Filed Under (Year One (Daniel)) by Kel on 24-12-2008

I noticed, today, that I have been doing a horrible job of tracking the normal appointments Danny has. Of course, there are therapy sessions galore that I tend not to detail, but how can I forget things like his well checkups?? Shame on me.

Danny had his 9 month checkup – yes, 9 months! We won’t see his pediatrician again until after his birthday! (Unless he gets sick, of course, but with surgery in the coming months that is not allowed.) Have I mentioned how fond I am of the boys’ doctor? That guy is awesome. He made me feel much better about Danny’s development as we went through what he is currently doing. He is of the mind that Danny’s right on track and doing great, and in such a matter of fact way that I have a hard time denying it. Being a second time mom, he didn’t do too much on the food end of things – he asked what Danny’s eating and then just nodded, no mention of where to next, just affirmation that yep, I still know what I’m doing. I feel a lot more like a partner than a follower with this doctor compared to Eric’s old pediatrician, probably in part the doctor and in part simply that I’ve been here before.

He’s up to 18lb 7oz, with a length of 28″. Both are now in the 10-25th percentile, just like Eric always is! He’s certainly caught up there. His head circumference is 17.5″, again 10-25th percentile, up from 5-10th at his 6 month checkup. Considering the concern with CMV and restricted brain growth, that’s pretty excellent news. His growth curve along all 3 is beautiful.

There was only one vaccination – wow! – and we had the joy of bagging him for urine. Yes, bagging him, as in I was sent home with a little sterile cup and instructions to bring back some pee. The reason is to test to see if he is still shedding CMV. It’s been 9 months, and it’s possible, though not all that likely. It’s something that’s very good to know, though! We’ll find out … sometime. I’m not sure how long it will take to get back the results with the holidays.

Another way he’s just like big brother is that he is getting his first teeth for Christmas! Yep, Eric got his two first front teeth right around Christmas, and now Danny has his first tooth poking through his bottom gums. All they want for Chrsitmas… Yep yep yep.




karen on 25 December, 2008 at 1:23 pm #

Yay!!!!!!! Danny is just motoring along. What a great Christmas present that must have been.Good news for all of us, thanks for sharing, I hope you can catch a picture of his new tooth when it is more visible. I am so happy that all is going well. Take care kiddo, love mom.

Heather on 29 December, 2008 at 3:31 pm #

He’s getting so big! Adrian got teeth for Christmas. One popped through on the first, but the second arrived on Christmas Day!

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