Here are Maddie's stats from her appointment today... height 31 inches, weight 23lbs, head circ. 18.25 inches. She's growing right along the 50th percentile line. Her height did go a bit above the line this time so she's definitely growing taller! Overall, she gained just under 2lbs and grew 2.75 inches since her 12 month check-up 3 months ago. Almost an inch a month! It's no wonder she's outgrowing her 12 month clothes at an alarming rate!
Maddie also got 5 shots today :( 4 regularly scheduled vaccines and a flu shot. Two of the vaccines are live viruses (I'm not sure which) that can cause her to have symptoms in one to two weeks. I probably won't even notice since she's teething and already as the symptoms :) Hopefully they don't cause her any problems!
Now to update you on Maddie's vocabulary. This morning she put two words together for the first time! She said "eat banana" :) I'm so proud of her! And, of course, her pediatrician is just amazed at how large her vocabulary is. She said since she has such a large vocab we might have a less stressful time with tantrums, since Maddie is able to communicate better than most children her age. I pray she's right! One challenge, for me, with Maddie being able to communicate so well for her age is that I forget she's only 15 months old! Sometimes I have such high expectations of her and act as if she's 2 years old or older. I get so frustrated when she won't tell me what she wants sometimes and lose patience. I have to constantly remind myself that she's just 15 months old that she isn't able to communicate EVERYTHING as I would like her be able to.