We had Phinehas’ 15-month check up this week. I like recording his statistics, but I’m not sure the best way to do it. For his first year, I created a scrapbook and had a page for each month, but it wasn’t meant to be done for the rest of his life. I need to transition out of a “baby book” mentality and into a “documenting our family” mentality, but I’m not sure what format I want to do that in. Digital scrapbook? Actual paper-and-pen scrapbook? Anyway….
- He’s 67th percentile for height – 31.5 inches.
- He’s 18th percentile for weight – 22 pounds.
- He’s 91st percentile for head circumference – kind of a jump from the 70s where he’s been, but that’s due to the surgery he just had. His head is totally fine, but the surgery has intentionally made his head bigger to allow for brain growth and where the head had fused too soon.
- He’s meeting all the major milestones. I kind of think he should be able to say more words, but the pediatrician isn’t worried about it. He looks for 15-month boys to say just 3-5 words, which is just about what he’s doing.
I had friends ask today about how his head looks after surgery, so here’s a few pictures. They aren’t the cutest pictures of him, but they show his incision fairly well. It really looks great (I think). I can see why they have a craniofacial plastic surgery do the incision work. His hair is still really blonde, but it’s growing nicely and covers it (fairly) well.
It doesn’t bother him – best we can tell. He doesn’t ever seem to be in pain because of it. No grabbing of the head nor do I get the sense that he’s having headaches. He’s just a normal little boy with a scar on his head!
He is so fun, sometimes. He’s at that age where you can really see what he’s learning. I can now say “Where are your shoes?” and he’ll go get them. Or his blankie (which he’s suddenly developed a fondness for). He loves, loves, loves to be outside…so much so that he usually pitches a fit when it’s time to go inside. Just in the last week, he’s mastered climbing onto chairs. Last week, he couldn’t do that. It’s just fun to see a skill develop that wasn’t there before. It’s a great age!