We had Cooper's two year wellness check yesterday morning. I went into this appointment thinking I'm a pro at this and it should be easy, it's not like he has to get shots. This was all until we first got called back for weight and height. The boy went BA-NA-NAS! I've have never seen such. First he wouldn't stand on the scale so we had to use the baby scale. I stripped him down, tried to lay him down and that is when he lost it. He screaming and clinging to me, had is arms and legs wrapped around me so tight that I wasn't even holding on. The assistant finally just did the best she could, not for sure how accurate it all was. It came up 23 lb 13 oz for weight ; 5th %, 33 1/2 inches for height; 15th % and the 65th % for head.
Next up was a finger prick for a CBC and to check for lead. To my amazement he did very well with this, he wasn't bleeding a lot so she really had to squeeze his finger to get the blood out, he was crying but wasn't fighting her.
Finally, we met with the doctor and it was smooth sailing from then on out. He didn't cry when she looked in his ears and sat like a good little boy on my lap the whole time. I expressed some of my concerns regarding his speech so she did put in a referral to First Steps. My biggest concern is not having another well check for a year and the possibility of him falling further behind and having a hard time catching up. I got the call from First Steps yesterday afternoon and we are having our initial meeting next week. I will keep you posted once we have evaluation. Most people tell me I'm crazy, he's just a shy little boy, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Either he qualifies and we get back on track, or he doesn't qualify and he's perfectly normal. Of course I think he is perfect anyway :)