Friday, April 29, 2011

12 Month Checkup & Cupcake Love

Today was Elijah's 12 month well baby check up with Dr. B. It went fairly well. He is still on track for height and weight and the nurses and CNP we saw had nothing but good things to say about him. He got blood drawn for anemia and lead testing as well as his vaccines shots (hep A, MMR, and chicken pox). He cried quite a bit after the shots, but it had already been a long morning for him and he is now zonked out in his crib for what will hopefully be a long nap.

They also told me that the doctor still wants us to see the Facial/Cranial specialists in Rapid City because his head is large for his age. I don't know if it is necessary but the doctor wants us to do it. I plan to go along with it unless they decide he needs a CAT scan. I'm going to need some pretty darn good reasoning to allow that. For now it sounds like they will merely be doing measurements and looking at his head shape from the outside. If I don't hear from them next week I am supposed to call in, so it sounds like it will really happen this time.

In happier news, Elijah is one year old! His actual birthday was spent at home since the weather was rainy and cold but he did get to see both sets of grandparents which always makes him happy. I posted a video of him enjoying his first taste of cake, but below are the photos that show his initial disdain for the cupcake to his complete joy. 

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