Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hank's 4 month doctor visit
Anyway. Here are the stats:
Height: 27 inches - 99th percentile
Weight: 17 lbs 4 oz. - 88th percentile
Head circ: 17 inches - 86th percentile
So I guess he's growing fine. :) This was about the time that Johnny stopped growing though, so I'm wondering if Hank will stop growing for a couple of months and then pick back up after that, like Johnny. We shall see.
In other health news, Hank's ear is still blocked with fluid, so the doctor told me to wait on the hearing test. There's no point in doing another test if the ear drum looks unchanged, he says. And I'm inclined to agree. The doctor is a little concerned, however, about Hank's hips. It seems that one hip doesn't have the range of motion of the other and there are some subtle signs pointing to hip dysplasia. So we have an appointment for a hip ultrasound in a couple of weeks. I was worried that all of his time in the ring sling may have caused this dysplasia, but the doctor assured me that having his legs spread across my stomach is a good thing and may help out his little hips. Poor Hank. He's deaf in one ear and has a bad hip... you'd think he was 100 years old!!! But he's happy, so at least there's that.
He handled his shots like a champ and smiled at everyone at the office on the way out, prompting exclamations of, "He's so happy!" "What a cutie!" and "Look at that big smile!"