Monday, March 9, 2009

18 month checkup

We've been taking The Boy to his checkups still, even though he is seen by the oncology docs and nurses so regularly. We figure that we'd rather keep him in touch with his regular pediatrician and, furthermore, it is reassuring that someone who sees so many typical children on a regular basis can see The Boy and say that he's doing well even in spite of his challenges.

He is 33 inches tall and 24 pounds. The doctor asked questions about various milestones and skills, and he's doing fine with everything. I mentioned that The Boy had started PT/OT and was already responding. Again, not sure if it's just good timing. I also mentioned the one issue with the evaluation and the task of giving the babydoll a bottle, saying that The Boy didn't have enough of a frame of reference for babies getting bottles in the first place. I compared it to my favorite cultural bias example--the children in Snowshoe, PA who were asked to name the four seasons (you mean they aren't Buck, Doe, Smallgame, and Trout?)

I reminded the doctor that Baby Bear would be arriving probably at the beginning of July (who knows, right?). Hopefully Baby Bear will be a more typical patient...

2 comments:

Elana Kahn said...

Beginning of July, eh? Don't you mean middle to end of July? ;-) I'm just remembering how The Boy kept us all waiting for his debut. But I will daven that this baby doesn't keep you waiting too much.

Sarah R said...

The Boy is about the EXACT same size as Andrew!

Andrew is 23.2 lbs. and 32 1/4 inches tall! Wow, if we put them right next to each other, they'd look so cute....