Wellness Check 18 Months ( Momimhar posted on June 9th, 2012 )

Baby’s 18th month wellness check was pretty fine.  The doctor was very happy to know that my little girl’s development is advanced.  Although the weight gain bothers me, her growth percentile stayed the same since the newborn stage.

My baby’s pediatrician is very friendly and accommodating.  She always asks questions about my baby’s development, how much she eats, and activities at home.  She did not get shots this time because she had an up-to-date immunization.  The doctor gave me a questionnaire for me to answer.  Its purpose is to detect autism.  I was confident that my answers were appropriate according to the development and milestone that my little girl achieves.  There was one question in the sheet that was kind of intriguing.  It goes, “Does your child make unusual finger movements near his/her face?”.  Because I did not quite understand the question, I asked the doctor what it means.  She said if I noticed unusual finger movements near baby’s face when walking, playing, or doing any kind of activities.  My answer was no.  My daughter is healthy, active, and normal.  And we are very thankful for it.

Like I mentioned, I was worried about my baby’s weight gain.  She is did not gain much in three months.  The doctor said that there’s nothing to worry about.  My daughter is very active and healthy.  Some toddlers at this stage grow slowly.  When it was time for physical check, the doctor asked baby a couple of questions and asked to point a few body parts. I was glad that my little girl quickly responded.  The doctor was amused.

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