Monday, October 9, 2017

Your Baby's Health Record

On what would have been my paternal uncle's 63rd birthday, I was going through some of his papers and came across some interesting things.  He was sentimental (just like me) and kept a lot of keepsakes (just like me).  I've found everything from my grandfather's wallet to my uncle's high school cafeteria card.  So, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when I found his baby health record book.

As a mom, I know how important it is to keep detailed medical records for each child.  My grandmother had three children to keep straight, and I'm sure this book was a big help.

Finding this little book has been such a pleasant surprise.  I now know that my uncle weighed 8 pounds 2 1/2 ounces when he was born and that he was allowed to start eating soft table foods at 9 months old.  These little every day facts are so priceless and are part of who my uncle was.

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