Wednesday, March 9, 2011

News from the Pediatrician's Office

Thanks for all of the sweet birthday wishes for my sweet boy! We had a great day celebrating him yesterday; I plan to devote quite a few posts to his party and his actual birthday, but we'll get to those later.

Today, I took him to see the pediatrician for his two year check-up. Despite our rocky beginning, and the fact that I'm still not crazy about the way the actual office is ran, I have really come to love Ethan's doctor. She is so thorough and patient (with both Ethan AND me), and she really hears me out when I have concerns.

I'll take it!

She asked a lot of questions about his development, future surgeries, and the therapies he currently receives. We both came to the conclusion that he is a typically developing 2-year-old in every sense. Talk about music to your ears!

We also talked about his growth and weight gain. Y'all know how much I have struggled with worrying about his weight over the past few months, right? I have really been trying to push those worries to the side, offer food when he's hungry, and let his body do the rest.

Well, it seems as though something worked.

He weighed in today at an even 26 pounds!! This puts him in the 25th percentile for weight, which is exactly where his team of doctors would like for him to be.

For you mamas out there who have struggled to get your child to gain weight, for whatever reason, I know you know how I'm feeling right now.

Relieved. Overjoyed. Proud.

I'll take that, too.

Checkin' out his growth chart ... "I've got this."


Jen said...

Hope Ethan had a great birthday- I'm sure he did! :) I had to chuckle because Andrew is FOUR years old and weighed in at a whopping 31 lbs today! Ha! He's so skinny, I've stopped worrying! :P Lol.

Glad everything went well!


Tara said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! Glad his checkup went well and hooray for the weight check!! I loved your letter to Ethan from yesterday's post...beautifully written. Can't believe how fast they grow up =)

Meg Guenther said...

Congrats to you and your little studly man!

BlessedMommy said...

I can sympathize with the fanatic obsession with weight gain! Way to go, Ethan!!

I can also sympathize with having a pediatrician you love in an office that leaves much to be desired, LOL!

Ethan is a cutie-pie!!!

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