Ian went to see Dr. Jimmie Clark today for his “15-month” check-up (although he just turned 16 months old). He’s in fine shape–ranking around the 75th percentile in most of the growth measurements. Here are the details:
Weight: 24 lbs. 12 oz.
Height: 32 in.
Head circumference: 19 cm.
He was a good boy at the office, playing patiently in the waiting room with a new friend for an hour as we waited to be called in. But he does not like Nurse Yolanda, the one who’s responsible for giving him shots. He started crying the minute Yolanda led us into an examination room.
Once she left, however, he calmed down and he was mostly quiet for Dr. Clark as she examined him.
Then Dr. Clark left and that darn Yolanda came back and gave him two shots, one in each thigh (ouch!): chicken pox vaccine and the last of four installments of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (for things like meningitis and pneumonia).
As you can imagine, Ian was very happy to leave that office. At least he doesn’t have to have any more shots until he’s four!