Josiah’s 15 month Check up

Went today for Josiah’s 15 month check up. He’s doing excellent on the chart side of things. He hit a growth spurt and is filling out and up.

He has this skin thing in his mouth where the side of his mouth is still connected to his gums on the upper side. Kind of like the thing in the front (which he also has and has taken care of some of it by trying to climb the bunk bed) where the upper lip is connected to the gum just above the teeth. There’s a medical term for it but I didn’t write it down because it’s not serious. Anyway, Dr. B looked at the sides of his mouth and said surprised, “I’ve never seen that before!” Well, well…I’ve stumped our most trusted and experienced pediatrician…way to go, huh! Dr. B felt like it wouldn’t really cause any problems except with foods that may be a little sharper. She did tell us to check with the dentist to make sure nothing else needed to be done about it.

His speech is very little but he’s still got a few more months before we start talking about him needing some extra help. That’s why I like Dr. B…she is very laid back about things but knows when to jump in and take action. Alright enough bragging!

We are going to try a little soy milk and yogurt to see if we can get some calcium in him. He just absolutely refuses milk, even with chocolate or strawberry mixed in. Of course, he’s always been weird about what he drinks and really prefers water over any other drink (yes, even juice…wouldn’t take it at all when we introduced a cup).

He’s doing great though and here are his stats to prove it:
Weight 26 lbs 2 oz (75%…was 40% at 12 mths)
Height 33 inches (90%…not sure how much up from but he’s grown taller)
Head: 19 1/2 inches (97%)

I found his Trick or Treat costume at Wal-Mart today for $10! He’s going to be the cowardly lion. It’s for 12-18 mths but I tried it on and it fits, barely. Don’t worry, I’m still making Ace’s (tinman) and Liam’s (scarecrow) costumes. I’m also adding the red bow to Josiah’s to make him extra cowardly.

And another thing…check out Safetytat. I ordered some for our adventurous Liam and got them in today. They are temporary tattoos with your phone number (cell or whatever you designate) on them so if you get lost in a crowd they can find you by calling the number. I’ve been wanting to get them but haven’t had the chance, until now. With Liam always taking off and Zoe sometimes in Lala Land, I think they will be really useful.

Don’t forget to vote in the poll to your right as to whether we’re having a boy or girl…all in good fun!

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