We saw his regular ped for 9 mo checkup and his pre-op paperwork and the first flu shot dose. I love a good checkup, it's usually very reassuring.
She was really pleased with his development and the strength on his weaker side and the fit of his orthotic helmet, etc.
She said she isn't concerned about his connected upper lip frenum and the earliest she thinks he might need it snipped is if it causes speech problems in a few years or if the dentist recommends it. He had had a MRSA infection that is really well cleared up. Everything looked good.
Now she wasn't concerned about this, but his weight dropped from the 75th percentile at 5 months to the 25th percentile this month. He has actually not gained a lot since 7 months old. He was really sick for part of it, about two weeks, and he had a lot of nursing and appetite decrease. It's back up and he eats lots of high cal foods. She just poked some fat rolls and said "look, he's not skinny!" and said not to worry. But of course I do kind of worry. Doesn't that seem like a big fall off his curve in that time? His head and length have increased according to his curve.
I guess I just always need something to worry about.
Anyway it's lovely to get a good look over and a clean bill of health. I kind of wish I could take my 10 year old in every few months and get such a thorough look over, you know?