Friday, June 16, 2006
Joshua had his 12 month checkup on Thursday, and it went very well. He is still a little stringbean: 31 inches (90th percentile) and 19 lb 5 oz (5th percentile). But he is still gaining weight and growing taller, so they are not concerned at all, and neither are we. After all, Daddy is tall and skinny as well! The news that we are happiest about is that he does not have to take his iron supplements anymore!!! Apparently the numbers from his finger-prick test are good enough now that we don't need to give him his 2X a day supplement. He actually kind of enjoyed them I think, since every time we broke the dropper out he would open his mouth wide. Yes, our kid likes to take his vitamins =) We're happy because those little gray spots on his teeth caused by the iron will finally go away. However, we are going from one supplement to another. Instead of giving him cow's milk (since he is old enough now), the doc suggested that we give him either Pediasure, or whole milk mixed with Instant Breakfast. We'll try the Pediasure first, but we'll see how long our wallet will let us do that. On a sad note (at least for Joshua), he got three more shots; 1 in each arm, and 1 in the leg. But he took them like a trooper again, so lets hope any side effects are gone by party time on Saturday!