24 Month Checkup

Thursday, April 14, 2011
With Luke now officially being a 2 year old he gets another wellness checkup visit with the doctor.  Talking to Mom this checkup didn't go as easily as the past ones.  Luke wanted to have no interaction with the doctor.  When she would reach out to touch him he would cry and reach for Mom.  The doctor couldn't even look at his toes without a negative reaction.  He had a different doctor than the normal one and that probably had something to do with it.

Luke appeared to be fine developmentally.  The doc found was that Luke had a double ear infection.  Mom and I didn't know he had one as he wasn't showing any outward signs.  I'm guessing it was just getting started and we would have seen it in a few days.  Or the doctor just needed to make a payment on her boat.  Also she was a little concerned about one of his eyes.  I'm not sure if it is an alignment issue like with Alyce or some near sightedness but we are to go to a specialist and have it check out.

Mom asked about Luke's screaming.  At times when he is really excited or wanting some attention he will pardon the term "scream like a girl".  His screams are silence destroying missiles that will pierce through any conversation and cause headaches if you get too close.  The doctor said that it is a boy thing and that it will go away when he learns more words.

Luke's scores in height and weight are:
  • Height:  36 inches
  • Weight: 32 lbs.
Both of those values are in the 90th percentile.  Comparing those to his 18 Month values he grew 2 1/2 inches and gained 2 lbs.  To compare against Alyce she was 35 3/4 inches and 25 lbs at 2 years.

The best part about Luke being 2 years old is that we can stop saying he is X months old.  After 18 months it is just kind of weird.  To go any further past 24 and gets even worse.  Luke is 33 months old, I think not.  Also, Luke now gets to eat peanut butter.  We didn't have any fears about peanut allergies and I even thing he might have had some peanuts, but doctors recommend staying away from them until 2 years of age.

To close Luke got a Hepatitis A vaccination.