Last Thursday (April 7, 2011) Emma had her 18 month appointment at the pediatrician. She got 2 shots but was a total trooper. Of course tears were shed but were soon forgotten. She now weighs 24 pounds and is 32-1/2 inches tall. She's gone down a bit in percentile for her height, she's now in the 70th instead of the 90th but still a tall one. Dr. Grainger told us her limited talking at this point it normal and we sholdn't be worried (yes honestly I was a littled worried - who me? - worried?! who would have thought! Haha!) Ok back to the message at hand. Emma also made a new friend while at the doctor - Dr. Grainger had a medical student working with her and Emma just Loved her! Went walking all over the office with her. Oh and we discussed the possibility of Emma having a milk allergy. Since she's been drinking whole milk we noticed she's a lot more nasaly and stuffy if she drinks a lot of it. Coincidence? Who know. The doc told us to try soy milk and see if there is a difference. Well she hasn't had regular milk now for about 4 days and NO stuffiness. So....we may be buying soy milk from now on!
Let's clean those pearly whites! Yes Emma had her first dentist appointment with Dr. Warr on Monday (April 11, 2011). Interesting. Good word to describe. Shawn and I both went to the appointment but they only allowed 1 parent back with Emma while the teeth cleaning was happening. Shawn was the "bad guy" this time and I waited in the lobby. Oh boy. I could hear Emma plain as day screaming bloody murder. She does NOT like people messing with her teeth. She made it through the appointment and is none worse for the wear. In fact now when she brushes her teeth before bed she opens her mouth wide and let's it be done. This did not happen before her appointment - so we may have had a breakthrough! Yay! While at the dentist it was discovered that Emma has 2 teeth which have come in fused together. More than likely not a big deal - but it could cause her adult teeth to come in the same way. The only thing that would be bad is if both teeth have a root system. If there is only 1 root system no problem. But we won't know all of the until she can have xrays. So no worries for now. Here's a few pics of the dentist event. Before, during and after. Lunch at McDonald's afterwards. After playing in the play place she was good to go!
Time for the randomness! First Emma is big into play balls lately. Once while at Old Navy she grabbed up a pretty pink and purple soccer ball - she just now is learning how to throw and kick it, but she prefers picking it up and throwing it. This past weekend was beautiful weather so outside we went. She had a ball, haha - pun intentended (and yes I am a dork, I know!!)
This past weekend was also the JDRF 5k Walk. Emma wasn't able to walk because of her swim lessons but we met Vee and her granddaughter Samantha for lunch after the walk and took some adorable pictures. The girls both had a phone in thier hands - and were talking and 'texting' up a storm! :)
Emma LOVES Apollo - and luckily he loves her back. And puts up with riding on, hitting, crawling on and other things Emma does to him. He's such a laid back dog. She now just walks up to him randomly to give him hugs and kisses. So sweet.
Now a Mommy tid bit. It has recently been brought to my attention that I over use the exclamation point. Since I had no idea of my overuse I'd like more opinions. In my past blogs do you think I've overused exclamation points? Honestly. I never noticed this little issue before - and now I'm super sensitive to it!