Tuesday, September 20, 2011

James' 15 month stats

Adam took James for his check up yesterday, hard to believe he is actually 15 months old!  I was able to sneak out of work for a few minutes and meet them for the appointment.  Dr. Chander isn't concerned about James not walking yet, he thinks its mainly psychological, based on James' leg strength and ability to stand up while barely holding on.  If he's not walking by 18 months, we may have to get him evaluated for the delay, but we will cross that bridge when we come to it.  Other than that, James is meeting and exceeding all of his milestones.  He was very happy to show Dr. Chander where "James' tummy is" and was excited when Dr. Chander let him look at his cell phone.  I really love our pediatrician and he never fails to make me feel completely at ease.  James received his diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTAP), haemophilus influenzae type b, and pneumococcal vaccinations, so he is right on track.  At 18 months, he'll get a hepatitis b vaccination and then we should be done with shots until he is 4 or so. 
James was 24.5 pounds and 31.5 inches tall.  That puts him in about the 75th percentile, for his adjusted age, so he has definitely leveled off since the days of being in the 95th percentile.  But that is just fine with us, he's gaining weight appropriately and very healthy!


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