Saturday, February 25, 2012

2 Year Well Check

Turning 2 means that Zach had his 2-year baby well check appointment with the pediatrician. Last week we went in to see Dr. Goodin for his well check along with a follow up from the week prior when I took Zach in and found out he had an ear infection. The poor little guy got sick a few days after his birthday and when he was still sick a week later I took him in and we found out he had an ear infection in both ears-I felt so horrible for not catching it sooner! This was his first ear infection and his first time on antibiotics so at least we had 2 really healthy years :)

Anyway the 2 year check up is so much different than anyone we have had before. When we went back Zach got weighed and measured on a typical, standing scale with height ruler like adults use only it was smaller. After that he had to sit and have his blood pressure taken. It was so cute to see him sitting like a little man having his check up.

After the nurse got all the numbers the doctor came in for Zach's exam. Zach is 30 pounds and 35 1/2 inches which puts him in the 75th percentile for his age-I knew my boy was big! Everything else with Zach looked great! He has hit all his milestones and is exactly where he should be for his age. This was the first time at the doctor's office where Zach didn't scream or freak out when the doctor touched him so he was able to get a much better idea of Zach's speech and everything.

The best news that we have gotten recently is about Zach's speech. At his 18 month appointment Dr. Goodin was concerned with Zach's speech development. At 18 months Zach only said a couple words-'this' and 'mama' so we took him to a speech therapist, Fabi Moy. We were given a thick packet of forms, surveys and questions to fill out about his speech and other developmental milestones. When we went in for the evaluation Fabi spent about an hour with us and Zach watching him play, watching out interactions and asking questions. At the end of the evaluation she explained to us that Zach did have a speech delay but he did have language-meaning that he was communicating with us in the ways he knew how.

Long story short the recommendation was to have Zach go to speech therapy 2 days a week for 30 minutes each time. Matt and I decided that we would try it and see what happened. BEST DECISION EVER! We got the great news a couple weeks after Zach's second birthday that he has surpassed where he should be for his age for speech!! Our boy is talking up a storm and it still amazes me every time we are able to talk to each other.

We are so lucky to have a healthy, beautiful 2 year old boy. These two years have had so many ups and downs but I would have traded any moment of it!



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