My mom came with me to help wrangle the kids at the doctor today. They were enjoying running around naked until Maddie peed on the floor. Jumping off the scale was completely entertaining to them.
As usual I was completely curious how much they weighed. I suppose their rapid growth slows down at this point but I was still shocked at Madison’s weight. Especially because I really thought I had noticed her feeling a lot heavier than before.
At 18 months Madison was 20 lbs 3 oz and in the 10th percentile
Today she was 21.5 lbs which puts her back down to the 5th where she had always been prior to 18 months
Her height was 32.5 inches 15th percentile
At 18 months Jackson was 24 lbs 6 oz and in the 30th percentile
Today he was 26 lbs which put him in the 25th percentile
His height was 34.5 inches 25th percentile
We were told to stay on whole milk for at least the next 6 months to try to beef them up a little bit. She also told us to start taking vitamins now. I got some flintstone looking ones at TJ’s but any recommendations would be appreciated. I had asked about peanuts and she said that we could introduce them at this point. I’m not in any rush to do that but I do want to know if there are any allergies.
There were no vaccinations today. They were supposed to have blood drawn for lead testing but we ran out of time and the rest of the staff was already at lunch. So now I have to make a separate trip to the hospital. Is this test even necessary? I can’t tell you how much I don’t want to subject them to a blood draw. It just breaks my heart. We have no lead paint in our house but are there other places they can be exposed to it?
OH, and I asked about testing the blood for peanut allergies since I know a friend of mine had her daughter tested that way. The nurse practitioner said the only way to test for allergies was a scratch test. Any knowledge in this area?