Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Good News!

I have 3 good bits of news to share today:

1. Kevin finally took his boards (one of the big Anesthesiology exams), and he felt pretty good about it. Of course, he won't find out the results for many weeks, and he can't know for sure how he did, but he said it wasn't "too bad," so we'll see...

2. I got a new camera!!! It wasn't exactly the camera I wanted, so I'm not 100% sure I want to keep it, but I'm really excited about it - especially because it's purple! I can't decide if the pics came out good though - what do you think? I think they might be a little blurry. Any thoughts?

3. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Maya had her first visit with her new pediatrician today. Her name is Nancy Turkington, but we affectionately call her Dr. Turkey. Anyway, she was terrific. She has her own private practice, where she allotts an HOUR for each patient. Can you believe that?! A whole hour, devoted to our little sweetie! Anyway, we chatted for about 30 minutes about Maya's development. It was really reassuring. She thought Maya's language was great, and noticed that she imitates well, uses signs, shows that she clearly understands commands, and has several words, which she conveniently showed off to Dr. Turkey. One thing the doc mentioned, was that at 15-18 months, parents/docs would usually start showing signs of autism (if there were any). She noted that Maya's eye contact and social skills were a great sign that we are in the clear! Yay! Well, I wasn't worried, but you never know... Anyway, upon examination, we found out that Maya is 23 pounds, and 31 inches. This puts her at the 40th percentile for both height and weight. She's a perfect specimen! Well, besides her big ol' head, which came in at the 90th percentile. I love her big head! Anyway, after getting her MMR vaccine, and another one (DTap maybe?), we took Maya to the park to play. I'm so proud of my little girl!
"Come on, Mom! It's time to go to the doctor!"

"OMG! Dr. Turkey's waiting room has an indoor playground! Can we come back tomorrow??"

"It's a nice day today, so we played outside after my appointment with Dr. Turkey. I love playing!"

"This playground doesn't have bucket swings, so Mommy let me go on the big girl swing!"

"This was the steepest slide I've ever slid down! Daddy was even scared!"

"Now this was a good day."


Brook said...

Wow! Dr. Turkey...love the name! An hour? How does this woman get paid? That's awesome, sounds like Maya's doing well! We miss you guys!

Beth said...

Did Dr, Turkey also comment on how absolutely beautiful your little Maya is? I think that should have been noted!!!