Sunday, November 11, 2012

The One-Year Check Up

October was a busy month full of birthdays (including Josiah's), Halloween parties, and outings.  This was in addition to school (K and preschool) and Early Intervention.  As is the norm, Josiah's 'one year old' distinction earned him his one-year check up at the pediatrician's office.

A few days after his birthday, we headed out in the a.m. to take him to the MD.  We arrived a few minutes early.  I felt confident that he had continued to gain weight.  I was hoping that it would be 'enough.'  Luckily for me, it's the first thing they do - weigh the child.  It was 'just what I needed.'  He weighed in at 18lbs 9oz.  He measured a long 29.5 inches.  To make matters more exciting, he plotted on the chart - the 'typical' chart.  They, apparently, don't like to use the Down Syndrome growth chart any longer, so the 'typical' chart it is.  He plotted on the chart, for weight, for the very first time ever!!!  He's in the 3rd percentile for weight; He's in the 36th percentile for height.  Our boy made the charts!!!  :) 

Of course, all the measurements were obtained by the nurse.  When the doctor came in, I was quick to share the numbers.  His smile told it all!  He said, "Josiah's just the size of a small one year old."  "My boys weren't much bigger than he his; they weren't 20 lbs at their first birthday."  Finally, I can breathe a sigh of relief.  I can finally stop being so worried about this nonsense :)

Josiah received his flu booster shot (two are always required the first year).  He received his other vaccinations and handled them like a trooper.  Before we knew it, it was time to leave.  Next visit: 15 months.

So, here we are.  One year old and all is well :)  Now, it's just time to follow up on hearing tests, etc...