Questions asked by the nurse at Helen's nine-month checkup this morning:
"She's sleeping through the night all the time, isn't she?"
"She's not breastfed, is she?"
"She's cruising, isn't she?"
"You don't live in a house built before 1950, do you?"
Because her hemoglobin number was low: "Are you sure she's not exposed to lead?"
[Answers: No, yes, no, yes, yes.]
Anybody else's baby have low hemoglobin results at their nine-month checkup? Tell me about it while I go stuff Helen with iron-fortified baby cereal.