Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2 year well check today

Andrew weighs 25 lbs and 12.37 oz.
He is 34.72" tall

Basically long and lean!

I plugged his numbers into the growth percentile calculator, and here's what I got.

At 24 months:
your child is 25 pounds, and that is at the 14th percentile for weight.

your child is 34.75 inches, and that is at the 56th percentile for height.

I asked his pediatrician (who is so awesome, by the way--I love him!) about Andrew's head banging, and we have an appointment on September 22nd to see a pediatrician who specializes in infant and toddler behaviors. Hopefully she will help us find a way to redirect or curb this behavior of his (during temper tantrums, he will bang his head as hard as he can, causing bruises and goose eggs--not cool).

I also asked about his snoring and the Ear, Nose, and Throat people are going to call me tomorrow to set up an appointment for him to see someone. Dr. M. said that it's rare for them to have problems at this age, but if it's anything, it could be large adenoids. (My little brother had his tonsils--which were a 4+ and his adenoids--which were bigger than his tonsils--removed at age 4 because he snored and had trouble swallowing; he was in the 5th percentile for weight and height--just a tiny guy.) We don't know that there is anything wrong, but Dr. M. said it's not normal for a 2 year old to snore the way Andrew does.

Oh, other than that, he was very cute--cheesing it up and smiling for the doctor and nurse.

2 comments:

MommyP said...

Sounds like all good news... I don't know if you've read any past entries on my blog, but my little guy had his tonsils and adenoids out about 2 months ago - he had sleep apnea and snored like a grown man! He's like a new kid, and if you end up down that road, it wouldn't surprise me if you see some good behavioral changes as well. With all that snoring, he probably isn't feeling as rested as you all would like, you know? I hope your extra appointments go well!

Kaci said...

I think MommyP is on to something about the adenoids/snoring/sleep apnea. You definitely might see the behavior change once the snoring is resolved. Good luck! Sounds like he's doing just perfect size wise!