December 9, 2011

Two Year Check-Up

We had Rachel's two year check-up today. Yeah, I know she was born in September and I know it's now December but the pediatrician she sees doesn't seem to care as long as she goes within the year. Crazy, I know. Anyway, we went through a bunch of things but over all he was very pleased with her progress. She's grown in both weight and length and if you go by her adjusted age, she's pretty average on the Ds growth charts. The pediatrician also had us fill out a developmental chart that tracks your child's progress. At first I was given the one for 2-3 year olds and I knew right off the bat that she wouldn't get anything on it. So, they gave us the 12-24 month one instead. Rachel fell around 18 months developmentally. At lot of what held her back was her lack of speech. I knew it would. No big surprise there. We are working on that though. Her speech therapist keeps saying the words will come but I have a gut feeling there is something more behind her lack of words. I guess we'll find out as the months come. We also have some orders to get blood drawn and an x-ray of her neck. We'll do that next Wednesday after her follow-up with the ENT.

Other than the never ending doctors appointments for both kids, we are doing pretty good. Charlie still doesn't sleep more than 4 hours at a time over night and 2 during the day but we'll take it. At least he's happy when he is awake now. Rachel is much better since having her tonsils and adenoids taken out. She fell asleep in the car today with her mouth closed. That hasn't happened in a long time. She didn't even shift at all in her sleep to get air. How amazing that was! They completely adore each other, by the way. Charlie's eyes never leave Rachel as she races around the room and Rachel always comes over to see Charlie and pat him nicely. I know they are going to be quite the pair.


  1. Arina was also 2 in September, and has no speech. She says da da, but I don't really think she says it specifically for daddy. Everything is da da. I didn't think anything about her lack of speech until my ped mentioned it at her 2 year. It freaked me out at first, but I look at all of her little friends, and they are all about the same, so I'm not too worried!

  2. She is so beautiful :)

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