Jacob had his well child-check up today, finally after two cancelled appointments because of being sick. After having to receive the RSV shot every month the poor little tyke has gotten to the point where he starts crying as soon as Deb, the nurse, stetches his legs out. It was nearly impossible to get the little guy measured for his height. Heh. Though, I don’t think little guy is quite the right terminology here, he’s really quite a hefty boy, 24 lbs, 3o 1/2 inches (roughly anyway). 🙂 Well, other than an ear infection he is checking out just fine, which is always a good thing to hear.
Now that we have hit the year mark we really start keeping an eye on his developement. His oxygen levels were so low for a prolonged period of time that brain damage was a real concern. They didn’t find anything at the time when they did the brain ultrasounds but they did say there may be some developement issues down the road. Frankly I don’t mind the hurdles we might have to jump, at least he is alive and we are jumping them. 🙂 The doctor said that so far he is looking right on track and even ahead of the game, but did suggest getting involved in early intervention to have some extra eyes on him etc. They or we might decide it isn’t neccessary but we figure we might as well work with them, the educational benefit would be great, and I’m not sure quite what things to look for either, not to mention the other benefits should something come up.
We are remaining very positive though, especially as he has so far proven to be bright, engaging, and an early mover, just keeping both eyes open wide. 🙂 After all he is our miracle boy and has a habbit of beating the odds, lets just hope he keeps right on beating them! 🙂