Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dr. Appointment

Since we are moving next week, we changed their 4 month well child appointment to today. I was a little apprehensive because I know Payden is still a little small and behind in some areas.

We found that:

Patrick: 12 lbs exactly! - Holds his head well, and supports himself when he's on his tummy. He also pushes off on his legs when standing.

Payden: 9 lbs 9 oz (up from 9.4 three weeks ago) - Our Dr wasn't too much concerned with his weight (although only in 1st percentile) because he's eating well and thinks he just has a higher metabolism than Patrick. However when she tested his neck strength, she was quite worried that he wasn't holding it up or supporting himself while on his tummy. She wrote a referral for him to see a Pediatric Physical Therapist. They will do an evaluation and give us some exercises to do with him to help him to strengthen himself. I am going to try to see if I can get him into to see someone this week before we move. In the meantime, I am going to be more diligent about tummy time more often throughout the day.

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