Friday, May 24, 2013

2 Year Check-Up

The boys had their 2 Year Check-Up yesterday & boy was it an event!

It was an early morning appointment at 9am. I know it's not that early but feeding, dressing & getting three 2 year olds out of the house in less than an hour is like an aerobic workout. I also wanted to look semi presentable so I started an hour before the boys woke up. 
Anyways, I was feeling great! We were all fed & dressed, the dogs had been walked & we were leaving the house right on time...

I loaded Garren in his carseat, then Caden & just as I picked up Kellan I felt something wet. I turned him around to find his diaper leaking on both sides :( I did what I've never done, I locked the boys in the car & ran back inside! Little man needed a new pair of shorts. I grabbed Kellan & the diaper bag & proceeded to change him in the back of the van rather than unload everyone & go back into the house. It wasn't until I had him laid down that I realized this was a bath worthy blowout!!! He had poop all the way down his legs, we didn't have time for a bath!!! I think I used half a pack of wipes to get him clean, then redressed him & off we went to the doctor's office.

We got to the doctor's office just in time! We were called back within 5 minutes. As the nurse weighed each of the boys & took their temps I realized Caden's diaper was leaking... What on earth?!? Why don't these things happen at home, on days you have no where to be, or when no one is around to watch you use 64 baby wipes to try & clean your kid up from a mess that was meant for the bath tub?!?!?

Anyways, Caden's mess was mostly contained in his diaper with just a small leak. He was cleaned up & good to go in just his shirt & diaper in no time, lol... I never imagined I'd need a second pair of spare shorts so he went pant-less :)

The rest of the appointment went smooth, with the exception of having 3 2 year olds open & close every door & drawer in the exam room & touch EVERY SINGLE OBJECT within their reach :)

They had their second Autism screen & scored great!

They have met all of their developmental milestones, YAY!!!
12 months ~ 18 months ~ 2 years
(where oh where have my baby boys gone?)
Caden measured 36 1/4" tall - 93rd percentile
& 32.6 lbs - 89th percentile.
Kellan measured 36 1/2" tall - 95th percentile
& 33.1 lbs - 93rd percentile.
Garren measured 34 1/2" tall - 59th percentile
& 26.13 lbs -36th percentile.
These percentiles are for their actual age NOT their adjusted age, remember we are all done adjusting as of their 2nd birthday :)
Just for laughs we put their age as 3 & left their stats the same for Kellan & he was still 64th percentile for a 3 year old, lol...

I had a few questions regarding a couple of things with each of the boys. Dr J is awesome about taking her time, looking at everything & answering my questions.
Caden has had peeling feet recently, both feet from his heels to his toes. She said its called "trench foot" & is just from sweaty feet. Nothing to really do about it except let him go barefoot which he already does & it's nothing to worry about.
Garren has a tiny little belly button, it's not an inie or an outie, just a tiny belly button, sometime when he flexes in different directions it (& the surrounding area) bulges out, also nothing to worry about. He was born with a concaved area in the middle of his chest (there's a name for it but I can't remember it right now) we've noticed recently that it had shown up again & also has a small bone that sticks out from it. Lots of people are born with it & it is also nothing to worry about, it will be less noticeable as he puts on fat & muscle. 

Caden & Kellan are going through stages where they will not eat meat (K) or veggies (C) for a couple weeks at a time. They get plenty of peanut butter & beans to accommodate for the protein but I was a little concerned about their veggie intake. I started sneaking some in in smoothies & that is what she recommended doing so we will continue offering balanced meals & supplementing with smoothies. 

I expressed that we were concerned about the boys speech. They say the number of words they should for their age plus they use a lot of signs but they don't talk much at all outside of the house. They still communicate with each other using their own language & they aren't using 2-3 word phrases. So she recommended having a speech evaluation done. We should hear something about that next week & I'll post an update then.

Lastly, we talked about potty training. I felt that the boys were showing some signs of being ready. I told her what they were & she agreed. She also said that she thought 2 was a good age. We are going to take a casual approach to it, letting them go pant-less/diaper-less at home, having potty chairs readily available & visiting them regularly. We have considered different methods like the 3 day method, but have decided with training 3 it would be too chaotic. Besides, the boys have been pretty good about making transitions themselves so I'm hoping this will go smoothly too. 
Any input you have on the subject would be great to hear! :)

1 comment:

  1. Them's is some HUGE babies you have there lady.
    What do you feed those guys ? :)

    I don't understand why they can't keep shit locked up in a PEDIATRIC room. Come on man. And they should have some spinny shit attached to the wall or some other something that can be easily wiped down after each check.
    just to keep them occupied while you sit and answer questions. That's just me though. :)

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