Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Healthy kids ... and for that, I am thankful.

Both Abby and Levi had routine checkups today with Dr. Nold, or as Abby so nicely calls him ... "Dr. Old." It's hard to believe that Little Miss had her 3 year checkup ... hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, I will have a three year old. Crazy! Little Man had his 4 month checkup while we were there. It's true what they say ... time passes more quickly once you have kids. I can hardly catch a breath, time is moving way too fast!

Abby did great and was helping Dr. Nold the whole time. She certainly was not shy and was ready for her checkup from the moment we walked into the office. Even after a shot, she held back the tears and just said "Ow, that hurt me!" and moved on with wanting to play doctor.

Levi was also a good sport about his checkup, although he was quite unhappy about his shots. Poor thing! We had several questions answered and are in agreement that Levi will most likely need to wear a helmet. I've been taking Levi to Johns Hopkins for physical therapy and have been extremely happy with our physical therapist. Ms. Julie has helped tremendously, giving us exercises and stretches to help with Levi's rotation and tilt of his head. I didn't realize torticollis could be such a tricky thing to correct. Levi is definitely making progress, but I'm not sure it's enough. He's at a great age for the helmet and it would help correct his flatness and ear asymmetry quicker than if we were to wait. I'll meet with the PT later this week and discuss the options we have.

So here are the stats on my lovies ...

Abby is weighing in at 34.5 pounds, putting her in the 50-75th percentile for weight. She is 37 inches tall (50th percentile) and is beautiful, sassy, and full of energy. :)

Levi is weighing in at 15 pounds 12 ounces, putting him also in the 50-75th percentile for weight. He is 27 inches long (95th percentile!!!!) and is handsome, cuddly, and full of smiles. :)

Greatest stat of all ... two happy, healthy children ... and for that, I am thankful!