Wednesday, February 2, 2011

18 month stats and therapy

Last week, we finally had Russell's 18 month doctor's appointment. We switched doctors around Christmas (finally, after commuting back and forth to our old doctor for a couple months after we moved), and it took them a while to fit him in. His stats are:
Weight: 26 lbs 10 oz (55th percentile)
Length: 32 3/4 in (50th percentile)
Head: 19 1/4 in (75th percentile)

I feel like he's finally leveling out to where he should be, since he was about 50th percentile at birth.


Also, though I'm not going to go into much detail, Russell was evaluated by a state agency today and is eligible to receive speech therapy services and fine motor skill therapy. I have been on a roller coaster of emotions about this, but I am glad that he'll be getting some help that he needs. It is praiseworthy, though, that his social, gross motor, and comprehension skills are all normal!


Right before my last ultrasound with Meredith - when I was nervous about her growth - I discovered a Bible verse that I now love and cling to with each of my children. Proverbs 14:26 - Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. How awesome is our God, that if we have faith, He will protect not only us, but our children as well?

1 comment:

  1. I can understand the range of emotions you go through with the therapy. I've been through it! I'm still going through it! You are really smart to start early. We waited too late b/c everyone kept saying it would develop in time, and it just didn't at the rate like it should. He will do great! :)