Wednesday, July 29, 2009

15 Month Stats

We had Oliver's 15 month wellness visit with his new pediatrician today. Yes, he's closer to 16 months right now, but it was overdue because of our vacation and the move. Then there was a mix up sending his medical records here. Anyway, I really think I'm going to like our new pediatrician as much as our last. Oliver, on the other hand, hated every minute. I can just imagine what he's thinking: Why are these people messing with me? Why am I naked? What is that thing you are about to put in my ear/nose/mouth? Plus, it's like he knows he's going to get shots at the end of the visit.

Here are the stats:
24 lbs, 11 oz (50th percentile)
30" tall (25th percentile)
That's pretty much staying on track for his development so far. He's always been in the 45-50% for weight and 20-25% for height. Of course he's a shorty, just look at us! I didn't remember to write down his head, but it was big, as usual, she didn't say a percentile though. It's usually around 65-70%.

For a few weeks he's had a rash on his feet, near the ankles. She thinks it's plant based, poison ivy/oak/whatever, which is all apparently really bad in CT. Great. She said just give it time and hydrocortisone. Luckily, it doesn't seem to be bothering him. Any tips for getting the rash to go away? We think he got it on his shoes because the rash is right where a strap rubs on top of his feet, but it's both feet. So what should I do with his shoes? I forgot to ask. I wonder if it's still on his shoes and I keep reinfecting him?

They wanted to do an eye test (standard at 15 or 18 mo wellness appt.), where they put an eye patch over one eye, some electrodes all over his head, and read his brain waves as he looks at some pictures on a screen. Yeah, that wasn't happening. You want to put those wires on my head???? Why am I only wearing a diaper? Look, an elephant! What is that thing you want to put over my eye??? They said they'd try again at the 18 month visit. The eye patch is cool though, it has a skull and crossbones on it! She sent it home with me to "practice" so maybe he won't freak out next time.

He was very unhappy with the shots, as usual. One of them was his MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), and I'm not looking forward to the side effects. Most babies get a fever 9-10 days after the shot, and some get a rash 4-5 days after the shot. He's down for a nap now, but I just realized I forgot to give him Tylenol for the pain at the injection site. Hope his leg doesn't start hurting. Poor bunny. I just hate shots, hate seeing him cry so hard!He just screams and screams and chokes. Exhausting. I hope he sleeps for a while, cause Mommy needs a nap too!


  1. Ugh. I don't like well baby visits. No, I do not.

  2. Glad to hear that he is doing so well! As for the poison ivy, I would probably wash the shoes with soap and water just in case. Hope you both get a chance to rest this afternoon!

  3. Mom says wipe the shoes with rubbing alcohol to get rid of the oil from the plant.