Maddie had a doctor's appointment today. You know, the one where she was getting her 15 month shots (at 19 months)?
That was fun - explaining why we were so "tardy" to the doctor (her words, not mine).
Anyways - the fun stuff was checking all the "yes's" on the 18 month developmental checklist - because you know, my daughter, she's a GENIUS!!!
- Does she follow simple instructions? I'm like, hell yes! She'll even follow mildly difficult instructions, send random emails from my blackberry, crank call relatives long distance and erase PVR'd programs. GENIUS I tell you.
- Can she run? I actually asked for clarification on this one - like, does it count if she falls a lot, but tries to run? Because that's my girl - she may not have a lot of coordination, but she's a TRIER.
- Can she speak 5 words or more (words may not be easily understood). Dude?!? She can speak HUNDREDS of not-easily-understood words. We were calling it gibberish, but if you will call it vocabulary - well, that's cool too...
- Does she give affection to people, pets or objects? Does herself, in the mirror, count? Because I don't think I've met a person who loves themselves more. Narcissus, Madeleine. You say po-tay-toe, I say po-tah-toe...
In all seriousness, she passed it all, she got weighed (on the BIG GIRL SCALE - I was like, dude, you won't be so excited about stepping on a scale in 20 years, but for now, yay!), and she got measured. She's 23 pounds and 28+ inches. 25% percentile. My tiny little Miss Button...