Well visits

17 Jan

For a few minutes at the pediatricians office we thought that Jeffrey had actually shrunk since last year. WTF. Then we realized that he stands on his tip-toes all the time and apparently that is how we measured him last year. If you measure him that way, he grew 2 inches. Otherwise he remains exactly the same as last year. 41 pounds and 41 inches. He’s a box. How he manages this, I don’t remotely understand since the kid eats his own weight in food daily.  He’s solidly in the ~50% for height and weight so no one is concerned.

Elena on the other hand. Does not like meat really, or sweets, or potatoes or much of anything other than applecups (apples), mushes (oranges) and milk. The girl would eat fruit 24/7 if we would let her.  She is cruising along at 27 pounds and I don’t remember how tall. She’s in the 75% for weight and 85% for height.

They both had to get shots. Therefore they both got ice cream afterwards. Jeffrey gobbled his down. Elena ate a few bites and then ate my applesauce.

No concerns for Ellie. Her words are coming along now and she appears to be a happy healthy strong-willed 21 month old.

Jeffrey has a few concerns. 1st, the whole still walking on tip-toes thing. He still gets PT 2x a week and he’s making progress. But the progress is slow. Our ped recommended seeing a orthopedic surgeon to determine if anything else could be done. I guess sometimes they can cut the Achilles tendon to give more flexibility or do special footwear. I’ve got an appointment for the 24th, so we’ll see what they have to say.
Her other concern was that we may be looking at aspergers down the road. She isn’t diagnosing him or even suggesting we try for any services or anything. She just says that some of his tendencies (not looking in your face, very smart about age-inappropriate things, not reading social cues) may be indicators. She said she wanted us not to worry but just not to be shocked if it is something we look into down the road.

All in all, I’m okay with it. We’ll deal with whatever we’re dealt and I appreciate having a doc that tries to prepare us for things without freaking us out. The kids are really fabulous and I just hope that we make the right decisions and do the best things for them.


Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Elena, Jeffrey


2 responses to “Well visits

  1. MaryP

    January 25, 2011 at 11:47 am

    You have such interesting kids! Really! I’m glad that they’re both developing well. Well, yes, Jeffrey has his concerns, but all in all he’s a healthy little guy. Asperger’s, even if that ends up being the case, is far from the worst thing that can happen to a child!

  2. Dani

    January 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks! There really both are doing well. All the issues that Jeffrey has are minor and really, considering all the things that could have happened? I’ll take this stuff anytime.
    Mostly they’re just a lot of fun. I am continually astounded by how different they are from each other. It’s fun to watch how they each handle the same things.


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