Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Zachary - 2 year checkup

Today was Zachary's two year wellness checkup. It cracks us up that every time we go to the pediatrician's office, the FIRST think Zach does is head to the candy bowls. I think he downs a dum-dum sucker and some smarties before he even sees the doctor. Today - the red bowls looked to only have smarties in them. Zach was NOT happy. He actually started crying. So after they took all his measurements Dustin took Zach back out into the hallway to show him there wasn't any dum-dum suckers in the red candy bowls. Well - leave it to Zach....he stuck his hand in that bowl of candy and dug and dug and dug...and FOUND a root beer flavored dum-dum sucker at the very bottom. Good think root beer flavor is his favorite. He was all smiles for the rest of the pediatrician visit (except for the Hep A shot of course).

Here are his stats for two years old:
Height = 34 inches (25th percentile)
Weight = 27 pounds 12 ounces (50th percentile)
Head = 49cm (50th percentile)

We were a bit surprised they said he was only in the 25th percentile for height...Zach is taller than most 2 year olds we have seen. The doctor wasn't take this measurement they lay him down on the table and mark the top of his head and the bottom of his feet on the paper covering the table and then measure the distance on the paper. The weight....I think Zach has enjoyed his holiday goodies ;) He was stuck at 24 pounds for the LONGEST time....and for the past three months has been around 26 pounds. Since we have been to the doctor a lot with Zach the past two does look like he gained almost a full pound in the past month. As soon a summer rolls around and he is running and playing outside again I am sure the weight will stagnant again!

The doctor looked at his ears and they looked good! No more infections (good think too as we only have two days left of our 20 day treatment!). We also got a referral to have his speech looked at to see if we need to start doing any type of therapy - so hopefully that turns out good ;)

No more wellness visits for Zachary until he turns THREE!! Fingers crossed for no more ear infections too!

1 comment:

Taryn said...

I can't believe he's 2!! Miss him and you guys. Good to hear you all are doing well. I do have to laugh at his stats though...Tayla at 2 years was 29 lbs and just under 38 inches!! Anyway give him a hug for me:)