Nora and I headed to the pediatrician this morning for her 15 month check-up. As usual, there was lots of drama involved due to the shots and the fact that Nora HATES (loathes, despises) when the doctor touches her with a stethoscope. However, she is doing great now and Momma treated her to some Chick-fil-a to make it all better.
Here are Nora's new stats: She weighed in at 20 lbs., 7 oz. (25th percentile). She is 30.5 inches long (just over 50th percentile) and her head is also just over the 50th percentile. She's a long and skinny Minnie, but the doc said she looks great! She is in the 12-15 month age range for all of her motor skills and is in the 18 month range in verbal skills (surprise, surprise!).
I did ask him if he was concerned that she is still not walking, and he reassured me that all was fine developmentally and to not be worried. He said that she apparently doesn't feel a need to walk since she gets around so well by scooting. That will change soon, I'm sure. She's pulling up all the time now on everything, so hopefully cruising won't be far away.
Here are some of Nora's new words: "ten tu" (thank you), "mau" (mail, milk, more...she uses that sound interchangeably for those things), "nau" (no), "cwa cuh" (cracker), "baby," "Momma," "Dadda," "Mamy" (Amy). There are tons more that I am just not thinking of at the moment. She is a great mimicker these days and repeats almost anything you ask her to. She loves to tickle and be tickled. She makes the cutest noise when she comes up to tickle you. Also, she likes to point out all of her body parts (eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, tongue, ears, hair, fingers, feet, etc.) and shes into her belly button, too! She is so much fun and always keeps us on our toes!
We are heading to New Orleans this Friday. Nora and I fly out Friday morning, and Jonathan will drive down on Saturday. I am so excited for my folks to see her because they haven't seen us since Nora's birthday in August and she has just changed so much! We will head to Jackson, MS, on Tuesday of next week to celebrate Thanksgiving with Jonathan's family. It should be lots of fun!