12-month check up

Ben had his 1-year check up last week. His stats:

  • Weight: 22 lbs. 4 oz. (between the 25th and 50th percentiles – translation: skinny)
  • Height: 32.75 inches (above the 95th percentile – translation: off the charts tall)
He had five shots, including a flu shot. He also had to have some routine blood work done, which I took him to do right after those shots. He was sound asleep so I thought we could be in and out at the lab. Wrong! Such a big needle in a little arm! Such a soul-piercing scream that I have never heard before. Very disturbing!
Overall though, Ben is perfectly healthy. Because he is a super physical kid, his communication skills are a little stunted, but no cause for concern. It doesn’t help that he uses a pacifier and we give in to his crying all the time. (Hey, I may not be the best parent but I’m proud he’s still alive!)

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