September 30, 2008

Yep, She's Brilliant

Both of my children are brilliant. I am not just saying that because I am their mom either. They are a couple of smarty pants. And darling to boot (ok, maybe that's the mom talking).

Meg's 18 month well child check went well. {18 months already??? Did I blink? I think I missed something.} She weighs 22 lbs and is 33 1/2 inches tall. She's in the 15% for height and the 82% for weight. She's meeting all of her milestones and has more than made up for arriving on earth a little early. There are no concerns or complications. Here's where the brilliant part comes in.

My daughter talks, a lot. She is a chatter box. I thought my son had a lot of words at her age, but she is one super talker. A med student came in first and started the well child interview that went something like... Can your baby stack blocks? yes, three. Does your baby have a 20 word vocabulary? YES... more like 60. She speaks in sentences now. Can your baby undress herself? Does she scribble when given the chance? Can she climb and run? Yes, You should see my cabinets, Yes and yes. While we were going through all of this the Doctor came in. He knelt down to Meg's level and she walked over to him. He says to her, "Hi there, pretty girl, what's your name?" To which she answers as clear as day "Meggie." He about fell over. He looks at me and says "I didn't expect her to answer me." To which I reply "You asked her." At the end of the appointment they ask if there are further concerns and I tell them No, I think my child is brilliant. He said he was pretty impressed with her and thinks she's brilliant too. I told him to note it in her medical chart. Nothing like having brilliance in writing.

Just for fun, here are some of Meg's favorite phrases:

No Baby, Nope, Let me Out, I stuck, Muck, Muck Muck (Milk) cup, Mama, Daddy, Bugga, Brudda, go bus, Go Go, outside wee (swing), Elmo on, coat on, Gamma (grandma), eat, hungry, juice, and nana mama. She also knows some animals like cat, kitty, dog, bird, cow and some version of squirrel. This is not a comprehensive list, but enough to bore you.

Here's hoping for a lifetime of learning and brilliance. Who knows what The Plan is for her? Amazing things are coming her way and I am so grateful to be her mom.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Way to go Meggie! Impress those doctors!