Ten months and 0%

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our sweet Claire Louise is 10 months!
She is still the most mellow baby I have ever met! She isn't quite crawling but she is getting really close. She has two bottom teeth and I know it won't be long before those top ones pop through. She is so happy all the time and she loves when Kenley is around. Kenley has the ability to make Claire absolutely roar with belly laughs!

She is starting to like food more but she still isn't crazy about it. I let her try some Kamut Puffs the other day and she really seemed to enjoy feeding herself!

Claire had a Dr. appointment on Monday. She weighed in at 14 pounds 7 ounces which is 0%, 26.25 inches for length which is 3rd %, and 44.5 centimeters for head circumference which is 50th %. So she is little like her sister with a big head :).

I am not concerned about her weight! We just have small kids, and quite frankly, I don't think that it is the worst thing in the world to be small!

I am just too "hippie" for mainstream doctors :) but I have learned that it is just best to bite my tongue and listen to "Condescending Collins" (The Pediatrician) as she talks about formula and switching Claire to cows milk (even though I have told her that Claire gets super sick when I eat cow dairy) and chemicals to put on her cradle cap and blah blah blah :).

She still did have to do a blood test.
She has such tiny veins that the corpsmen on base couldn't find them so we had to go over to Providence for them to take her blood. The nurses there couldn't find her veins either so 2 hours later a pediatric specialist finally came to take her blood. Waste of a day!

I can't believe that just 10 months ago we were looking at our tiny baby lying in an incubator just longing to hold her! What an amazing blessing Claire is!


Carol Blanchet said...

You are an amazing mommy! Your girls look happy and healthy! Now that Claire is following the same pattern as Kenley - you can know that you just small kids! NO WORRIES! YOU know your kids best!
Try just a little oil (baby or other) on her cradle cap when she's in the bath, then comb her hair. It works great! :-)

Jenny said...

I can't believe Claire is 10 months old! Wow, time is flying by. I am so glad to hear that you have the confidence to stand up for what you think is right for your kiddos. Yay for precious petite sweethearts! Love you and miss you Ronks! I'll have to post Aiden's 9 month ck up stats so you can see how BIG he is :)

Dave & Amy said...

is your pediatrician Dr Collins at the navy base??? oh yes, we have feelings towards her. Do you think she even LIKES kids? Thankfully the base quit taking retirees, so we get to go somewhere else.

Keri Ronk said...

Yes! Dr. Collins on the Navy base! I actually think that she doesn't like people :)

Steph said...

Claire is so lucky to have a mommy that loves her for who she is, and not who some doctor thinks she should be! You keep doing what you think is right, because MOM KNOWS BEST! You're with her 24-7! What do they know!? <3