Tuesday, November 18, 2008


A different Health Visitor came to see us for Alice's 2 year check. We live on the boundary so it seems that we go to U for injections and medical HV stuff, but A cover us for the developmental aspects. It's been well blogged that I don't much like the HV in U. The new HV was delightful.

She didn't do any of the expected tests - moving blocks, building a tower etc. She chatted to me and watched Alice and then she told me her development was satisfactory (the top grade, just like education they need to reconsider the names of their grading!) and that she thought that her speech - clarity and vocabulary was significantly ahead of her chronological age. I think that's pretty amazing given that she's been hearing English for less than 70% of her life).

I warned her in advance that I would like Alice to be weighed and measured as well. At just under 2 years 1 month (the visit was last Tuesday, 11th November) Alice was 16.3kg (91%) and 93cm (98%) - I'm happy that relatively she's taller than her weight and that the percentiles haven't changed significantly. Looks like she's going to be a tall lady, taller than her Mummy!

1 comment:

Janet said...

Hi Kate,
Glad to hear that Alice is doing so well - what a clever girl :-)