Friday, July 27, 2007

15 month doctor's visit

This morning Samuel had his 15 month check-up and shots.
He weighs 23 lb. 10 oz. and is 33 in. long. That puts him in the 40th percentile for weight and 90-95th percentile for height. Those percentiles are pretty normal for Samuel. As the doctor said, "He is tall and lean." The doctor said that Samuel is doing very well. Samuel seemed pleased with the doctor too, but it's the nurses that he didn't like so much after they gave him 2 shots. This was the first time that I have stayed in the room for Samuel to get his shots. I normally let Jeremy hold him while I leave the room, but Jeremy's on Pawley's Island (yet another unplanned 2 night stay). Samuel cried for about 10 seconds, and then he was fine again. I think it's the shock more than anything that upsets him. Thankfully he only has one more Hep A shot in 6 months and then only yearly flu shots until the 4 yr. old shots.

I don't like the thought of changing pediatricians when we move. Samuel has been around Dr. Tim since he was born, and I also feel very comfortable with him. Wouldn't it be nice to keep the same doctors forever? I feel the same way about my OBGYN. I wish he could deliver the rest of our babies. (Please don't inform Jeremy that I put an "s" on that word.)

Now that the shots are over, please pray for Samuel. He always has a fever of about 103 after his shots and then for several days he has a low grade fever. With that fever normally comes some fussiness. I pray he does better this time!

Has your child ever had night terrors or nightmares at Samuel's age? Jeremy and I feel like Samuel is having both. I talked to the doctor about this, and said that it doesn't normally last past the toddler years. Of course, who really knows because I still talk in my sleep and sleep walk at the age of 32.

I still find it hard to believe that my baby is now a toddler. Didn't I just take these pictures???

1 day old

5 days old

1 comment:

  1. Perry and I think that G has bouts of night terror and have for quite some time! Who knows!