Caroline’s 15 Month Stats

Yesterday was Caroline’s 15 month well-baby check-up. She got a finger poke and two shots and was pretty pissed off about it for about 20 minutes but forgave me thanks to chicken nuggets and some fruit snacks. She is willing to forgive almost ANYTHING for fruit snacks. They didn’t mention anything about her lead test results so I’m guessing they came back fine, although I’m kicking myself for not ASKING. Lead poisoning isn’t something you want to screw around with. I don’t have a specific reason to be concerned (you know, besides living in a house that’s probably full of lead paint) but I’d rather know YES or NO for sure instead of assuming no news is good news.

15 month stats:

Height: 28 1/2 inches (about the 10th percentile)
Weight: 20 pounds, 9 ounces (25th percentile)
Head circumference: 46.8 cm (75th percentile)

Big head, teeny tiny baby. She continues to freak people out in public by climbing, running, standing on tall things and generally acting like a toddler while still looking like she’s barely old enough to be walking. Evan was 20 pounds at only 6 months (HOLY CRAP!) and 23 pounds and 31 inches at 15 months, so it looks like Caroline is destined to be a gymnast or a jockey instead of a linebacker. Or maybe a rocket scientist, since obviously her brain is gigantic. I kind of love that she’s a peanut though – it’s saved me a fortune in baby clothes.

If I may venture into “horribly braggy mommy blogger” territory for a minute, I was kind of annoyed the doctor wasn’t more impressed with Caroline’s skills. I know there’s a huge range of normal when it comes to developmental milestones, but when I told her my 15 month old can follow directions like “Go find your milk and bring me the cup” she could act a LITTLE bit like it’s a big deal. That’s on the BabyCenter chart for 22 months! Tell me she’s super smart! Encourage me to sign her up for gifted baby classes immediately! VALIDATE ME!!!! The doctor was mildly impressed when after using her stethoscope to listen to Caroline’s heart and lungs Caroline took it from her and tried to listen to her own heart. Maybe she wasn’t impressed as much as she was blown away by the ridiculous cuteness because OMG SO CUTE AND SMART.

Ahem. Sorry. It’s just hard not to do cartwheels of joy when I talk about my kids sometimes. I’m awful.

In other news, the doctor said she’s getting her molars, so this is probably the LAST time I’ll gush about how awesome she is for a few weeks.

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12 Responses to “Caroline’s 15 Month Stats”

  1. Kimberly says:

    She is just as smart as she is cute :) You’re a lucky mommy!

  2. Robyn says:

    Go ahead and brag Mama! Your baby IS awesome! I would totally call and ask about the lead test…i hate that whole “we’ll call you if there’s something to be concerned about.” Sometimes things get missed and they forget to call. I have no shame being the psyco who always calls for bloodwork results the next day.

  3. Sarah says:

    I was reading this post and it suddenly dawned on me that Attia and Caroline are the same age! That’s awesome! :)

  4. Sarah says:

    I was reading this post and it suddenly dawned on me that Attia and Caroline are the same age! That’s awesome! :) And you’re totally allowed to brag about your genius baby!!

  5. Amanda says:

    She is so tiny, what a little peanut! Zoey just had her 9 month appointment and she is already 28″ and 17lbs, stick them together and they will look the same size! Haha And now I am picturing teeny tiny Caroline on a horse. She would make an adorable jockey.

  6. Audrey says:

    lol! I’ve been excited about the same behaviors in Del, actually! Just this morning I said, “Go get your blanket if you want to take a nap” and she wandered out of the room and came back with her pink blankie. OUR DAUGHTERS ARE GENIUSES!!! Caroline is a bit tinier than Del, it seems. Del has that 75% head circumference thing too, but she was like 23 lbs at her 15 month appt.

  7. Lori says:

    Kiddos come in all shapes and sizes, I say. My little boy is 32″ tall but only 21 lbs at 20 months – talk about a lollipop! But Caroline is adorable and definitely a genius…so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

  8. OMGOSH Caroline is a smart genius baby! She will grow up to be a doctor! or a rocket scientist! or or a fruit snack maker?

    Seriously its not bragging when everyone knows its true.

  9. Brigid Keely says:

    ah ha ha ha ha! Yay Caroline!

    FYI, we were told that we’d only get a call about lead if there was A Problem with the levels, but that we could call in after X date to confirm. Some areas of Chicago (where we are) have Big Problems With Lead, and our pediatrician’s office is aware of the issue.

  10. barbra says:

    Caroline is totally a genius!! and super adorable!

  11. Wow, she IS tiny. Noah was 30″ and 23 lbs. at his 9-month appointment. I don’t think he’s gotten any taller, but I’m pretty sure he’s heavier.

    • And I’m totally commenting again because I put the wrong blog address in the CommentLuv box. To post something actually relevant: I totally am impressed by Caroline attempting to listen to her own heartbeat.

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