Friday, February 06, 2009

Thriving Three Year Old

On Thursday morning, we went back to see our pediatrician but this time it was for Logan's 3 year check up. That morning before going in we had performed all of the tasks on the "Ages and Stages" questionnaire. We made a game of it and Logan had a lot of fun. He was able to do most things and aced gross motor skills (jumping, climbing, throwing), communication skills (forming four word sentences, naming at least seven body parts, following direction), problem solving (imitating tasks I did, using tools around the house like a step stool, repeating number sequences) and personal/social skills (using utensils, recognizing himself in the mirror, taking turns, recognizing his gender). He did not do so well with fine motor skills (threading shoelaces, using scissors, properly holding a pencil).

We went in and the nurse measured his standing height and weight for the first time. He is 38 3/4 inches (90%), weighed 32 pounds, 12 ounces (55%), his BMI was 15.33 (25%) and his blood pressure was 90/60. Soon our Doctor came in, asked a few questions about Carter since we had been there the day before and looked over Logan's forms. She looked him over, asked him questions and said he was growing wonderfully. She had no concerns and was impressed that he was pretty much potty trained at night now. She asked if I had any questions.

I asked her to check his nose to make sure there wasn't anything forgotten in there from his nose-obsession days. All clear. I asked her about his communication skills because I know exactly what he's talking about 90% of the time, other's? Not so much. She thought he was OK, but went ahead and wrote up a script to see the speech pathologist again. I also was concerned that he has been so picky about food, he's refused to eat dinner for weeks. She said his weight was fine and that my refusal to make him special dinners was spot on. Bottom line - he won't starve. Other than seeing the dentist, our next appointment will be with his allergist to do the food challenges to see if he's outgrown the egg and garlic allergies (he hasn't. I know).

With a bill of clean health, we left and because Logan was exceptionally good that day, we went out for cupcakes. One of the cupcakery's here in town has a vegan cupcake day (which happened to be the same day as his appointment), so they are egg-free and safe for him to eat. He ate a french toast cupcake with maple frosting and chocolate milk and I had a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting and coffee. While enjoying each other's company, Carter slept peacefully in his car seat. We had a great time. It was one of our better days, if not one of the best. We were all in good moods, there was no conflict and the more I think about it, the more warm fuzzies I feel. It was great!

4 comments:

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

A cupcake shop!?!? Really!?!? I had no idea! I'm glad to hear that Logan is doing well.

Kelly said...

a comment on an old post, I know, but how did/is potting training going for Logan? Just wondering...I know kids are different, but I cannot help but compare notes on occasion...

Kristin said...

Kelly- Once Logan was ready, it was only a matter of days and he had it down perfect. A few months ago he would get busy playing and would forget, having spotting accidents, but that was very short lived. Now at 3 1/2, there are no accidents at all, night time included and he's an efficient wiper ;)

Kelly said...

yay :) Thank you Kristin :) You give me hope :) he likes to go potty like a big boy, now, but we are still using diapers.