Thursday, April 17, 2008

6 month check up

I cannot believe Jack is 6 months old!! We had his check up yesterday...he weighs 17 lbs 3 oz and is 26 inches long. He got three different shots, had to drink the yummy Rototec liquid and also got blood he was not a happy camper!! The blood draw was to check his thyroid levels...a lot of DS kids have hypothyroidism, so we have to keep a close watch. The Ped was very pleased with his eating, growth, & development...wooo hoooo! Earlier this week he also had his monthly physical therapy and occupational therapy evals...we cannot get therapy until he has a delay, how ridiculous is that!! Anyway, Jack showed Greta (PT) and Amanda (OT) all of his tricks and he did great, as usual. He is right on target with OT, but he is borderline with PT...Greta wants him to be sitting up for longer and supporting himself with his arms while on his tummy. Based on his DS diagnosis and being borderline for motor skills, Greta offered weekly PT or to wait a month and reevaluate...we jumped on the weekly sessions!! So now we have Early Intervention on Tuesdays and PT on Thursday...he is definitely going to be one busy boy.


winstead family said...

he is ONE HAPPY CAMPER!!! you seem like such a great mommy!!

allison said...

Hey girl! Happy late Birthday. Wow at the crowd you had. That picture of him sitting in bed is so cute. I don't think I have ever seen a picture of him not smiling. Are you making silly faces behind the camera or is he just always smiling? Hope to see yall soon. Please call next time you are in Jackson!!!