Wednesday, 9 July 2008


Hi there!

I took Molly to the health nurse last night for her 18 month check-up thingy. We have changed nurses and I was a little nervous about it but it turned out to be really great. The nurse totally focussed on the whole picture and was very careful but natural in observing everything she needed to. Molly trusted her immediately. Molly now weighs 10.3kg which, for the 1st time has brought her UP a line on the growth curve! I knew her ferocious little appetite would show up eventually!

She's now between the 25th and 50th percentile for weight, right on average for height and above average for head circ.

It was a great relief to find someone who looks at the whole picture (including commenting that she had exceptional vocab and communication skills) and was happy to support me in my decision not to vaccinate her against chickenpox.

Yay for the city of Maribyrnong!

5 of you love me enough to comment...:

Chris H said...

I wouldn't vaccinate against chickenpox either... so not necessary! That is one cool/funky photo of you all! LOVE IT.

FattPanda said...

I love the photo of you guys!
I havent vaccinated Joss against the pox either, she had a mild dose of them about 6 months ago so I see no reason to vaccinate her when shes had them, although the dr said to still get it done. Im glad you have a nurse that supports your decision as a family not to get this vaccination. Are you getting the others done?

Nicky said...

I have had the chicken pox 12 times...... and I am allergic to the vaccination! Oh how I wish I could have it LOL!

How cute is that photo!!!! Make sure you frame that one!


Miss Beck said...

i agree with Nicky - FRAME that picture. It's a classic!

Great work finding a great health care nurse.

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

Love the pic... Definitely a framer.....