Thursday, June 18, 2009

Braeden's 15 Month Check Up

Braeden is still a stringbean...He weighs 20lbs 14oz (5-10%) but is 31 1/4 inches tall (50-75%). Our pediatrician thinks that his issues with preferring to snack rather than eat three squares meals is behavioral. Counterintuitive as it seems, she wants us to skip excessive snacking and cut back on all drinks but water in order to get him to eat more and gain weight. Because B is so stubborn, he will be eating just about nothing if we follow her advice. I understand her theory as many toddlers are picky eaters, but I seriously think that Braeden is just going to be tall and skinny (like his daddy was as a kid) and has a high metabolism that requires him to graze frequently. Maybe we will give it a shot...but Braeden is thriving and is just a big ball of energy so I am not concerned that he is emaciated at this point!

Braeden got the dreaded MMR vaccine (I am so not one of those moms who believes the autism link but it still makes me nervous...) and varicella vaccine....He cried like a little baby but so far no adverse reactions noted.

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