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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1 Year Check-Up

Today we had Mason's one year check-up. Everything went really well. He had two shots today...not as bad as I was expecting! We found out that he was in the group from the study that received the Meningitis shot today, so he will get the Chicken Pox and MMR next visit. That's in 3 weeks....we will have blood drawn and two more shots (that should be a fun appointment)! Bobby is definitely going to that one!

Since he got the vaccine today we have to keep a dairy for 7 days. It's not an experimental vaccine, just the timing of the vaccine, that's why we have to go back in 3 weeks to have blood drawn...they are going to check to see if he has immunity. Don't worry...they numb it first with cream!! We have to track the size of any redness, temperature, rate the pain and rate the appetite/sleep levels. It really isn't that bad...especially since we get paid to go to the doctor.

So, he wasn't as big as I thought he was! He's a little guy. He weighs 19.4, that's in the 5th percentile. He is 29" long, that's in the 25th percentile. His head is 48.9, that is in the 95th percentile. He wasn't worried at all about his weight. He said he is healthy and looks good. He wants up to come back in 3 months to re-chart his head. He said he doesn't see any reason to worry, but he just wants to keep an eye on it.

He did have Mason do some "developmental" things. He had him walk and wave bye. He had him say "Ahhh". Of course, he passed with flying colors! He said he was great developmentally!

It was a really good visit! He is doing great!

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