Thursday, April 25, 2013

13 months

Our pediatrician was out of town for a while, so we just got Malcolm in for his year visit earlier this week, at almost 13 months. His infection from the previous week is pretty much gone, and he is feeling better after having a fever for much of last week as well, though he's still quite congested. The doctor did check out his chest, but said his lungs sounded clear so the congestion is respiratory even though it may not sound like it is and we just have to wait for it to go away. I've been waiting for almost two months now for that to happen, so hopefully it will actually happen at some point.

Because he'd been so sick the previous week, I asked to make a separate, later appointment for his immunizations. I remember that Gareth was pretty miserable after the MMR shot and I really couldn't deal with that again after having just made it through all the sickness of the previous week. So, we'll head back in next week for those.

Malcolm's apparently grown quite a lot in the last few months, and is now 30 inches. This puts him in the 50%, but since he was measured at 13 months, and I'd guess that's a 12 month average, the percentiles are probably a bit skewed this month. He weighed in at 18 pounds, 9 ounces, still in the 10% and had a head circumference of 47.25, which is in the 75%.

He still isn't walking, but he's getting there. He finally started cruising occasionally a few days ago, so maybe in a couple months he'll decide that walking could be fun. Gareth was so interested in doing all those "grown up" things, but Malcolm seems much less so. He's waved a couple of times, but seems to have forgotten how to do this. But he definitely has figured out clapping, which is always a fun stage.

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