Pediatrician: 14lbs 10oz, 26 1/4" long. 12 month immunizations. She was very pleased with how he is doing developmentally. She once again told me that Dylan has exceeded her expectations. :) I asked her if I should be concerned about his weight and told her that he is taking solids 3x's/day with 2 bottles. He has been kind of rejecting the formula(it has been a struggle just to get him to take the 2 bottles) - she said it was because his taste buds have changed now that he is eating solids and that formula is kind of nasty. I had also tried Pediasure to see how he would take that - no such luck(when he doesn't like something he will hold it in his mouth, smile and then spit it out). Then this morning I figured I would just try regular whole milk - HE LOVED IT! He gulped down 6oz. At this point I just want to make sure he is getting all of his vitamins and nutrients and if he is eating fruits, vegetables, meats and milk that sounds pretty good to me and I am going to stop worrying about it. She felt that he is thriving and we know that he is going to be tiny and grow slowly so as long as he isn't loosing weight we should all just relax a little bit. I thought that was good advice. Also, Dylan is finally getting his two bottom teeth, I can see just a little bit of white popping out of his gums!
Cardiologist: Dylan had an EKG and chest x-ray - results were normal. The doc said that the ASD has almost completely closed and everything looks and sounds great. Doesn't want to see him back for 1 year for an echocardiogram. Great news because he now won't need heart surgery to close up the whole.
Opthomologist: Dylan's vision is NORMAL- WHOO HOO!!! In the beginning we weren't sure about his vision. It was questionable to the doctors if he could even see at all. Now he is looking all around, tracking objects, people, etc... He will look toward you when you call his name and my favorite - when I make funny faces for him he looks at me and laughs.
Dylan has also had clogged tear ducts since birth and finally they are going to fix this problem. My poor baby, he constantly has goopy, runny eyes, and every morning when he wakes up his eye lids are crusted together. I am constantly wiping and putting ointment and drops in his eyes - he hates it. He has gotten very smart about it - when I put the ointment in he immediately wipes it away with his hand. So the doctor and I agreed that this problem is not going to clear up on its own and he needs to have a procedure done to open the tear duct. He will have to be sedated but it is pretty quick - they go in and insert a teeny tiny rod down into his tear duct to open it up and PRESTO - all better! They will be calling me next week to set it up - it will most likely be in the next few weeks, early April. I can't wait.
Dylan says "don't worry Mom, I can hold on tight."
Hailey sure loves her brother.
Dylan looks like such a big boy in this picture.