Wednesday, May 26, 2010

18 Months!!

Time sure does seem to be flying lately. We are so busy with therapy, preschool, activities and occasional doctor visits or tests. I am so tired by the end of the day. Joshua is doing really well though. The biggest thing is that he is pulling up, standing and even cruising a few steps! The week before we went on vacation his preschool report said he was pulling up and standing. We didn't see it until our last day of vacation. We had put him down for a nap and a half hour later he was still up so we went in there to see why he was still up and he had pulled up in his pack'n'play! We were almost speechless! I didn't find out about him pulling up at preschool until the next week so we didn't even know he'd been practicing it there. His pediatrician was very pleased to her about it today.

His stats are:
32 inches tall (42nd%)
25lbs (40th%) We think he might be a little less since he was fully clothed and wearing shoes when they weighed him, unusual since they usually get him undressed before they weigh him.
48cm head (57th%)
He is in size 4 diapers and mostly 18 month clothes.

He had apparently missed a shot so he was due to get 4 but by doing that he doesn't have to get any shots (except maybe a flu shot once a year) until he's 4!! So we went ahead and did it. He seems fine, he is cutting his upper molars and canines so he's cranky from that but not too bad. He has all his bottom teeth until his 2 year molars come in.

We told her that we are trying to get a sensory evaluation done since the PT thinks he has sensory processing disorder. She didn't say much, I'm not sure she knows much about it. We went over the M-CHAT screening for Autism but she said that even though we answered yes to some of the questions since he is delayed in all areas it wouldn't be right to just put him in that category.

We did make an appointment with a pediatrician in Charleston who is certified in sensory integration. I have left a message for her because I want to be sure she can evaluate him since the test that is usually used is for kids 4-9. We don't want to make a trip down there if she can't evaluate him but I do want another opinion so we will see what she says.

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