ella went to her nine month check up the other day (only one shot - hooray!) and we saw dr. death. the pediatrician's office that she goes to has 15 doctors and i picked two of them to get to know so that way if we ever have to go in at the last minute, chances are we can see one or the other. anywho, the one i now call dr. death is really nice except at the end of each visit he launches into this speech that begins with him saying "causes of injury or death in babies ella's age include..." and then he tells you obvious things and then not so obvious things so basically when you leave you're like "eeek - door frame, look out!" and "eeek! magazines in the waiting room - look out!". no really, this time he said to watch out for her in the bathtub (obvious) but also to close bathroom doors when she starts walking because babies can drown in toilets (eeek!). also, electrical appliances should be out of her reach (obvious) such as curling irons (which i haven't owned in 20 years) and irons (which i never use since i wear jeans everyday). he also mentioned to cut up her food good (obvious) but that she can also aspirate on food that goes down the wrong tube (eeeek!). so, dr. death - he means well but i've been having a heart attack every since - "eeek! air - look out!!"