Claire went to the pediatrician today for her 12-month checkup. She weighs 16 lbs 12 oz and is 29 inches long. She dropped off the percentile chart for weight, so they want us to continue giving her PediaSure and come back in 6 weeks for another weight check. She is also still anemic, so we've got to keep giving her vitamins and feeding her meat and other iron-rich foods. She has 5 teeth now and has been feeding herself finger foods for over a month (she refuses to eat baby food anymore). She eats pretty well, she just burns it all off. Maybe we should feed her birthday cake to fatten her up since she really seems to like it.
She had to get several vaccination shots today and got pretty upset. But afterwards the nurse gave her a cherry lollipop, which greatly improved Claire's outlook on life.
She had a cold last week that she caught from me. She ran fever for several days and had a runny/stuffed up nose. We almost canceled her birthday party because she was sick, but the fever broke the day before and she started feeling much better. Today the pediatrician listened to her lungs and looked in her ears and said all was clear.