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Laila at 18 months

Three weeks ago, Laila visited the pediatrician for her 18-month checkup. She received DTAP, polio, and flu vaccinations. She is now fortified for a winter of flu exposure. She measured 33 inches (75th percentile), a gain of three inches from her fifteen-month checkup; she weighed in at 23 lbs 12 oz (50th percentile), a gain of about two pounds. We knew this, because she enjoys stepping on the scale each morning. Laila at her 18 month checkup Cf. Laila at nine months. I am not sure I wrote updates for twelve and fifteen months!

Laila at nine months

At her nine months' check-up, Laila measured 28.25 inches (71.75 cm), weighed 19.1 pounds (just over 8.6 kg), and had a cranial circumference of 44.25 cm.
Laila at her nine-month checkup
She received immunizations for Hepatitis B (second round), the second part of the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines, and the pneumoccocal conjugate. Compare to six months, when she measured 26 inches and weighed almost 17 pounds.

Laila at four months*

Laila weighs 15 pounds, 5 ounces (more than one stone! just under 7 kg!), and measures 25 inches (63.5 cm); her cranial circumference is 41cm. Compare to her three-month checkup (and two-months, and one-month, and at birth). She received vaccinations for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DPaT); Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib); and Polio (IPV), same as at the one-month visit.
* four months and a bit, actually

Until 35

The new crib will last Laila until she measures 35 inches stem to stern. That's only another ten inches! It should take about three more years, though, for her to reach this length.
Laila swaddled and asleep in her new crib
She filled out the bassinet in about three months!

Three-month checkup

Laila sleeping through the night
Laila now weighs 13lbs, 8 oz (6.12 kg); she measures 24.25 inches (61.6 cm) long, and has a cranial circumference of 40-something cm, which is in the 70th percentile. She has shot up from the 60th percentile for height and weight to the ninetieth! Compare to her checkups at two months, at one month, and at birth. After receiving vaccinations for pneumococcus and for Hepatitis B, she had an active day, attended a Lamaze class reunion, and then slept for about eight hours straight!