Tuesday, November 4, 2008

18 months old

Miss Charlie is 18 months old! Here she is in all her yumminess.

Here are her stats...
Height 35 in 99.8%
Weight 27lbs 85%

The amazing thing is, that even for as tall as she is, she's still smaller than her brothers were at this age.

In case you're wondering where I stand on Immunizations...she had 4 shots today.
Here's a great article in TIME about that. If you don't want to read the whole thing, here's an excerpt....

Some parents have taken to cherry-picking vaccines, leaving out only the shots they believe their children don't need such as those for chicken pox and hepatitis B—and keeping up with what they see as the life-or-death ones. But that can be a high-stakes game, as Kelly Lacek, a Pennsylvania mother of three, learned. She stopped vaccinating her 2-month-old son Matthew when her chiropractor raised questions about mercury in the shots. Three years later, she came home to find the little boy feverish and gasping for breath. Emergency-room doctors couldn't find the cause—until one experienced physician finally asked the right question. "He took one look at Matthew and asked me if he was fully vaccinated," says Lacek. "I said no." It turned out Matthew had been infected with Hib, bacteria that causes meningitis, swelling of the airway and, in severe cases, swelling of the brain tissue. After relying on a breathing tube for several days, Matthew recovered without any neurological effects, and a grateful Lacek immediately got him and his siblings up to date on their immunizations. "I am angry that people are promoting not getting vaccinated and messing with people's lives like that," she now says.

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