We took Miss G to her new pediatrician today, just to make sure she had been given the right inoculations and all that jazz. The head of pediatrics at Taiwan Adventist Hospital, this doctor was the same one who reviewed her referral file to double check the medical information. He seems to be a nice guy. He remembered me, at least, which was good. Although it was probably unusual to see a foreigner with a stack of papers about a baby, but with no ACTUAL baby in hand. So perhaps I was memorable.
Today's visit went well. We mostly talked about shots. We also talked about things that were on our minds, like is her head abnormally flat (probably not) and is that strange wheezing sound she makes every so often normal (yes). We also received confirmation that she is a big girl. At nine months, she is 9.6 kilos, or about 21 pounds. Which puts her in the 75-90% range for her peers. The nurse saw her weight and wrote "a little fat" right next to it on the chart. Heh. Despite the nurse's proclamation, neither we nor the doctor are worried about her weight. Now that we are home, she is eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies (super baby food!). When she is full, she stops eating. I just hope that she doesn't lose her lovely chubby cheeks as she grows.
As we were packing up to leave, the doctor said, "She doesn't look like a girl." We had heard this before, so we immediately pointed out that she was indeed wearing pink. But interestingly, he then said, "No, that was not what I meant. Most boys are very active and verbal in my office, while girls don't move around much. Your baby is behaving like a boy."
To which I promptly and proudly responded, "That's my daughter!"