Hadley's 12 month check up was stressful, to say the least. She weighed in at only 17.12 lbs and 28 inches long. The concern with this is that she only weighed 16.9 at 9 months. She seems to be falling off of the growth chart. Let me just say that I am irritated with the military doctors because I have always been concerned about her weight. I thought something was off at her 9 month appointment, but the doctor said she was perfect even though she was in the 3rd percentile then.
So, the doctor ordered a bunch of blood tests to rule out anemia, thyroid issues and other illnesses. I'm trying to be positive and think that it's just normal for her since her daddy and I are short and small people. They want us to come back in 2 weeks to have her urine tested if nothing comes back in her blood. That requires a cathedar. I think I am going to pass on that. I can't imagine doing that to her for what I think is not necessary. I think she is a healthy, active toddler. So, any well wishes sent our way would be much appreciated.