Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2 Year Old Check-Up

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 was both boys well-baby visits.

Our appointment was at 1:45 and we got there about 20 minutes early. (go me!) 

Luke fell asleep on the way over & then stayed asleep while I put him in the double stroller.  (It was our maiden voyage.)

We got Vinnie's part of the check-up done while Luke napped & then it was time to wake him up & have him weighed.

He was 32.5 inches tall and weighed in at a measly 23.5 lbs. I thought for sure we'd see some weight gain in the months since Vinnie was born (since Luke is now nursing several times a day/night) but was shocked when he hadn't grown AT ALL in that 11 weeks.

I mean I know my  milk is fatty---Vinnie is chunking right on up.

So, Luke's stats according to my internet research are:

Length for Age: 3-5%
Weight for Age: 5-10%

According to this website.

This site's calculator puts him in the 7.5% for height and the  4.7% for weight.  

The doctor said that since she didn't have Luke's records (just another way Nansemond Pediatrics sucks) she couldn't tell me how he was trending, but I assured her those numbers were good for Luke, since he wasn't even ON the charts at his 18 & 12 month well-baby visits.

He is clearly a healthy & intelligent little boy, even if he is a little peanut.  He is growing (he was 29 inches at 18 months) and is just going to be skinny like his daddy & short like his mommy.

They do not use the gigantic, million question diagnostic for growth & development that Nansemond uses, so we just went over his general behaviors and he got the a-okay from the doctor.  Since he just graduated from occupational therapy a few months ago, I already knew he was on track with all of his skills.

Baby Center

Child's Age
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
19 monthsUses a spoon and fork
Throws a ball underhand
Enjoys helping around the house
Understands as many as 200 words
Recognizes when something is wrong (e.g., calling a dog a cat)
Washes and dries own hands with help
Points to picture or object when you call it by name
May know when she needs to pee
20 monthsFeeds doll
Takes off own clothes
Dumps an object in imitation, such as throwing garbage away
Learns words at a rate of ten or more a day
Can walk up stairs (but probably not down)
May start exploring genitals
Draws a straight line
Names several body parts
21 monthsCan walk up stairs
Able to set simple goals (e.g., deciding to put a toy in a certain place)
Throws a ball overhand
Kicks ball forward
Stacks six blocks
Names simple picture in a book
Can walk down stairs
22 monthsKicks ball forward
Follows two-step requests(e.g., "Get your doll and bring it here")
Does simple puzzles
Draws a straight line
Names several body parts
Puts on loose-fitting clothes
Might be ready for a big bed
Understands opposites (e.g., tall vs. short)
23 monthsNames simple picture in a book
Uses 50 to 70 words
Opens doors
Sings simple tunes
Takes more of an interest in playing with other kids
Talks about self (likes, dislikes)
Asks "why?"
24 monthsNames at least six body parts
Half of speech is understandable
Makes two- to three-word sentences
Talks about self
Arranges things in categories
Can walk down stairs
Begins to understand abstract concepts (e.g., sooner and later)
Becomes attuned to gender differences
Learns to jump

Luke can do everything on that chart, except for sing tunes.  He doesn't sing with words, just kind of hums along when we sing or if a song is on the radio.

Here's a great check-list by the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center...and Luke is on track with them as well! 

Luke didn't get any shots, since they didn't have his records and that is fine by me!  I'm willing to delay as long as I can and only get the ones I  have fully researched. :)  

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