Wednesday, October 17, 2012

31 for 21 Blog Challenge: DAY FIFTEEN: New Measurements

Ok....I'm a couple of days behind....I have a cold that is giving me a run for my money lol.

Monday morning, we had an appointment.  Josiah was weighed (with diaper and lightweight clothes on) - he weighed 18lbs 9oz.  Wow!  I imagine he must weigh close to 18lbs with nothing on.  That would mean an almost 1-lb weight gain since September 25th.  That's great!  He measured 28.5 inches long.  He is actually plotting on the growth charts now!!!

In early writings, I know I would talk about utilizing Growth charts for children with Down Syndrome.  Apparently, the powers that be no longer want these charts used.  In their opinions, it increases the risk that children's malnutrition won't be caught as quickly.  So, now they say to use the 'normal' charts.

K (child specialist from EI) also came out on Monday.  Josiah did very well.  The vest continues to provide him with a little extra support.  However, he seems to be demonstrating little need for it.  Rolling continues to be his favorite pastime.  He is also now showing off his ability to get up on all fours (crawling position).  He has rocked, in that position, a few times but hasn't actually crawled yet.

Big things are coming for Josiah :)....

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
- Winston Churchill

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