March 15th, 2005

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Julian at 18 months

Julian went to the doctor yesterday for his 18 month checkup. He's a healthy growing boy, wouldn't ya know?

I don't have the numbers in front of me so this may not be completely accurate, but here's what I remember:

He is 34 inches tall! That's almost three feet! (95th percentile)
He is 29lbs, 2 oz. That's 86th percentile. THIS KID IS PRACTICALLY 30LBS!! (frankly, I was surprised he wasn't 40lbs)
His head circumference was, um, I don't remember. Nor am I particularly concerned about it.

He's growing well, he's hitting all his milestones. His motor skills (fine & gross) surpass what's expected of a 2 year old (and in some cases a 3 year old). His verbal skills are slower, but the doctor isn't worried and says that he's doing fine and hitting the milestones. He doesn't articulate very well, but he DOES have words for things and he's very good at communicating and has great comprehension levels, so nothing to worry about.

All in all, it was a good visit. Julian's healthy and growing, we haven't stunted his development yet. And for the most part, Julian was well behaved at the office. Hooray.

Oh, and the doctor said to take him off whole milk and to start cutting down his milk consumption.
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