We had another A+ doctor’s visit with Rosie last week — her eight-month appointment. (Can you believe it?) They’re gonna have to get a bigger scale and a longer tape measure, soon.
Rosie’s growth is steady at the top of the chart:
Weight: 22 lbs 11 oz (98th percentile)
Height: 29.75” (99.5th percentile)
Head circumference: 45 cm (86th percentile)
Photo: Lucy gets on the horn with the Guiness Book of World Records to report her sister.
Rosie is so tall that the nurse actually gave her a 100th percentile rating! (Too bad this is a statistical impossibility.) We continue to be amused at the disparity between Rosie’s and Lucy’s infancy growth rates. While Lucy has always been on the tall end, even she was almost three inches shorter than Rosie is at eight months. And Rosie weighs fully six pounds more at eight months than her sister did! Even at 18 months, Lucy was still a pound shy of where Rosie is today. No wonder I’m selling the BabyBjÃ¶rn (which I used with Lucy until she was over ten months old) on Craig’s List!
Dr. Minkus was pleased to hear about Rosie’s excellent activity level — crawling, sitting up, pulling up. He predicted that her top two teeth would burst through soon (though nothing yet, but we are on the lookout). He affirmed our choice to start Rosie on some soft finger foods about a month ago and was glad to hear that she was learning to eat them well.
Mama continues to be pleased with her fabulous doctor-visit idea of bringing a sleepsack along to the pediatrician’s — in which Rosie stays nice and toasty (and modest) during that long wait between getting weighed and getting examined. And it stays on better than a little robe!
Lucy was a great cheerleader once again, helping Rosie to stay strong through her vaccinations. Rosie barely cried at all this time! She had a blast looking in the mirror, getting bounced on our knees, and watching her sister bounce all over the examination room. For a special treat, we picked up McDonald’s for lunch on the way home, although Rosie had to be content with Cheerios for the time being. Our main task right now is preventing Lucy from trying to sneak Rosie a french fry!