Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Breaking into the Charts!

Well, I am happy to announce that Will has finally made a break into the regular growth charts. His head circumference made it in several months back, but his height and weight had previously just been holding to his own curve, which the doctor says is "below the 3rd percentile" (apparently they don't classify it if it's lower than that). His height shot up at his 15 month visit, though; his giant 30 inches places him "between the 10th and 25th percentile." His weight was 18 lbs, 6 oz, which is still less than the 3%. His head circumference was 45 cm (18.11" according to Google), which is also good for a 10-25% ranking.

The doctor didn't have much else to say. I guess he's not too concerned about his weight. I told him Will is just too busy these days to care much about eating. I forgot to ask about his anemia that was discovered at 12 mos and whether he would be retested at some point.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Will and the Magic Hat

Will has a little hat that I try to make him wear when we go outside. He doesn't really like to wear it (ok, he doesn't like to wear it at all), but he loves his hat because he thinks it has the magical property of making us go outside. Whenever he decides he wants to go out, he goes and finds that hat, picks it up, and then gestures outside, saying "ba." Don't ask why "ba" means outside--I just know that it does. He does this consistently, so it's pretty clear he believes that wearing the hat will get him a trip outside!