Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ryan's One Year Stats...

I took Ryan in for his one year check-up today. The day didn’t start off well due to the fact that he was up a lot last night crying (we would find out why later).

So I got to spend some extra time with the kiddos this morning since Ryan’s appointment wasn’t until 8:45. I helped Kylie get dressed for school (and by “helped” I mean I argued with her about wearing long sleeves when it’s going to be 83 degrees outside), and then I cleaned Ryan up from breakfast and got him dressed and ready. I packed a few toys, including his new mp3 player, and off we went!

When we arrived at the doctors it was quiet…we were about the only ones there! Ryan was babbling up a storm and pointing to the fan and overall just happy! The nurse called us back and I got Ryan undressed and it all went downhill from there!

He cried when she tried to measure his head (or more accurately, the minute she slipped the measuring thing around it, he promptly took it off), and then he wailed when we laid him down to measure how long he was. But of course, the minute I picked him up, all was OK again.

While we were waiting for the doctor, Ryan wouldn’t let me put him down! I pulled out his mp3 player, and sat him on the counter and wrapped his blanket around him and he cried! But once I picked him up, he was good.

The doctor came in and talked to me for a few minutes and then when I had to put him down he just cried! He was quiet when she gave him a tongue depresser to play with while she checked his heart, but when she laid him down to feel his belly, he was back to crying. When she sat him up and checked his mouth, she said “look at this…he’s got two molars coming in the top and the bottom is all puffy, so those should poke through anytime.” Sure enough, there were two molars half-in back there! No wonder he keeps waking up at night!

He had to get three shots (including his flu shot) and have his finger pricked to check his iron levels (which were right in the middle, so that’s good!). He of course screamed through the whole thing, but was fine when I picked him up at the end.

He didn’t fall asleep on the way home, surprisingly, and he was even happy and playful when I put him in the stroller by Jen so that they could watch Joshie play football outside.

Ryan’s one year stats:

Height: 30 inches (57%)
Weight: 23 lbs. 12 oz (64%)
Head: 46 ¾ cm (61%)

1 comment:

Kim3278 said...

Is this the leap frog mp3 thing you talked about on your earlier blog?? I have got to check that thing out. LOL. Can't wait to see you tomorrow. I feel like it has been forever.