Colin had his 18 month doctor appointment today. I know I’ve said this before but I just love our pediatrician. She truly cares about our boys and does her best to get what she needs in an environment that the boys like (ie: Colin sitting on my lap throughout the entire visit). Dr. Rosa is also very complimentary – to the boys and me, but she also knows when to tell me I need to change something. One thing she said was that we need to cut back Colin’s milk consumption. He has been going through almost 2 gallons a week and she said he should only be getting 20 ounces a day (that’s just over 1 gallon)! Apparently, children who drink too much milk can become anemic…who knew? She also said we need to try brushing his teeth more regularly/often. The boys love the fish tank at Dr. Rosa’s office!
Poor Colin cried when the tech took his temp, got his height, and weighed him. He only sat in the chair for a few seconds with Dr. Rosa and then had to move to my lap. A nursing student was with Dr. Rosa today which was awesome! She played with the boys while I chatted with Dr. Rosa since Jason had to be in a meeting all day. Here’s my baby’s stats:
Weight: 25.4lbs – 63rd percentile (gained 1lb 4oz)
Length: 33 inches – 67th percentile (grew 0.5 inches)
Head circumference: 49cm – 87th percentile
He also got a finger prick to check iron and his flu shot today. Now, we don’t go back until his 2 year appointment next May!