Today we had G’s 9 month checkup, occurring late at 11 months (9 months found me packing, discovering I was pregnant, moving across the country, etc.). Since we’re with Medical, everything was free, not even a copay (insert ahhh!! moment!). The Dr. was nice, discussing the vaccines with me and letting me opt out of some. I researched/studied for a few hours last night, so I pretty much walked into the office knowing what I wanted/didn’t want for G. I definitely got the DTaP…Pertussis (whooping cough)+ kids= scares the crap out of me, and CA has higher occurrences of it.
I guess, however, that the 18 lb. weight this last Monday with WIC was an overstatement. He’s actually 17 lbs. 12 oz., since we had to take his diaper off.
This puts him in the 10th percentile for height (27″ 3/4) but only between the 3rd-5th percentile for weight. Surprisingly, though, she was not at all concerned. After observing him and asking a few questions, she said he was perfectly healthy, meeting all of his milestones ahead of schedule (as if we didn’t know that!) and very interactive. Plus, she said to me, you’re so petite, so naturally your son would be as well (thanks, Doc! Exactly the adjective a pregnant woman wants to hear! Be my best friend forever, please?).
So, while I may have a small kid who still fits in 6 month clothing, he’s super smart and athletic. I think I can live with that!