Molly had her 18-month well check today. Mainly, we were interested to see if her body was actually growing. Last time we had her weighed at the doctors’ office, during a visit for a cold back in January, she had not put on a single ounce over the few weeks since her 15-month check. She was stuck at 18 pounds. If we did not see any movement on her weight this time, we might have to start with the blood tests, which besides being a troubling sign, might get ugly, based on past experience.
We did not go in with great expectations, either. Molly had been on another “down cycle” with her eating lately, apparently due to a cold and/or teething, both of which seem to badly suppress her appetite. She is often hostile to the very idea of food. Most mornings when I set her down for breakfast, Molly looks like this:
Back to the well check…we had some cautiously good news. Molly now weighed in at 18 pounds and 12 ounces. She’s small, but definitely growing, and the doctor was happy about that. Coupled with a lot of walking and talking, the doctor was pretty encouraged with the way Molly was coming along. After all, Molly also looks like this once we get her away from the high chair: