January 29, 2013

Pediatric Linguistics

Pediatrician: "So she's looking happy and healthy."

M.O.M. (carrying Princess Teacup): "That's great."

Pediatrician: "And her diet?"

Me: "Uhm, to be honest, she eats whatever we eat.  A lot of vegetables, chicken, fresh fruits.  Nothing processed.  We try to be healthy. But I'm afraid that we're over-feeding her.  She's huge."

Pediatrician: "Well, looking at her growth and development chart...oh wow.  She's actually underweight for her height.  She's in the 97th percentile for height and the 90th percentile for weight."

Me (whispering to the M.O.M.): "I told you she's a monster!"

Princess Teacup (whispering back): "Raaaaawrrr!"

Pediatrician: "How about her vocabulary? At 18 months, we generally like to see them repeating words and putting together 1-2 words-"

Princess Teacup (handing the M.O.M. the iPhone she had been playing with): "Oh no Mama! I can't do it! I can't do it Mama! Oh no!"

Pediatrician: "...so....yeah...she's doing great!"

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