Monday, October 14, 2013

Cooper's 15 Month Well-Baby Check-Up

Cooper had his 15 month appointment on October 9th at 3:00.  Since he has just recently dropped his morning nap, this was cutting his afternoon nap short.  He went down for nap early (at 12:15) to try and help compensate, but he was not super happy when I woke him up at 2:30.  I took the afternoon off of work to take him, and Daddy went with us, so it worked out perfectly.

Here are his 15 month stats:
Weight: 27 lbs 5 oz (81%) +3lbs 2 oz from 12 months (68%)
Height: 32.5 inches (83%) +2 inches from 12 months (65%)
Head Circumference: 19 inches (77%) +1/2 inch from 12 months (67%)

Basically, it looks like Coop has done some major growing in the last 3 months.  I mean - growing 2 inches in 3 months?  That's a ton!!!!  No wonder he's been an eating machine!  It's also good because he is still taller than he is wide (even if it's not by much!). She showed us where he was on the growth curve, and he is doing perfectly on it.  That's great!

Here's how he compares to LL's stats at 15 months:
She was 22lbs 7 oz - so he's 4 lbs 14 oz heavier. (woah!)
She was 31 3/4 inches long - so he's 3/4 inches taller. (this part shocked me.  LL has always been so tall!)
Her head was 18" - so his is 1 inch bigger.

Here's what happened at his appointment:
-They checked his hemoglobin again.  Last time, it was low (and they classified him as anemic), so we put him on a daily multi-vitamin to help.  Last time, his levels were at 11.  They look for them to be at like 11.5.  This time, they were well over 11.5 (I don't remember the number), and she said they looked fantastic.  She said that whatever we were doing was working because she wasn't concerned about his iron at all.
-We talked with her for a while about his reflux/spitting up.  He is STILL a spitter (and I am OVER it).  We talked with her about changing his dosage of his reflux medicine.  He's had the same dosage since he was 10 months old.  He's gained quite a few pounds since then, and I felt for sure that his dosage was off.  She actually recommended starting him on a different medicine, but when we went to pick it up, that junk was $90 for a month's supply.  Nope.  So we called back and they just upped his dosage of his current medicine.  Thankfully, so far it seems to be making a difference.
-We talked to them about how "rattly" he is.  He just often has a rattle in his chest.  And it has been this way his entire life.  And I feel like we mention it every single time, and they always seem to be concerned about it.  They said that there is a part of his throat that is still developing and that this is pretty normal for a baby who has reflux pretty badly.  If it's not gone by 2 years old, we will probably take him to an ENT to have him checked out.
-She said his word level is good.  They look for 5-10 words and he can say 9 which is great.
-He was NOT in the mood to be messed with and did not like the exam at all!
-He got 3 vaccines and a flu shot.  He cried pretty hard for them this time!

We go back at the beginning of January for his 18 month appointment!


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