hhmmm, i got these sort of questions after ds was born. my husband has a lot of disabilities/ medical problems- do you or her dad have any medical issues? maybe they were "wondering" if dd had them too?
Sounds like clumsy phrasing to me. Surely people ask this question in varying terms/subtleties? "How's [x] getting on" "Still bright and as mischievous as ever?" etc. ad finitum - it all adds up to the same basic query doesn't it ie. is she well? Or maybe I'm just odd too.