One of the advantages to having a 3-year-old, an 18 month old and a 2 week old at the same time is that they’re all due for a visit to the pediatrician at the same time. I’ve done 2 at the same time, so I thought it was worth a shot to do 3 at the same time. I could’ve gotten a sitter for 1 or 2 of them and made 2 different appointments. I could’ve brought Jeff, my mother or my sister with me for support (all of them offered), but I thought the doctor’s office would make a good first-trip-out-with-3-all-by-myself adventure.
And it was! Finn likes to see “Dr. A” and he isn’t scared of the doctor. Stephen had no idea where we were going and was just happy to ride in the van. There were minimal tears (Stephen did need a shot and Sammy cried when I undressed him). But it was a great experience!
Just for my records, here are some stats:
- 37 1/2 inches tall (53 percentile)
- 32 pounds (57 percentile)
- I do suspect some degree of color blindness as he rarely gets his colors right, but has been aware of colors for about a year. Any color-based games (like Candyland) are just lost on him. We’ll give it some time and do testing when he’s Kindergarten age. It doesn’t really matter until he’s learning to drive.
- 34 1/4 inches tall (92 percentile)
- 23 pounds (14 percentile)
- His weight percentile astounds me as this is my kid that eats and eats and eats. He’ll sit at the table long after we’re done and just keep eating. It’s Finn that I think of as a small eater, but his percentages were higher. And it’s Stephen that seems heavy to me. (But I think that’s because I’m comparing him to a 7 pound newborn!) We’re not overly concerned by it or anything – Stephen eats good solid food, he just might tend to the slimmer side of life.
- He is not as verbal as he “should” be. In fact, he really only says 2 words clearly: Dada and Baby. Yes, no “Mama” yet. But he’s on track on all other metrics and he seems to understand instructions quite well, so another thing to just watch and maybe test his hearing at 1 year. He does “talk” all the time – it’s just not understandable.
- 21.5 inches long (75 percentile)
- 7 pounds, 10 ounces (13 percentile)
- No concerns here! He’s back up to (past) his birth weight. He’s eating well (just moved him up to 4 ounces/feeding). He’s sleeping well. He’s just a content and growing little guy.