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Friday, November 13, 2009

Braden - 15 Months

There is no way my little man is 15 months old already. No way. Well, okay I guess there is a way since he is. The past three months have gone even faster than the three before that. Maybe since he is just non stop all day. He learned to walk and hasn't stopped since. I love it though, he still has the semi new walker waddle walk going on....and that is just cute!

We had Braden's 15 month check-up today. Me being the strong Mama I am (HA!) told Matt to not worry about coming with us since it was in the middle of the day. Well, I forgot about the fact that not only did he need shots but they also test their iron and lead levels at this appointment.

Here's we are waiting for the doc to come see us. Thank goodness for cherry flavored sticks to keep a boy happy.

Braden's 15 month stats:
Height: 32 inches - 77 percentile
Weight: 28.5 pounds - 91 percentile
Head Circ: 19.75 - 98 percentile

My solid boy with lots of brains. :)

The shots went well and he didn't even shed a tear. Even though he didn't cry, he definitely wasn't happy about the situation. He yelled at the nurse a little bit and then ripped the band aids off...like he was trying to prove a point or something.

Then down to the lab we went. Last time we did this (with Alexa) they just pricked her finger and squeezed some blood out so I was a little surprised when they brought him in a room to lay him on a bed with a tray of a bunch of stuff on it. Apparently they changed how they did this and now they take blood from the arm. With a needle. Obviously. I asked the girl if I could leave the room and she told me that they needed me to help hold him down (even though there was 2 of them in there.) I told her I couldn't do that and she said "We're busy back here." (With a smile I might add!) And I was thinking, 'Really, I couldn't tell from the 20 minute wait.' UGH So there I was pinning my baby down so they could get blood. He was such a trooper and once again barely cried. He even gave her a smile as we were walking out the door. Much more forgiving then this Mommy is. :)

Happy 15 month birthday baby boy.

9 comments:

shannon said...

i *cannot* believe that he is so tough! i hate hate hate taking the kids too, because i cry WAY more than they ever do. ;)
he is so stinkin' cute.

He & Me + 3 said...

He is adorable and what a good little guy. Love his chubbies. Those sticks must be awesome.

Katrina said...

He is so cute. I love that new walk waddle. There's nothing sweeter.
You did a great job with him having his blood drawn! Aidyn freaked out when he had his done and I completely lost it. The nurses were actually asking ME if I was okay. Ugh!

Tina Fisher said...

He is so cute for sure!

BTW all my kids are in the 90th or even have been off the chart (Karley) for measurements! I like having big babies! Plus...when they stick those shots in....there's a little cushion!! :)

Have a great weekend!

Glad you're out of your funk!

T

3LittleMonkeys said...

He is so adorable!
My youngest just turned 15 months and I am loving this age! He loves to walk everywhere now and is trying to run to keep up with his brothers. I want to keep him at this age forever!

carma said...

Yes indeedy - that's a lotta brains there!

Jen said...

I know what you mean about the shots...Sounds like he had a GREAT checkup.

Heidi said...

UGH to intervenous blood draws. The girls had them at 9 months to check hemoglobin, they did not handle them so well, but there papa was there to handle it.
This post reminded me that I need to schedule their 12 month appointments.
My son has been off the chart for his noggin since birth, I agree lots of brains.

Stephanie said...

So handsome! i'm glad the doctor went okay. I'm one of those that can't leave and has to hold them for all their shot but I understand also how difficult it is to watch and see them in pain.