Thursday, December 03, 2009
Anyhow, he more or less screamed through the entire taking of his vital stats. He's 32.5" tall and 24 lb, 6 oz. That's a 2 lb gain over the last 3 months! He's right around the 50% mark for both height and weight. They measured his head, but I don't remember what the measurement was. Oh well, it was right on track for him. They also gave us a sheet of questions about what he is or is not doing to do an initial screen for autism. Needless to say he does not have any of the "symptoms" of autism and is developing very well. His doctor gave him a clean bill of health. He got two shots today, the DTaP booster and the first of the two H1N1 vaccines. I wasn't sure if we were going to do that one. There's been so much debate back and forth about it. But, they had it in stock and I figure with him being in day care, I'd rather be safe than sorry. He'll have to go again in about a month for the second "dose". They may or may not have it, but I figure half a dose is better than no protection. (Of course I say this and I haven't received a flu shot in hmm.... 3 or 4 years now and for 2007 and 2008 I was technically in a "high risk" category being pregnant and caring for someone 6 months and under...)
Anyhow, I also noticed this morning that he's finally getting the next two bottom teeth in. That could explain some of his general crankiness.
I was quite impressed. I wasn't asked at all about his eating habits, other than reminded that he only needs 2 cups of milk a day (or else it could cause bowel issues/anemia) and that he doesn't need juice at all and only 4 oz at most. Both of which I try to go by, but it's hard to limit the milk when it's one of the few protein sources I know I can get in him.... and he loves it. The juice thing isn't so much of an issue at home, but they do give them juice in the afternoons with snack at this age. No big deal really, just means I don't give him any at home. He will drink water, but he prefers it at least partially juice. At least I don't have a problem getting fruit into the boy. He loves fruit more than almost anything, other than maybe milk.
But, of course his finickiness at eating is causing problems at day care now. he's "transitioned" to being a "toddler" now. Or at least, in the one lady's view he has since he willingly either sleeps or rests on his mat at nap time instead of a crib and can feed himself. The problem is that he doesn't always like what they're serving. The other problem is that the director can be a bit sticky on this one and her opinion is that "if he's hungry enough he'll just pick it up with his fingers". Well, Boo is getting much better about touching slimy things, but overall, would prefer not to. He eats well with a spoon, as evidenced by the below photo.
Well, I think that about does it for the second installment of the 18-month update. He's growing way too fast, but I'm enjoying every moment. Well, maybe not every moment, but his cuteness offsets some of the trying things he does.....
I'm off to read a bit before bed. I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday.
Peace to all and may your checkups go well and life continue to amaze you.