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Testing, Testing, 1…2…3

Remember Logan’s 2-year appointment and how he was such a little peanut, Dr. Doctor wanted him to come back in 6 months to track his weight and height?

That appointment was yesterday. I wish I had paid more attention to the actual numbers when the nurse was measuring him because they weren’t recorded in his little blue book … it wasn’t a “typical” appointment. I remember that his weight is 26.7 pounds (up almost 3 pounds in 6 months), but I don’t remember what his height was (which, of course, is the thing that’s become worrisome). I do know that he is still in the 10th percentile (perhaps even 6th or 7th), so Dr. Doctor has now ordered blood tests. She said based on his growth chart, we could easily convince ourselves “either way” … but obviously, getting some tests done to rule things out is the way to go. She’s trying to rule out low growth hormone levels, thyroid problems, and celiac.

So, trooper that he is, Logan sat on my lap while they siphoned 5 vials of blood out of my poor little guy’s arm. He didn’t love it, but I kept talking to him about the donuts he’d be getting when we were done, so that seemed to distract him enough. And he even said “Thank you!” to the nurses when we were done, so he couldn’t have been too traumatized 😉

Keep your fingers crossed that nothing shows up and he’s just going to be little.

Found a Peanut

Logan had his 2 year appointment on Tuesday. Apparently, he’s STILL a little peanut.

The stats
Height: 32.5 in
Weight: 24 lbs
Head Circumference: 49 cm

Dr. Doctor actually re-measured him because she was worried about his height – well, lack-thereof. (And he actually gained 3/4 of an inch when she did.) Apparently he’s hugging the 10th percentile. Which wouldn’t be so bad, but  he was in the 25th percentile at his last appointment, so that means he’s not growing as much as he should be. Dr. Doctor isn’t THAT worried yet – she knows that mommy and daddy aren’t exactly tall – but she doesn’t want to wait until he turns 3 to recheck him. So we’ll go back to have him measured (and weighed, just cuz) in 6 months. He’s only gained 3 pounds in 6 months. I’m not sure what he was supposed to gain, but apparently it was supposed to be more than that!

So…he doesn’t look that little to me. Perhaps it’s because most of the kids I know are little peanuts themselves..? Burke and Marjorie certainly aren’t huge! And he’s just started to be picky about what he eats…but will really eat just about anything you put in front of him. I’ve decided that I’m not going to worry and that I’m happy Dr. Doctor is being pro-active and attentive.

The poor little guy had 2 shots AND blood drawn. For the first shot he looked at it and said “Hey!!” (hehe) for the second one he grumbled a little and said “Bug Bite?” but was just fine. We had a little wait before the blood drawing (it’s on a different floor), so he’d forgotten about the “bug bites” by the time we got in there. He did cry when they stuck him…and he probably would have been fine if it had lasted only as long as a shot – but they took a vial … and he didn’t like that at all. BUT, by the time they put the band-aid on him, he was fine. And he actually took the band-aid off in the car because it was bugging him.

3rd Percentile. Really??

Mike just emailed to let me know that Logan just wolfed down *4* hot dogs. And two fruit cups. WHAT?! How can this kid – who eats more than the twins combined – be so little??

I suppose with all this new walking, he’s burning through everything he’s eating at a faster rate…