Noah weighs 19 lbs 3 oz (below 5th percentile - he dropped a little) and is 28 3/4 inches tall (5th percentile). Whoops...already put him in a forward facing carseat after assuming he was 20 lbs. I was assured that it's fine; something about a neurological ability to hold his head up...keep him forward facing. On the list of questions for Dr. Schiavone
1) Is he concerned about parabens and pthalates? (He's not.)
2) Do his teeth look ok? The bottom ones seem stalled in their growth. (They will keep growing and look fine.)
3) Since he's starting to be pickier, will he survive if I don't continuously supplement what he's not eating? (Yep. Don't keep feeding him extra food.)
4) Does he need calcium supplements since he doesn't drink much milk? (No; as long as he's getting 2-3 servings of dairy, he's fine.)
So, then he got a shot - one shot, nice! - finishing up his immunization against diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and something else.
And in other news...I feel I must document how Noah sucks his thumb because it's so funny. If he is wearing a long sleeve shirt, he holds his sleeve between his other fingers and his palm while sucking his thumb. But, if it's a short sleeve shirt, he grabs the front of his shirt and holds it in the same hand as the thumb he's sucking. He walks around with a perpetual wet spot on the front of his shirt.
And the thumb sucking doesn't mean he's upset anymore like it used to. Now it's just habit and comfort. I asked Dr. Schiavone if I should worry about it and he said not until he's 3. His theory is that as he gets more active, he will need his hands more and more and will naturally stop sucking it. Um...ok, but seriously, he walks around playing with one hand and it doesn't seem to bother him one bit. In any event, I'm too busy teaching Ethan to share and not hit Noah and teaching Noah to stop hanging on my legs and destroying Ethan's creations to want to fight that battle right now. Later...later.