15 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days
Henry had his 15 month check-up today (just by the hair on his chinny-chin-chin) and things went swimmingly. We saw another Dr. in the practice this time as Henry's Dr. was on vacation. Dr. P had been recommended to us by a neighbor and i really, really liked her. I feel like maybe she's in between our original "so laid back he didn't diagnose Henry" Pediatrician and our new "aggressive is the best policy" Ped.
Dr. P delivered the good news that he's gained 4 lbs. since his 12 month check-up which is pretty remarkable since this is typically the time toddlers weight gain really slows down. She didn't fixate on specific percentages but did tell us he was in the 10-25% percentile which is pretty big news. As you might recall Henry has struggled in the below 5th percentile since he was 6 months old.
She said it sounded like he'll walk when he's ready and that i just takes some kids a little longer to want to take that leap and move from crawling to walking. Keeping him in therapy and encouraged is the best strategy, which she said we were doing. I mentioned that i thought the combination of his gross motor delays and his laid back temperament had led to him always being behind physically. She picked him up naked to weigh him and he flashed a big grin at her. She said "he really is laid-back, i'm not sure i've met another 15-month old that would let me do this with mom clear across the room."
He had to have two shots so his leg was a little sore. His afternoon nap got thrown off too but hopefully he'll have a decent night and make up for it tomorrow.