Height: 29.5 inches (10th percentile)
Weight: 21 pounds (10th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17.5 inches (5th percentile)
Nasty Looks from Pediatrician: 0
Nasty Looks from Liam: 267
I was so worried about nasty looks or snarky comments from the pediatrician regarding Liam's pacifier use and lack of walking that Ryan went with us this morning so he could take some of the blame for our "bad parenting". Fortunately, the pediatrician didn't even ask about the pacifier (and we certainly weren't going to bring it up) and she didn't seem to be worried about the lack of walking. She did "prescribe" a trip to a children's shoe store to get him some walking shoes, though. She seems to think that wearing shoes will force him to walk on his own. At this point, I'm willing to try anything, so we'll be heading off to the mall this weekend to get some ankle high shoes. Normally, I would just put him in his squeaky shoes, but the little bugger figured out how to undo the velcro in three seconds flat the first time we put them on him, so we'll be looking for a pair that ties.
Really, the only nasty looks we got were from Liam. First, for the ear check. Then for the tongue depressor and then for the shots. He's been pretty pouty ever since despite the oodles of acetaminophen I've been giving him:
Fortunately, lunch seemed to cheer him up a bit:
His next checkup is in May following the pediatrician's maternity leave (she's having her FIFTH baby in April). He better be walking by then because I'll be lugging around a newborn by then, too!
1 week ago