It’s hard to believe that Nick is already nine months old. Jason looked at him the other day and told him he had doubled his age because he had been alive for the same amount of time that he had cooked. Hitting the nine month mark means many different milestones, but it also means it’s time for the next well baby visit. Our appointment with the doctor was yesterday and it went pretty well.
Nick is doing a great job sticking to his percentile curves, although he has dropped a little in percentile for height and weight. His weight was 18lbs 2.5oz which puts him into the 10% while his height was 27.5in which put him in the 22%. He certainly fits into my family with those numbers. His head was 18in which put him in the 61% percentile. We’re still not quite sure where the big head comes from. His head seems so large for his little body (although I can’t say it looks odd to me), so the doctor we saw at his six month well visit had been concerned about the size. It may be larger, but it has always been that way. As long as he stays on his curve our doctor sees no point in worrying about it.
Our doctor was really great and spent a lot of time with us yesterday answering all of our questions. I was concerned about how Nick’s feedings should be now that he is getting closer to one year. She said we were doing a great job and that we could start cutting back the amount of formula he gets (we can cut up to 6oz a day) and give him more food. She also said that we should start introducing him to more table foods (as long as they’re soft). I also was concerned about how to introduce whole milk in a few months. She told me to mix 3/4 a bottle of formula with 1/4 milk (for all of his bottles) and slowly start putting in more milk and less formula. I really liked this idea. The idea of all of a suddenly just giving him milk, in a cup no less, just seemed odd to me. With Nick I think it would be a battle that I wouldn’t win.
This should have been an all happy visit because Nick didn’t need any shots this time, but it did have a down point in that it was decided that his sinus infection had returned. Only a few weeks ago Jason and I were so happy to have Nick’s antibiotics done since it gave him tummy aches and bad explodoes, but we were very happy that the doctor wrote another prescription for it yesterday. Nick has been very fussy and not himself lately and we really want our happy boy back.
Overall Nick’s nine month well visit went very well. I still can’t believe that we’re on the downward slide with only 3 months left to go until his birthday. The next time he goes back to the doctor (unless we have to go back for his sinus infection again) he’ll be a big 1 year old boy.