Thursday, July 8, 2010

18 month check up

Myers had his 18 month check-up on Monday, and he was given a clean bill of health. He is 24.5 lbs (40th percentile), 30 inches (5th percentile, and his head circumference is 30th percentile. His tubes are still in place. Dr. Royal said that his speech development and physical development were right on target. I have to admit that I was a little worried about his speech development because he only has about 10 words that he uses a lot and about 22 words all together. It seems like so many other kids I know his age can say 50-100 words! She said that his speech is very normal for this age. Dr. Royal commented that we must read to him a lot because he sat and quietly read a book while she was examining him!

Other things Myers can do now:
He can point to his ears, nose, hair, mouth, teeth, tongue, belly button, fingers, toes, and knees.
He can roar when he sees a lion or a tiger, say vroom-vroom when he sees a car, stick his tongue out when he sees a frog, and pound his chest for a gorilla.
Eat with a spoon and fork.
He does pretty well with a regular cup too.

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