Thursday, September 8, 2011

3Y Doctor Visit

We all made a trip to see Dr. Jack today for Jude's three-year visit.  He didn't need any shots, which sort of disappointed him (he asked if he could get a shot next time)!  Ada got a flu shot, and wasn't very happy about that.

Jude continues to be very large.  Here are his stats:
  • Weight: 41 pounds (98th percentile)
  • Height: 42 inches (99.9th percentile)
  • BMI (body mass index) is about 50th percentile (calculated for the first time)
With an average BMI, there doesn't seem to be any reason to worry about Jude's weight at this point.  He did gain a few pounds over the summer, but he also grew a few inches.  He is solid muscle, and looks pretty slim.

Jude talked with the doctor about his birthday party, his school, his friends, and his love of stickers.  Dr. Jack tried to convince Jude that it's time to stop using diapers.  I don't think he bought it.  The doctor commented on Jude's language and coordination, saying both seemed pretty well developed.  We didn't really have any concerns, other than Jude's recent tendency to hurt himself by landing on his head.  The boy is covered in bumps and bruises, and he seems to get fresh ones more quickly than the old ones can heal.  Just a phase, hopefully.  Or maybe it's part of being a boy.

The doctor's office moved to a new building over the summer, and there are some pretty cool escalators and elevators in the atrium.  Everyone had a good time riding up and down (and up and down).

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