Monday, March 14, 2011
Everyone describes small babies as "peanuts." I don't know why, but it's easily the most-used word to describe Nora since the day she was born. We hear it from everyone: "What a peanut!" And we use it ourselves, too. I just think it's kind of interesting when you step back and think about it. Where did that originate?
Our peanut continues to be a peanut. She had her six-month well-baby pediatrician's appointment today, and she weighs in at 13 lbs., 3 oz. (less than 10%); she is 25 inches long (25%); and I don't know her head measurement exactly, but it was 40%. Despite the differences in the percentiles, she's pretty well-proportioned. And despite being somewhat teeny, she has been declared perfectly healthy.
And, in our doctor's words, she's "not even close" to teething. I guess I am totally imagining things! I guess it'll be a little while before I get to tell you all about that amber teething necklace she's wearing in the above picture--I have to know whether it works first, and she needs some teeth for that! Hmph. ;)