Friday, April 22, 2011

Our boy is...well...almost two

According to the doctor's office, he is two. Not really...of course, but he has now had his two year old well-baby check-up which makes him two in their eyes. I read the little report of all the things he's supposed to be doing at two and gulped hard at a few of them...

Weaned off the bottle
Saying "I" or "Me"
Drinking low-fat/nonfat milk

I'm not sure how many doctor's offices give you surveys to fill out at each well-baby visit. I know Kaiser does it. How many of you have lied on those? There's a "good" column and a "bad" column. Of course, they don't label them as such, but we all know which column you're supposed to tick off the answers from. I genuinely considered lying and marking that my baby was weaned off the bottle, that he was in fact saying "I" or "me" and that he was FINALLY off of formula...but the truth of the matter is that he is not doing any of those things. And I hope I'm not the only one. Thankfully we LOVE our pediatrician and know he wouldn't judge us. After all, he has a 16 month old little boy too. I asked him yesterday if his son has ever shouted "no" on the top of his lungs at daddy or mommy yet. He smiled and said, "no." I laughed. Just wait...I thought. 

Weight: 25.6 pounds (30th percentile)
Height: 33.5 inches (50th percentile)
Head Circumference: 19 inches (50th percentile)

Even though it was Connor's appointment, it was the last time we'd get to see him before Aiden and Isabella are born and I wanted to ask some questions about if his practice was full, etc. We had emailed him a few weeks ago to tell him about Cole and Aiden. He said he'd contact a nephrologist to get some of my questions answered about whether or not he'll be taken away from us when he's born and whether he'll be able to come home with us right away. I was also able to ask him about how a pediatrician would work for Aiden...would Aiden have a pediatrician and a nephrologist? Has he ever had a patient who's only had one kidney? He said he'd do a little bit of research about MCKD too because he wasn't familiar with it (he had familiarity with PKD, but not MCKD). Have I mentioned how much we LOVE him? What would we ever do if we moved?!?


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Ok, I am going to throw my opinions/facts in here for ya! Since we have both medically and developmentally special children. Aiden will still need a pediatrician. He will need an understanding pedi, one who is doing just what yours is doing, researching on his condition (or close to what you think it might be) looking into nephrologists etc. He will need to work closely with the specialist throughout his life. But Aiden will still go to the pedi for basic illnesses, vaccine's, well baby's, other referrals if needed etc. Our pedi is amazing, she gets our kids pretty well and knows when to step back and defer to one of the kids specialists. You have to be able to trust that the doc is looking out for the best interest of the child, sounds like you have a pretty good doc.

You guys never cease to amaze me in what you do with such foresight and thought. Talking to the pedi, trying to get into a nephrologist ahead of time etc..all your babies are so lucky to have you both as parents. You are going to be such a kick ass advocate for Aiden's needs.

And my kids all took formula until around age 2, then switched to non fat milk (except Connor still gets special formula), the girls were weaned from bottles around 24 mos for Taylor and closer to 2 1/2 for Megan. And as for I/Me...he is just not a selfish kid talking about himself all the time! There is plenty of time for that! HAHAHA. Connor is doing fantastic. He is a sweet, cuddly little boy!! And as cute as cute can be!!!

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Courtney, thanks so much! As always, you are a wealth of information and strength. I know that this storm will be a breeze compared to all the health hurdles that your precious ones have jumped through. I remember when I first met you I thought, "Wow! She knows a lot of medical stuff!!" Hehe. And now I get it. You learn what you have to, right? Who knew I'd become a kidney expert? Our pediatrician was saying just yesterday, "So do they think he has autosomal dominant PKD?" and I was able to bust out some serious kidney knowledge. Hehe!

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