Today I took Hazel to her 6th month well baby check-up (ok I know she's almost 7 months, but somehow we got off schedule). She is, of course, doing just fine. My baby now is 26.5 inches long and weighs 18 lbs. Her growth has slowed just a tad; she's now somewhere in between the 50th and 60th percentile for weight and height. Overall, her visit went normally and well, although I'm happy we don't have to see this doctor all the time.
Our regular doctor is on maternity leave right now, so for this check-up we were referred to another doctor that is affiliated with the same hospital. This woman was nice enough, but it was pretty clear that she wasn't listening to anything I said. For example, when we were talking about what food Hazel eats, I mentioned that she is also drinking from the sippy cup. The doctor responded with, "oh good, she's trying that already?" Um no, she isn't trying – she drinks from it with every meal. It was like that when I said she could flip over both ways and crawl. Also, both she and the nurse (separately) seemed confused or something when I said that we make her baby food. The nurse asked me what she eats, and when I started naming the vegetables she got a vague expression on her face and asked how many stage 1 jars she eats a day. When I said that I couldn't quantify it that way, since we make everything, she said, "I'll just write down 'veggies' then." What? Whatever!
The kicker, though, came near the end. I mentioned that Hazel seems to be having a difficult time pooping (sorry, TMI warning!) though she's not constipated. The doctor suggested I put corn syrup into her food. Corn syrup – the sugary, nasty, refined, fake sugar that's in Cokes and Little Debbies and junk like that. What. The. F***. She was serious, too, you guys. What a doofus!
Here are a few photos we took before Hazel went to Dr. Weirdo:
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