I don't remember if I ever told you about the last minute fill-in ped we saw for Addie's 2 month well check when I had to change her appointment.
But first, yesterday, talking with our regular ped...
Him: Addison looks great. She's in the 50th percentile for her height and her weight.
Me: And the 100th for her head?
Him: (a little half smile) Nnnnoo....just the 97th.
Paul: (Laughs out loud)
So, back to the 2 month well check.
I took Addison by myself and the ped I'd never met was going over her measurements....
Her: Wow. Did you have a c-section?
Her: Because her head is so huge I'm just really surprised she fit through.
Me: (kind of laugh)
She then looks at me, but doesn't make eye contact. More, looks around at my head like it's a giant globe and she's trying to locate all the continents.
Her: But I see that it runs in the family.
Me: . . . .
Her: Can I measure your head, just to see how big it is?
Me: Sure. Why the hell not.
She measures...well, *tries* to measure...
Her: Yeah...your head is too big to even measure with the adult sized measurer.
Me: So just to make sure we're clear, my daughter and I have HUGE heads??
I don't get offended because none of our doctors here are American. Seriously, between my kids and I, we've seen 14 doctors in California and only two of them are American. Doctors of other nationalities are more free with their words and less careful about offending, that's my experience anyway. I'm used to it, and I don't mind it. Adds a little fun to an otherwise routine visit.
And I think Addie-cake's head is adorable, even if it is like an orange on a toothpick.