Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Our little peanut weighed in well yesterday :) She is scaring me with her knowledge of how to get people to do what she wants. She knows that they have bubbles back by where she gets weighed, bp and all that fun stuff. So she kept telling the nurse, "I want bubbles please" before she would stand on the scale, or get measured, or get the bp done, it was so "funny" I guess :) A little scary though, I don't think a two year old should already know how to manipulate people to get what she wants! The nurse was willing to do anything for Bells though, only because Bella was so polite and kept saying please and thank you, we must be doing something right ;)
After that fun stuff we actually got put into a room right away. Usually she gets her weight and everything done, then it's back to the waiting room to wait for the nutritionist, head to one room for that appointment, back to the waiting room again, finally the doctor appointment. This time it was really nice to just get into a room and wait in there for everything.
The nutritionist was thrilled with Bella's weight gain :) Last time she only gained 2.4 grams a day (that is below average for a child her age, 5 grams a day is average). But that was due to her four ear infections and loss of appetite. This time she gained 7.5 grams a day!! I got the same advice, add butter to everything, condiments with calories, blah, blah, blah.
Our doctor was equally happy with the weight gain, but will not release Bella until she has one more appointment with a good gain. So we will be going back in two to three months.
Bella showed off her "acting". The doctor was asking her a question and Bella wouldn't look at her. Then she peeked at the doctor and saw that the doctor was still looking at her, she dramatically leaned on her chair and put her head down, then peeked to make sure we all saw it. The doctor was just cracking up and thinks we have a little actress on our hands :)
So all in all it was a good day. I do wish we didn't have to go back, but hopefully it really will be just one more time!