12 Month Checkup and Remembering One Year Ago

Grayson had his 12 Month checkup this morning with Dr. D. Medical stuff aside, I was amazed and excited at how busy Grayson was- it wasn’t very long ago I could just hold him still while we waited and when Dr. D examined him- um, not so much anymore! He wiggled and rolled all over the exam table- kicking his legs, waving his arms, and grabbing the stethoscope. Dr. D gave him a tongue depressor to hold instead, and he promptly transferred it from one hand to the other…little showoff! (transferring is a milestone that took G a long time to acheive, but he’s got it now!).

12 Month Stats:

Weight: 16 pounds, 15.5 ounces (0.29%)
Height: 28.25 inches (8.06%)

Nothing new- we are obviously still concerned with weight. Overall, eating is going well, but it’s a slow process. We decided we are going to go ahead and introduce Pediasure, even though I was against it when we saw the GI doctor in July. But I have to do everything I can to get him to gain weight so he can grow. It will be interesting to see if he likes it.

Grayson did not get any vaccinations today. After much consideration, I just don’t feel comfortable giving him shots until we have more information about what’s going on with him. I told Dr. D I want to wait until we see the genetics specialist in November to make any decisions about future vaccinations.

It’s interesting that today was his one year checkup- exactly one year ago today, this was Grayson at his 5 day checkup:

This was the moment that we found out Grayson was a very sick little baby- his temperature was dangerously low, and he had dropped to 4 pounds, 9 ounces. We were immediately sent to the ER, and then a few hours later, transferred by ambulance downtown.

The memory of a year ago is obviously very emotional for me. It’s hard for me to even write this because that day was so scary and horrible. I’m just still so thankful we did have that appointment and for the doctors and nurses who saved his little life that day. I told Dr. D today was a much happier appointment than September 27, 2010!


  1. basebell6 on September 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    wow yes i can imagine today being tough for you remembering what happened last year! you've all come so far!

  2. Traci on September 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I think today is a day of great thanks!

  3. Esperanza on September 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Wow, what a horrible scare! I can't imagine going through that. I'm so glad that the one year anniversary of that day has you singing your son's praises. He really has grown up so much in the last 12 months. I can't wait to see what he accomplishes this year!

  4. Sarah on September 28, 2011 at 3:51 am

    I woke up this morning with Grayson on my mind, not even realizing that today was the anniversary. He is such a blessing, and I am so grateful for him – and for you! Love to both of you today.

  5. Erin on September 29, 2011 at 12:05 am

    So glad it was a great appointment and a day of triumph. It was horribly scary, so so glad that everything worked out and here we are healthy and well a year later!

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