Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Alvin's latest checkup

Ok, so we are freshly back from the NACC and I am armed with plethora of information. This was his 6 month checkup. (yes, I know he is only 2 days shy of being 7 months, but at least he made it in while he was still 6 months). So, what did I learn?

Alvin is now a whopping 15 pounds, 7 ounces. He has finally doubled his birth weight. Still almost a month behind on that, but at least we hit it. Percentile-wise? Yeah, he doesnt even touch the growth chart. No surprise there.

He is also an impressive 25 1/2 inches in length. So all in all he has grown 6 1/2 inches since birth. Woo hoo. Again, percentile-wise, we dont hit the growth charts.

His head is 17 inches in circumfrence. What that means, or what percentile? I dont know. They dont generally talk to us much about what his head is doing. They send all that info to the craniofacial specialist and they talk to us. Or, at least, are supposed to talk to us.

Anyway, I talked to Lynn today. (The wonderful nurse at the NACC who is working on getting Alvin's band). Apparently, no one has done anything cause his referral and records were 'misplaced' during the great doctor shuffle. So after explaining the plagiocephaly and brachycephaly that Alvin has to the NEW doctor. I was finally able to have a solid discussion with the doctor, the nurse and the head dude at the NACC. Lynn is going to be 'on the ball' in getting his band through. She is hoping that we can have it in time for Christmas. Oh what a wonderful gift that would be.

EDITED TO ADD: Apparently I totally flaked earlier, but the demon grew fangs. That is right. Alvin's front two bottom teeth came in today. Yay, now when he bites, its gonna hurt.

Now, it is time for me to go. I have more cleaning to do until Emali comes home, then its time to go remove my husband from the evil clutches of his demanding other wife, Virginia. And trust me, she doesnt share well.