We just got back from NikkiZ’s well-baby check-up. (Why do I always call them that? No one at the pediatrician’s office does.) She is good to go on all vaccinations until she starts Kindergarten which is AWESOME because no one likes getting shots. She is in the 3% range of weight (tiny) 30% for height (tiny) and her head is still in the 97% range of her age group. She’s still rockin’ her Mama’s melon head.
They heard a heart murmur this time, however. Since it’s the first time they’ve heard it, indicating it’s not the more common murmur you hear in a newborn, they want us to get an EKG to just make sure it’s nothing big. MrZ’s mother and a few of her family have mitral valve prolapses so maybe it’s something like that. Who knows. 90% of me is laid back and not worried at all. But 10% of me is kinda concerned.
We found out last week that one of NikkiZ’s classmates has Leukemia. She is currently at St. Jude’s in Memphis. She’ll be 2 in August. She and NikkiZ have grown up together in their short lives and we have pictures of this girl in our albums at home. It’s a very strange thing having this type of tragedy hit in our realm of contact, and I think it’s making me a little sensitive about all things medical in our lives. Babies shouldn’t get sick.
Anyway – the 90% will rule the roost for the next few weeks and that 10% will probably stay quiet until the night before.
All in all though, all is well. She’s happy. She’s healthy. She has a giant head. What more could a mother ask for?