On Friday Ben had his 15 month checkup at the pediatrician’s office. Isaac and Jonny came with us and were extremely well-behaved, thank goodness, with the help of the Gameboys. Ben is growing well – he was 13 lbs 14 oz, which is right at the 50th percentile for weight on the CdLS growth chart for baby boys. He’s only 24.5 inches long, so he’s only at the 25th percentile for height. I guess he’s taking after his dad! 😉
He checked out fine, and his pediatrician was pleased with how he’s doing overall. Developmentally he’s at the level of a 5 or 6 month old infant. Watching Ben grow is like watching child development in slow motion!
We will be looking into insurance coverage for Synagis shots again for this coming RSV season. If the insuance doesn’t cover it, needless to say we won’t be getting the Synagis since it costs well over $1,000 per shot! Also on our agenda is an opthomology evaluation. We’ve never had Ben’s eyes checked out, and lately I’ve noticed that his left eye seems to wander outward a bit. I wonder how well he sees.
Ben had 2 vaccines, and he cried for just a little bit. Thankfully he was his usual happy self the rest of the day, with no fever or fussiness. He’s such a good baby.