Sanaa is 18 months old today and we spent the morning visiting the doctor for her check up. Overall it was a good check up. The best part was that she didn't need any shots this time. Yea! Made for a much better morning than I anticipated.
Weight: 23 lbs (35th percentile)
Height: 32 inches (55th percentile)
Head circumference: 18 3/4 inches (75th percentile)
They did a quick vision test on her. Her vision is 20/20. I have no idea how they could tell that from the hand held device they used. I've never even seen a little machine like the one they used before. It was pretty cool.
The only surprising thing that occurred was being handed a pamphlet for ECI because Sanaa is not quite where she should be with her expressive language. ECI stands for Early Childhood Intervention and this is the place where I did my internship a couple of years ago while I was working towards my Master's degree.
About a month ago the doctor's office sent me an 18-month questionnaire to fill out. As I filled it out I noticed Sanaa was doing awesome on the her motor skills, receptive language, and social-emotional skills. Her expressive language wasn't so good. I wasn't too worried about it since she was doing so well in all the other areas of development. The doctor questioned me a bit about Sanaa's receptive skills and what she was saying. In the end, the doctor was not overly worried with where Sanaa is with her expressive language and expects Sanaa to just explode over the next weeks/months with her expressive skills. However, the doctor still wanted me to have ECI's info in case Sanaa doesn't start talking a lot and we get worried. But I'm not worried. She's already trying to add new words to her vocabulary and we're probably up to about 8 or 9 words right now.
This picture was from the Sunday before Christmas. The beautiful dress was sent by my mom.
Sanaa had just said "ta-da" after hitting some balls with her toy hammer.
Sanaa giving me her "I don't want you to take my picture" face.