Friday, May 30, 2008
9 month check-up and update
Noah turned 9 months on Tuesday. We also had his 9 month check-up that day. He's doing pretty well, he's in the 55th percentile for his weight and the 70th percentile for his height. His head circumference is in the 99th percentile which raises a red flag. Anything over 97% they like to test to make sure there isn't any fluid or extra growth going on in the head that shouldn't be. So, we have a CT scheduled for Monday at Children's Hospital. I have had a hard time dealing with this. No mother wants anything to be wrong with their child. If there is extra fluid in there it would be a conditioned called Hydrocephalus. I've spent way too much time researching it (so has Justin). I felt better after I talked with the doctor yesterday and she said she isn't anticipating anything being wrong but this is just being done as a precautionary. I also talked with Noah's Aunt Janis who works in imaging at Boulder Community Hospital. Initially the doctor told us he would have to be sedated for the CT. Well, Janis let me know that he doesn't and I ran this by Noah's doctor and she said that they wouldn't have to sedate him but if for some reason he would need an MRI he would have to be sedated.
I know a lot of people are praying for Noah right now and we appreciate all the prayers and warm thoughts. I know I am doing my fair share of praying right now (and then some)! I will keep everyone posted as to what happens on Monday.
In the meantime, I'm just trying to enjoy my baby. He's such a happy little guy and so much fun to be around. He wants to spend a lot of time standing, I'm looking forward to when he learns to get himself into that position. You can see in the top two pictures that he really loves his toys. This morning he decided to pull a lot of them out of the basket and onto the floor. He's also spent tons of time yesterday and today rolling around on the floor. He was standing at a chair today and decided to sit down. Well, he slid down so that he ended up laying under the chair. What surprised me was that he was able to squirm his way out from under it!