Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Macie's 18-Month Stats

Macie had her 18-month check-up today. She was NOT a fan of the four vaccination shots, but I, for one, WAS excited that this was the last shot session (at least for vaccines) until she goes to kindergarten. So the Herman clan will get a break from the monster-sized tears until Ivie's prepping for school...

The only thing "of note" from the appointment is that Dr. Dunk saw the watery right eye that the rest of us have noticed with Mac for quite some time. She said that it's probably a blocked tear duct, and suggested we just watch it for now, since most kids will outgrow them by around 18 months (so maybe it will soon pass), and it's not necessary to have a procedure done on it unless it starts to bother her (which it doesn't appear to right now). So we'll keep an eye on that, but, otherwise, she passed her exam with flying colors!

Here are Mac's stats and, as always, for comparison's sake, Ivie's (at that age), too:


Weight: 24 pounds, 15 ounces (50th percentile)
Length: 32 3/4 inches (75th percentile)
Head: 48.1 centimeters (90th percentile)


Weight: 25 pounds, 8 ounces
Length: 33 inches
Head: 48 centimeters

So, comparing these number with those taken at one year, Macie's actually put on less weight than Ivie did. Ivie made a 5-pound jump in those 6 months, while Macie only packed on 3. And they're neck-and-neck when it comes to length and head circumference. Definitely sisters!

Ivie (18 months)

Macie (18 months)