Brendan’s 2 year visit with the pediatrician

Bren weighed 28 lb 6 oz once and 29 lb 2 oz once- he was screaming and totally did not want to be weighed. :/ He is 35.5 inches tall and 20 inches around the noggin. The dr mentioned a rapid weight gain since 18 months, but frankly, I am not concerned considering how poorly the weighing went and that they went with the heavier weight. He said it was fine for now but that rate should not continue for long, yada, yada…
He will ask next time about the gagging when eating- he isn’t too concerned since it has gotten better and is not every day anymore but he will moniter it and if it gets worse to see him. He was careful to ask when he gagged because sometimes kids will do it for emotional reasons and such.
He isn’t worried that Bren doesn’t say his name yet- he might not til he’s three or maybe even 4 (Coulda pushed me over with a feather with that answer). He just wanted to know whether or not he is putting words together into 2, 3 and 4 word phrases and sentences- and he is.
He asked if he ate well. I said much better- he’s opening up to more fruits but still very few veggies. He said, “But he eats table food?” 😯 I said, “Well, yeah… you mean some people still feed baby food at 2?” He replied yes!!! I thought that was funny but I guess if no one ever told you when to stop and you just didn’t know….
We chatted about how he sometimes wakes up early and won’t go back to sleep and that I now limit his nap. He asked if either DH or I had sleep problems (I don’t go to sleep very easily). He said 12 hours total daily was fine for his age and if I limit his nap to 1 1/2 hours then I need to let him sleep as long as he wants in the morning (I do). He likes to see kids nap til at least 4 years of age. He said to get rid of the pacifier even if he only uses it when he sleeps- but frankly, now is not the time to rid him of it because he is already having a bit of trouble going back to sleep and I have NO DESIRE to cause more trouble right now. I like my sleep! I am not concerned that it is affecting his speech at all.
We discussed Potty Training. I told him why I thought he wasn’t ready- no real interest, doesn’t undress well or dress himself at all. Doesn’t indicate when he is wet nor care about it, etc. He said to get him interested in his bathroom functions by having DH show him how to pee on a tree. Hahahaha! He said little boys just really think that is cool. He indicated that he may not get interested til anywhere through 3 1/2 years old. I am hoping to PT him before the next baby comes but do not want to even attempt it until he is interested, can take off his own pants and can tell me he needs to go.
He got a quick once over checkup- ears, mouth, chest, lil boy area. All fine.
He got a Hepatitis A shot. He doesn’t go back til he’s 3 and then he gets a Hepatitis A booster shot.
And did I mention he screamed at the first sight of the nurse til we walked out the door- 45 minutes????? 🙁 It was stressful!
And did I mention to DH that the next time Bren has a well visit I should be very pregnant? 😀 😀 😀 You bet I did!

One thought on “Brendan’s 2 year visit with the pediatrician

  1. Brendan is getting so big! Wowsers! Jacob will be 2 in June and the next well baby visit for him, I’ll be near popping with this one. Who would have thought?? Seems so crazy!!! I can’t wait for you to get knocked up again. Tee hee!
    Love and Hugs!
    A

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