Spear’s 9 Month Well Visit

On September 27th we had Spear’s 9 month well visit. I decided to let him try peanut butter for the first time that morning since we’d be going to the dr anyway just in case he had any sort of reaction! 

He LOVED it (I mean who doesn’t?) and didn’t have any sort of issue whatsoever with it!

There are no shots at the 9 month visit so I took Spear solo which made it easier in arranging the visit and less stressful over all because I always worry about Zach needing to get out of there to get to work!

Spear is a lot like Britt in many ways…both are high sleep needs kids and both are my more wild children. He was into everything in that dr office! But it kept him busy and happy so it worked in my favor 😉 I had to keep stopping him from pulling things out of the drawers (but you’d also think at a dr office they would have locks or something on them ya know?)

It was a very quick, easy visit. Here are things we discussed:

  • With Spear sucking his thumb he gets a red spot on his cheek. It’s from laying on his cheek with the thumb there and the saliva always being in that area. I got a refill of the ointment we use to help clear that up. 
  • I showed her photos of the rashes Spear got when we first introduced eggs and cheerios and then told her that I’d reintroduced both and he had no reaction. She said the rash looked viral and most likely that it was unrelated to the food and more likely it was his body fighting an infection on it’s own.
  • When it comes to rashes she said If you press it and it turns white that it’s a good way to know that it’s viral and not a reaction to something. 
  • We talked a bit about transitioning to whole milk since the time is coming and she said the way I’ve always done it is fine and that it’s totally okay to start the transition a 11 months.
  • The BIG ticket item at this visit was about Spear’s head size. During his 6 month visit she mentioned his head was small and that if he wasn’t hitting milestones that he’d need to get a ct scan done at a neurologist. I’ve basically tried not to think about it because there is NOTHING I can do to prevent that and if it’s something that needs to happen…then it needs to happen. I do tend to worry more about Spear than my other babies (which is funny being that he’s the 4th kid) so I naturally was concerned about this. BUT she said he’s totally fine and that he probably just genetically has a smaller head. She said his stats had a significant increase and she was also glad to see that he’s fully sitting, crawling, etc. He just had a big burst of development between appointments which was such a God thing 🙂 

At Spear’s 6 month well visit he was: 

26.75 inches long (48th percentile), 17.8 lbs (30th percentile) and his head was 16.6 (6th percentile)

At 9 months his stats were:

28.75 inches long (25th percentile), 19.7 lbs (50th percentile) and his head was 17.5 (23rd percentile)

To compare stats with the other kids:

Tess at 9 months: 27 1/4 inches long (40th percentile), 16 lbs and 2 oz (10th percentile), and her head was 17.25 inches (45th percentile).

Britt at 9 months: 28.5 inches long (75th percentile), 17.14 lbs (25th percentile) and her head was 16.5 inches around (10th percentile).

Kye at 9 months: 29 3/4 inches long (90th percentile), 21.9 lb (75th percentile), and 18 1/8 inches head circumference (75th percentile)

As always all the stats confuse me with the percentiles being all over the place. But whatever! As long as my babies are healthy and on target…I don’t care about the math haha! 

So thankful for the continued blessings of Spear’s incredible health. Every visit I pray a prayer of thankfulness for Mama E and how much she took care of this precious boy! 

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