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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Was she born in the wrong year?

Our daughter was born in the wrong year, I'm certain of it. There must be a mistake somewhere. Perhaps her timing was off?
Maybe when she was in baby heaven, she missed the call for all babies born in the Year of the Ox. It's possible she was fussing about not wanting to look like an Ox in those pretty flowered dresses when her parents were going to see her for the first time.

She held out when the Year of the Horse was called also. Perhaps the Horse was too fast for her. And, the herd left without her? Why the rush? She waited. She figured she would be born in the Year of the Monkey. But, according to our family doctor, that was possibly the wrong choice for her.
I took all of her medical records to our family doctor today. Her head circumference is perfect. She is in the 50 percentile for height of healthy American children, and 75 percentile of weight of healthy American Children. That might make some people say,
"Eh, ok...so?" So, I'll tell you. American health charts have slightly higher averages than Chinese health charts, and being in an orphanage for so long, one would expect that her percentiles would be low on the American health charts, let alone the Chinese ones. He also looked at her white blood cell count, her red blood cell count, her hemoglobin...And several other test results that were sent with her health records. She's slightly anemic, but not any more than expected, being in an orphnage. That can be corrected with diet, soon after we bring her home. He even evaluated what he could of her bone structure from the referral pictures. Everything looks healthy. Perfectly healthy. In fact, he said she's as strong as an ox and healthy as a horse! So, there you have it....She MUST have missed the call when they were calling for Ox's and Horse's ....

But, I think I know why she waited to be born in the Year of the Monkey. She knew what she was doing when she waited. After all...

Who could resist the charm of the Monkey?


At 7:47 PM, Blogger Salome's Mom said...

My God child was born the year of the Monkey 4-25-04 and she is not only the light of my eyes but an adorable baby. Monkey children are hard to resist so when Caddy comes home she is going to have you both praising the year of the Monkey. By far the cutest and cuddliest of animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

By the way I am a tiger and my husband a dog. What are you and Scott?


At 8:14 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Scott is also a Monkey...born 10/25 and Im an Ox...stubborn me, in a house with two Monkeys. I have a feeling they're both going to keep me feeling like a kid.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger happyandblue2 said...

She is a cute little monkey..

At 3:05 PM, Blogger MommieDoris said...

Don't worry too much about her size. Our daughter is 3 next week and is wearing a size 18 months top and bottoms. Her body say " eats like a bird" but her cheeks say " saving up for winter" !

At 4:25 PM, Blogger PeiLien said...

haha cool post!!



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