As many of you know, we have been concerned about Palmer's weight. I took Palmer to her one year check up last week. She weighed 15 pounds and was 26 1/2 inches. She gained one pound in two months and grew two inches. I was really expecting her to weigh more, she eats like a champ. The doctor decided to run some baseline tests on her. We think she is just petite, but will feel better once the tests are done. The doctor said he doesn't really expect to find anything from the tests. He also thinks she is just petite, but we need to run some tests just to make sure. She is still growing, she's just really small. She's in the 3rd percentile for weight and height.
We went to the lab today to have urine and blood drawn. Poor little baby, it was so sad. They stuck her arm and drew a lot of blood. While we were waiting for her to urinate, they said they were going to have to stick her again, b/c it wasn't enough blood for all the tests the doctor ordered. So now they stuck her other arm and took more blood. She was actually really good, considering. Of course she screamed, but it wasn't as bad as I anticipated. Emerson was there to help entertain her. Actually, she entertained everyone there. I dont' know when we'll get the results back, hopefully sooner than later. Here are a couple of her one year pictures: