Monday, January 3, 2011

12 Month Dr.'s Appointment

We've been to the dr.'s too much lately bur thats ok. Today was Charlie's 12 month checkup. We finally got to see our regular pediatrician. She's hoping his skin will clear up in a week or so. With each day that passes, Charlie's skin is looking better and his personality is shining through. He's almost back to himself again.

Here are his stats:

Weight: 22 lbs 10 oz (50th percentile)
Height: 29.5 inches (55-60th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18.25 inches (50th percentile)

Charlie's dr. is pretty sure he's going to be one of "those kids" with lots of allergies. She gave us a prescription for an epi pen to keep in the diaper bag in case he is exposed to peanuts. She told us to not give him any kind of nut. We're going to re-test his allergies when he is two. She said most kids who develop a peanut allergy early on in life, typically don't outgrow it. Bummer.

We received the green light to drop the formula and bring in the whole milk. She also wants us to start weaning him from the bottle. Sure, like thats gonna happen! Well, I guess we'll need to work on that but its not going to be fun. Maybe we can introduce a pacifier while we get rid of the bottle? Yeah, probably not a good idea at this point.

I realized the other day that the day he was supposed to have his birthday party was a year to the day that we took him home from the hospital. Freaky, eh?



Gale Hoover Hammond said...

I don't understand the source of doctors' advising to take away the bottle so young. Especially when it's just at nap and bedtime... it's a source of comfort to them and provides some snuggle time with Mommy/Daddy and baby... I just don't get it!

Her Momma said...

what a GORGEOUS picture!!! so jealous. i looked i just woke from the dead in my pics. :(

Alyssa said...

Mom, I think the idea is its harder to wean them off the bottle the longer you wait. You probably don't want an 8 year old sucking milk from a bottle. :)

Her momma, thanks! This is the ONLY pic I like from the day he was born (of me). The rest are currently locked away in a vault. :)

Jen said...

I'm sure weaning him will go ok...just take your time and you'll figure it out as you go. If he didn't really take a pacifier before, then he may not now, but you never know! I always kept a sippy cup with water in Lexxa's bed in case she needed something to comfort seemed to help a little.