I'll give you all his stats first because, after all, that IS the most important!!! LOL
Weight @ Birth: 7 lbs 11 oz (80 %)
Weight @ 12 months: 21 lbs 7 oz (30%)
Weight @ 15 months: 22 lbs 11 oz (30%)
Weight @ 21 months: 25 lbs 8.6 oz (30%)
At least we are consistent :-)
Height @ Birth: 20.25 in long
Height @ 12 months: 29.25 in long (30%)
Height @ 15 months: 31 in long (50%)
Height @ 21 months: 34 in long (75%)
Because he jumped so significantly in his percentile in height the R.N. had to remeasure him to verify her findings!! It's exciting to see his boom in length. . . I was so worried he was going to be short like his momma.
He did SO well at the pediatrician's office. While sitting on the scale he wanted me to hold him so for a little distraction we did the game of "Where is your ___?" so that he would sit still till it was finished reading. The nurse was throughouly impressed - as was I - at what he knows and how well my little trick worked! As of today Austin now knows where his:
- Private area
- we are working on Elbow
He also can identify in a book and then point out in real life where a Ball, Elmo, Tree, Door, Dog, Abby (our dog), Momma, and Daddy are!! It's really fun to play the Elmo version of "Where's Waldo?" with him in books. Austin spots him every time!
After being weighed and measured, we then went over his development with the Nurse Practicioner. So far everything that Austin is doing and has yet to do it right on target. We were a little worried with his lack of verbalization in his wants but were reassured that it's fairly common to still whine/babble more than using actual "English language" LOL!!!
During my conversation with the NP, Austin proceeded to play and attempt to flirt with her even though she was busy talking with me - my lil man is just like his daddy. Always a flirt!
Austin did however get two immunizations (Hib #4 & Hep A #2) and we declined the flu vaccine. It was a lot harder this time around because he knew what was happening and the poor guy was grumpy all day long afterwards. :-/
Overall it was a wonderful checkup and I'm shocked - as well as a little saddened - that we don't have to do another checkup until Austin turns THREE! -- wowzers! --
I didn't take any pictures at the actual checkup - bad I know! - but it would be a shame to write a post without pictures so here are a few over the last few days. Enjoy!
Helping Momma and Grammie put up the Christmas decorations
LOL I know it's a little dark but this was hilarious. Austin was sent to time out after touching the tree and grabbing the "balls" (aka ornaments). This was timeout #5 within a 20 min time span!
This lil guy is strong willed - but we prevailed. Oh and the pediatrician DID tell me that the "battle of the wills" will just get worse. . . great!! Something to look forward to. . .
"playing" Uno on Thanksgiving
Watching Thomas the Train DVD compliments of Fancy & Monkey Boy Wonder!