Sylvia went in for her six month checkup on Tuesday. She looks great! In fact, the doctor said that she was the first healthy kid he had seen so far that week. Yay! Her stats were also wonderful: 16 pounds 6 ounces (50th-60th percentile), 26.5 inches long (75th percentile) and her head circumference was, I think, 16.5 inches (40th percentile). The doctor said that she is well proportioned and doing wonderfully for her age.
The shots didn't go so well this time, though. She had her initial cry and then she ceased, but then a minute later to continued to just wail. She developed a fever quite quickly and remained punk for another day. The poor girl. All is well now, though.
As a sidenote in regards to the comment that "parrot lover" left me on the last blog when I mentioned saying goodbye to Chloe: I can assure all of you that this was a well thought out decision and if Chloe were not such a personable and needy bird (meaning she spent her entire day out of her cage) we would have kept her. But as it was, she needed to be around us all the time and there was no option of putting her in her own room or leaving her in her cage and putting up guards. She would have been miserable. We firmly believe it was the best decision for HER to bring her to a new family. I am sorry if not everyone can see our point of view but I firmly believe this was the best decision for us and her. And we miss her terribly.
Cruise Day 4: Grand Cayman - We tried the sit down restaruant instead of the buffet for breakfast this morning. There were some nice things about it - it was less crowded and easier, ...
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