Daily Archives: May 11, 2010

One year wellness

Today was Curly’s one year check-up. And he was actually “well” for it! The doctor asked lots of questions…what’s he eating? (everything) How’s he sleeping? (great) Is he walking? (not yet) Has he taken any major falls? (not yet) How’s he pooping? (twice a day) Is he drinking from cups? (straw cups) How much milk does he get? (~12 oz) Is he done with formula? (will be in about a week) Is  he saying words? (dog, bye, mama) How many teeth does he have? (8, working on 9th) Any concerns? (he has a couple little eczema spots that just appeared)

He weighs 20 lbs, 12 oz and is about 31 inches long…putting him in the 20th percentile for weight and back up to the 75th percentile for height. We have a long, lean boy on our hands! The doctor checked out his eyes, ears, mouth, etc and declared him to be healthy (until the next daycare virus strikes that is). Then the tech came in to administer the MMR shot. It’s the first shot Curly got without the breast or bottle to comfort him afterwards…just some hugging from his moms and soothing words. He gave one of those huge soundless-at-first, red-faced screams, and then after one more scream, began sucking his thumb and calmed down quickly. We’re very proud of our big boy.

We decided to delay the other two shots (last PCV dose and varicella) to be 6 weeks from now. The MMR can be a hard one, and we didn’t want him to deal with anything else right now. We’re both “working” from home the rest of the day so we can keep an eye on Curly, who is currently banging golf balls together and laughing at the dog.