Kaiya went in for her 9 month well baby check-up the day after she turned 9 months. We love Dr. Carolan, as I've probably mentioned before. Here are her stats:
Weight: 18 lbs. 12 oz.
Head: 17 inches
I seriously think I wrote down her length wrong, though, because at her 6 month appointment, she measured 24" and she's definitely grown more than 1/2". So I'll have to confirm and update that at her next appointment. Which, by the way, her next appointment won't be until after she turns ONE!!! Seriously? Is it that close already? She's growing up too fast...
Anyway, along with the regular check-up, she received a Hepatitis B booster and had a blood test done. They did the blood test first to test her iron levels. They do a little toe prick, and collect the blood similar to how they do it when you have a cholesterol check, they suck up the blood with a little tiny tube. Well, of course Kaiya didn't like that...especially cause her feet are super sensitive. Well, Nurse Flo collected what she needed and put a band-aid on it, eventhough the band-aid was too big and almost falling off. She then went ahead and did the Hep B booster, which Kaiya had no problem with. Dr. Carolan told us her iron levels were normal and we were on our way.
Daddy and Kaiya had to drop mommy off at work, and on the way there daddy looked in the mirror and said Kaiya had something in her mouth. So mommy crawled back there to take whatever it was out, and of course it was her band-aid!!! And it wasn't bloody anymore....so GROSS!!!! She was chewing away on it like it was baby gum. Barf. But pretty funny at the same time.
So that's the story of Kaiya's 9 month well baby check-up. Here she is watching Aunty Flo collect her blood sample...can you see her rolls starting to fade away. So sad.