Monday, July 8, 2013

6 month appointment

This morning, Charlotte had her 6 month appointment.  I usually try to do it right on the day they turn that age, but she was late on her 4 month one because of scheduling, which pushed them all back.  I hate it.

At 6 months, they measured Charlotte at 26.75 inches (which I think was off , way too short), 15 lbs and 12 ounces and a 42 cm head circumference.

The appointment was going fairly well.  Samantha kept insisting it was her turn to get a check-up and Charlotte was acting as though she'd be thrilled to switch places.  Her heart murmur is still there, which we expected.  She's showing some growth from her last visit.  She's hitting all of her milestones and then some.  (She's finally sitting up on her own in a steady fashion)  And then it came time for her hips to be checked.

That did not go so well.

Her doctor thinks that Charlotte might have an issue with her hips.  She said there's a possibility that her hip is not properly in the socket and that her left leg appears to be a tiny bit shorter than the right.  There's no way to know for sure without an ultrasound and the earliest we can get in is July 24th.  So, July 24th it is...

The rest of her appointment involved her vaccines, and Samantha still wanting her turn.  If only it were time for flu shots, it would have worked out perfectly!

Since vaccines, we've been nursing away a low grade fever and playing with a baby who goes back and forth between pure joy and pure misery.

Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day and the doctor is beyond wrong about her poor little hips.

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