Tuesday, April 28, 2009

second appointment at the children's hospital

All the blood work is back and Lilah has a clean bill of health! We are so thankful. She gained 2 lbs since her last visit 6 weeks ago, which now puts her in the 25th percentile for weight. Her height and head circumference are still in the 50th percentile, so she is gaining perfectly and right on target. The only thing she is low on is vitamin d, and she is now taking drops for that, however we had more blood work done today to confirm she is still low, the pediatrician thinks she might be within the normal range now. This Thursday Lilah has an appointment with the Audiology clinic for a hearing test and on the 14th of May she has an appointment with the Ophthalmologist.

The pediatrician was amazed with the number of words Lilah can now say, since she has really only been immersed with us English speaking folk for 4 months now. I took the time last week and wrote down as many words as I can remember that she says and understands.

Here they are...God, china, bed, parrot, apple, pray, tissue, hat, doll, bible, balloon, cookie, frog, digger, wow, banana, tights, night-night, flower, okay, turtle, knee, hello, tea, bye-bye, dog, more, home, nose, eyes, shoes, pants, choo-choo, milk, phone, bag, toes, bee, duck, orange, hi, chair, baby, car, bottle, truck, please, ta-ta, juice, no, dunno, yes, teeth, slide, mama, baba, boots, digger, ice-cream, bird, clock, na, pa, nono, monkey, bubble, dirty, hot, keys, coat, ball, elmo, dora, kite, poo, beep-beep, sore, oh dear, oh no, all done, bug, book, cat, fish, lilah, hair, toot-toot, cheese, two, bath, bib, head, diaper, yeah, thank-you, up, amen.


  1. Thats great news! And quite an impressive vocabulary in such a short time.

    Gin =)

  2. I've popped into your blog now and then from various people's blogs. I'm glad to here Lilah has a clean bill of health! She is just adorable.

    Language development really is just amazing. We brought Lily home 13 months ago at 18 months of age and she now speaks completely at an age appropriate level, frequently in 5-7 word sentences!

    I look forward to keeping up with your adventures.


  3. Great news the little one has a clean bill. She is just excelling in every way. Besides the meds I imagine she will be taking in some vitamin d now that the nice weather is here.
    That is amazing that in that short of time she has picked up so many words...very impressive, don't think I mastered that many till the 7th grade ;)


  4. Lorraine Carson30 April, 2009

    Oh Jill, I'm so glad that you never change ... I remember when we were teenagers you used to write me lists like that in your letters! I'm so happy that little Lilah is developing so well. She's a joy to you. xxx

  5. WOW! She does know quite a bit of words.
    Where is Lilah from? Her referral pictures look so similar to ours but I know it's not the same place. Our daughter is from Yangxi. They use almost the same backgrounds. Hummm

  6. Hi Natalie,

    Lilah is from the Yangdong SWI in Guangdong Province. :) I will have to take a look at your daughters referral pictures!