The boy is recovering from a grueling two vaccinations (the bad ones, DTP and the pneumococcal one) not to mention a naked 40 minute total wait for docs & nurses. He is healthy, and as a seasoned parent who has been through all this before (yes, laugh here) I had no questions for the doc. My only question in the whole visit was how do I keep my 14.5 month old savant occupied (= not screaming) for FORTY MINUTES while you make us wait when she's already seen the toys in the waiting room?
He is now 21 lbs and 28.5 inches long. He is on back on the charts for the first time since shortly after birth, at the equivalent of the 95th percentile in length and the 90th in weight. He jumps up and down in his high chair by thrusting his legs, he stands with assistance, he walks with help (if I walk behind him kicking his feet gently forward with each step) and he follows the sound of my voice as if his life depended on it. He has begun to cry when choice toys are removed from his grasp prematurely; his sister is learning this alarm sound he makes and hides with her booty if it was ripped loudly from his grip. His most favored possession? The cable remote control. How do children innately know what household totems equal power?