Friday, May 30, 2008

Jack and the beanstalk

So we had 18 mo. check up appointments this week. It was probably the easiest round so far but WOW was Chase ever a little stinker!! He cried from the time he got weighed 'til the time he got his prize (a very colorful stuffed worm that he loves). When we finished they were going to wait 10 minutes before bringing any other patients back because they were afraid what they might be thinking in the waiting room about what was being done to the poor child! Apparently, he's having some serious seperation anxiety issues right now. (I think I've been saying that for about 10 months now. LOL.)

Here's their height/weight. I'll let you figure out who is Jack and who is The Beanstalk!

Summer = 24.2 lbs 33 1/4 inches
Chase = 18.8 lbs 31 1/2 inches

Chase has gained half a pound in a little over 3 weeks though. YAY!!! The Dr. thinks I'm nutty for worrying about his weight. Since he's been below the 5th percentile for weight since birth, he says it's just going to be his body type. But I'm still going to keep up the pediasure whether he likes it or not!

They have both been within 1/2 inch of each other since birth. Summer has definately had a growth spurt!!!

He also graduated from his helmet this week. YAY!! He's not perfectly symmetrical but it's made a big difference and looks good. It's fantastic to be able to snuggle close to him, kiss his head and face as much as you want and get him dressed w/o the on/off procedure.

Lastly, since his surgery, his eyes have healed better than the Dr. expected and normally sees. They were really amazed! He says the alignment is perfect now.

YAY for Chase.
Yay for Summer.
Yay for Daddy for going to ALL the appointments with us!!!

It's been a good week!

1 comment:

Greg & Joanna said...

Yay! I'm so happy that you guys had good appointments with both of them. That's awesome about Chase's eyes, and helmet, and 3lb weight gain. He has just had a great day all around! And Summer, she makes a cute "jack" :). She will be the big, protective sister - lol. It will be interesting to look back on these measurements some day and see how much Chase has caught up to Summer. I'm betting he will outgrow her!