[Mason] 18 Months.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

We took Mason to the doctor for his 18 month check up on Friday and it went surprisingly well! Not that I thought anything would be wrong, but I knew he would get at least one shot and didn't know how he would react to it. He'd been pretty good in the past, but as he gets older and more aware of what's going on, I was worried he would scream his head off.

The appointment started off with the nurse, Jennifer, greeting us and bringing us back. We LOVE her and are always so happy to see her! Mason toodled on back to the area that they weigh him in, making sure to look at and touch everything on the way back. Apparently, starting at the 18 month check up kids use the big kid scale - the one where you stand on the scale to get weighed and then they bring down the little lever to measure how tall you are. Mason was thoroughly confused by the whole thing. Like, you want me to do what? Stand where? But after a second he got it and they were able to weigh him. Then he was confused again on this thing touching his head, but they were able to measure him as well.
I seriously wish I would have taken a picture because it was the cutest thing!

|| Weight ||
25.4 pounds

|| Height ||
32 inches

According to the doctor's stats, Mason is in the 60th percentile for weight and the 30th percentile for height.
Every person that we run into asks how old he is and when we say 18 months they think he is extremely tall for his age so I couldn't imagine that being right. The doctor said he probably wasn't standing up straight so it probably wasn't overly accurate. We actually measured him when we got home and got 33 1/2 - 34 inches. We are no professionals and Mason was moving a lot but that seems more like it.
Although I have no idea what percentile that puts him in.

Between the height and weight measuring and the actual doctor visit, there was some waiting.
Of course there was! This is a doctor's office afterall!
So, what do you do with an 18 month old in a doctor's office?
Have a photo session of course!

And then he tried to escape...
And unknown to us, he could actually open the door!
I had to keep getting him so he wouldn't walk out into the hallway. 

And then to distract him...
we spun on the doctor's stool.

The doctor actually didn't take too long. We were only playing for maybe 10-ish minutes. And, like I mentioned earlier, the check up did include shots, but, only one! And Mason did AMAZING. The shot portion of the doctor visit is always the worst for me because they have to hold his arms and legs down so he doesn't move. I seriously want to cry. The poor kid is so happy and unaware, thinking everything is great, and then BAM. Shot in the leg! It always takes a good two seconds for him to realize what just happened and then the crying starts. But! This time he only cried for like two seconds! Literally! He cried initially and then Seth picked him up and he was good to go. I was shocked! My baby is officially a big boy!
A BRAVE big boy!

After the appointment, we came home and Seth went out with our friends for a birthday celebration while I stayed home since we didn't have a babysitter. I didn't mind though because I got cuddles with my boy so I was a happy mama :)


  1. Mine hates shots too and we have one coming up next week. I'm dreading it, but glad it's only the one this time!


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