12 Month Well Banshee

October 23rd, 2009

Miss Mouse had her twelve month well baby today. In her first year of life, she grew ten inches and gained about thirteen pounds. She currently weighs in at 20 lbs 12 oz and measures an impressive 31 inches.

She’s still holding strong in the 95th percentile for her height, but has dropped to the 45th percentile for weight. Apparently this is pretty normal as babies become mobile — all that waddling around stretches them out for a bit before they pork up again.

Poor babe also got her latest round of shots — two of them, and she was not happy about it. She screamed bloody murder for about ten minutes at the office and then continued to fuss and mewl and shriek all the way to the grocery store and throughout our brief shopping trip.

It was really the first time I’d been out in public with her when she was in full freak-out mode. I tried to stride nonchalantly through the store, pretending that I was not actually pushing a small blotchy banshee around in the cart with me. But I was pretty self-conscious. I felt particularly bad in the checkout line as she regaled the gentleman behind us with tales of her woes. But he leaned forward with a smile and said, “I remember those days. You’re doing great.”

Bless him.

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