Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Kaelen's Health Update

For all of you who are interested, Kaelen went for his 18 month checkup on Monday. Kaelen has sure come along way over the past year and a half. He has gone from weighing 5.5 lbs and 17 inches long to present; 29 lbs and 34.5 inches long.

It is hard to believe how time flies by and just how much your child grows and absorbs on a daily basis. It seems just like yesterday that we were in shock that our precious boy decided to make an early arrival and all of the uncertainties that came along with that. We have been lucky that Kaelen has been so healthy and resilient. Sure we have seen more specialists than you can count on one hand, but the good news is that those visits ended up reassuring us that our baby is going to be just fine.

Our newest adventure is going to be to visit a speech therapist as the pediatrician is concerned that Kaelen doesn't talk. He only has one real word, which is Dad. That word one day could actually mean Dad and other days it could mean pretty much anything and everything else. I am not overly concerned about this yet as Kaelen's level of comprehension is very good, so I have always figured that he will take his own sweet time to start this newest skill. Just like the walking, sitting up, sleeping through the night and the list could go on.

But I do give Kaelen credit: when he does decide to adopt his newest skill, he certainly does it with a bang and there is no turning back from there!

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