Today my mom and I took Crosby to visit my old pediatrician for a "well child" visit. Since we know we will eventually be moving back to the US and due to the lack of regular "well child" visits at pediatrician's offices in the UK (actually there are no specific pediatricians for children through the NHS in England, unless there are problems and then a pediatrician would be considered a "specialist"), I decided it would be a good idea to start a medical history for Crosby here in the US and also just wanted to have piece of mind with a doctor I've known to review her here.
I was pleased to have taken Crosby to the doctor's office today to confirm the fact that she is a healthy growing little girl! She is at the 99th percentile for her height and weight and is at the 90th percentile for her head size. Crosby is just over 17 lbs already and is 26 1/2 inches tall at only 3 months of age! I sure do have an arm workout on my hands....
The not-so-fun part of the visit for Crosby was the start of her Hep B shot series. The UK does not immunize for Hep B but they do here in the US, so I wanted to make sure she started the series. It will work out well that she will be able to get the second round of this shot in the fall when Crosby & I come home for another visit. I also found out that she missed the roto-virus shot in the UK, and they do immunize for that here in the US. Unfortunately the shot has to be given before a baby is 2 months old, so we have missed the window for Crosby. Luckily it's not a serious shot but it just means we may have a bought of a virus on our hands before Crosby turns 2.
Sitting on the exam table with mom - just where I used to sit!
Getting those ears checked out....all was well. We are so lucky to have a healthy, growing, and happy little baby girl!