Today Olivia had her 9 year checkup. . .nine years!! Sometimes I just can't believe it! I always post her stats here so that I'll know where to look when I need them (and inevitably lose the piece of paper it's written on.)
Weight: 45.0 lbs = less than 3%
Height: 48 inches = 2%
BMI: 13 = 5%
Her growth is not quite as good as they want it. I don't think it matters how tall she ends up, but for her sake, I hope she's at least over 5 ft. When reminded of her small size, Olivia smiles and says:
God must have known I wanted to be a preschool teacher. You don't have to be very big to do that.
I love her outlook. If only everyone could approach life the Olivia way.
Olivia is having a bone age study done, which is basically an x-ray of her hand. That will determine whether we need to test her growth hormones or not. Here is a bit more information about it.
I haven't written on here about our struggles over the summer. Sometime I will try to write a post about it. I'll just say that Olivia now currently sees a pediatric nephrologist and urologist. It was a stressful summer searching for answers. It's an ongoing health issue that we've been dealing with since about May. So, I ask for prayers in regards to that health issue, prayers for her growth, overall health and happiness. I'm not sure anyone reads this blog anymore since I stopped blogging for quite awhile. But, if you still read it (and have from the beginning or just started) I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment or simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the comment section write something about the blog as I'm known to just click through and delete messages. Thanks!
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