Wednesday, January 27, 2010

9 month check-up

Max is still over the 95% for height. He only grew 1/2 an inch since his 6 month check-up. He was way over the 95% then. The doctor showed me the growing curve. The 95% has a blue line and then way above it, Is a dot for Max. :) Now his dot has gone down closer to the 95% blue line. He's so tall.
He is 75% for weight. He must be thinning out with all the moving around he does.
The doctor did inform me that Max had a slight heart murmur. He heard it when Max was first born. Then he never heard it again. Until this last appointment. He said it could be because Max was not feeling well. He had a cold. He told me that he hears these things all the time and it's really nothing to be worried about. But, Because Max is over 9 months old and the doctor heard it again. I could take him to a cardiologist. Just to make sure. Or, I could wait and see if the doctor hears it again at Max's 12 month appointment.
My doctor said he didn't want me to worry about it. Him telling me to go and see a cardiologist was more "textbook" then anything to be really concerned about. I'm not sure what I want to do about it. I really trust my doctor. If he says not to worry about it. Then I'm really not too worried about it. I think I might just go to the cardiologist just in case.
Max is now walking along furniture. He's fully mastered crawling. He tries to out crawl me when I come to get him away from whatever he's not supposed to be getting into.
It's really funny when he hears me coming and he either tries to crawl away as fast as he can. Or, He tries to squeeze onto whatever he's not supposed to be playing with and get every last amount of play time with it before I come and take it away. It's really hilarious! He'll go all spazzy on the thing.
He's also discovered how to push doors open. He tries to free the dogs out of their "penalty box" (Shaun's office) all the time. Good thing it has a latch at the top of the door. I have to lock it now.
He's also learned how to slide things out of his way. If I wanted to keep him in the living room. I would put his play pen by the chair and block him in. Then he learned how to slide his play pen over and squeeze through the opening. I know have to block the other end of the play pen so he can't slide it over.
I love watching him learn and grow. It's so fun to see him getting smarter and figuring things out. Even if it makes more work for me.


Sankat said...

Yay for Max being tall!
I hope there is nothing to worry about his heart. Do you see Dr. Jones? I would trust him too.
That is great that he is walking along furnature at 9 months old! Oh, and size 4 shoes at 9 months, he really is big!

Garth & Ashley Pedersen said...

It is so fun to see him all the time. Kaylee has so much fun with him. She has had a heart murmur too when she was born and still has it. She saw a cardiologist at 3 months and will see him again at 12 months. The doctors say they should heal on their own, so hopefully things heal up for max too!