Thursday, September 17, 2009

Macie's 1-Year Stats

Macie's one-year check-up was on Tuesday morning. It went as well as could be expected, considering she had to get 4 shots (3 vaccinations plus the first round of the flu shot). But they also had to draw some blood. Which reminds me. I can't, for the life of me, figure out why they can't devise a process better than pricking a baby's little finger (that part seemed okay, technology-wise, since they used a little box-type thing instead of an old-school stick pin) and then trying to get said baby, now screaming her head off, to hold her finger still enough so that the nurse can get the tiny trickle of blood to somehow drop into the smallest little tube you've ever seen. There must be a better way.

But Mac survived it all, and her favorite part was following the nurses around inside their nurses' station, "helping" with the various piece of paperwork that they were supposed to give me about the immunizations. At that point, Macie would have done anything to not have to be stuck inside that little room filled with painful memories of shots and blood!

So here are Macie's stats, and, for comparison's sake, Ivie's at a year, too:


Weight: 21 pounds, 8 ounces (50th percentile)
Length: 29 1/4 inches (50th percentile)
Head: 47 centimeters ("big", as described by our nurse)


Weight: 20 pounds, 11 ounces
Length: 29 inches
Head: 46 1/4 centimeters

I'm a little surprised that Macie is a bit taller than Ivie was. Macie seems shorter to me, but maybe it's because she's still got those adorable chubby legs - that extra pound is all in her thighs!

Ivie (1 year)

Macie (1 year)

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