
No immunizations this time. But a finger stick for some blood work. That got her screaming loudly enough. Then we had to entertain her long enough for the pink band aid to do its work and staunch the bleeding. It had to be removed before we got into the car lest she suck it off and attempt to swallow it on the way home.
She fell asleep on the way home and took a nice hour and a half nap in the car seat, which I should have taken advantage of but didn’t.
Now she’s playing happily with her toys, chattering to herself. Her usual sunny Bellaness.