Wednesday, May 23, 2012

15 Month Doctor's Visit


 Another pretty standard doctor check-up. Two shots this time and, apparently, once he's a year old they stop sticking him in his legs and move on to his arms. Poor guy. To make it up to him I let him run through the sprinklers with his band-aids on his arms. 

 The little guy is growing like a weed...or a sumo wrestler. I expressed worry that he has gained a good bit of weight probably because he only eats bread and cheese. But she assured me that he had grown a lot in length so not to worry. His weight jumped from the 25th to the 50th percentile and his height from the 50th to the 75th. 

 The main topic of the day was his speech...or lack thereof. We went over the fact that he babbles all day and that he seems to understand what I'm saying (follows simple directions, points out things in books, etc.) She said she's happy with his eye contact and smiles and that, basically, there is nothing to worry about. Looks like he may just be a late talker. And while he's definitely way behind the norm, there are plenty of stories of toddlers who don't talk until after they turn 2. So, here we are. I can't really do anything besides what I'm doing. I'm sure eventually he'll start saying some coherent words. He definitely thinks he's talking to me all day, I just don't understand him. One day he'll focus all the energy he puts into throwing dirt and climbing and running into his verbal skills. 

 And here are his stats: 

 Height - 32 inches (75th percentile) 
Weight - 24 lbs. 6 oz. (50th percentile)


  1. He's such a big boy! I can't wait to see him!

    And just as an aside, we seem to know a lot of English professors who didn't talk until they were two - and then suddenly started talking in complete sentences.

  2. Hahaha too cute! I loved this post and what you wrote Lisa :)
    Liam is exactly the same, he can understand everything I am saying to him which is so amazing but when it comes to talking (he thinks he is) he isn't really saying too much.

  3. yeah, just observing at daycare, i'm starting to think the standard verbal development timeline is pretty overstated in general. glad to hear the dr thinks he's doing great. love this pic.