Friday, April 30, 2010

Five Year Old Checkup

Ian had his 5 year old check up today. FIVE? Really? Five already? If you remember, when he was 4 he asked me if he'd be a grown up when he turned 5. But, five is one of those pivotal years...it's a big deal.

Today, he saw Dr. Sood and told me that he was very brave at the doctor's office and didn't cry a single time :) Dr. Sood says he's doing great. We may have a little vision problem, but nothing we can't fix. But, who knows at this age. Sometimes little 5 year olds who think they're grown up decide not to tell you if they can see the shape and what it is. We'll have him checked out further just to be sure all is well.

Vital statistics of our little man....at 5 years old.....he weighs 36 pounds (45th percentile on the US charts) and 41 inches tall (25th percentile on the US growth charts). He looks so big to us...but when he's around other kids his age...he looks a little small. We think Drew is going to be bigger than Ian...or at least that's what it's looking like. That will not go over so well with Ian. He, like all 5 year olds, thinks bigger is better.

3 comments:

Valerie said...

H went to his yesterday, and I was surprised at NO SHOTS! Finally! And it was bittersweet to me that, at least at H's pediatrician office, he doesn't have to go back for another well-child appointment for two years. He'll be SEVEN the next time we go. Crazy.
He's been going through some massive growth spurts lately -- eating like a teenage boy. Right now he is 47% height and 72% weight, but since I don't think his birth country is known for tall stature, we'll just see what happens. :)

Tricia said...

They do grow up fast, don't they! Ian is just slightly bigger than Ben - who will be five in August. I think Liam will be bigger than Ben as well. I agree, if that is what happens, it won't be good. Hopefully, the big brother will remain "bigger" for awhile longer.

Heather said...

C just turned 2 1/2 and weighs 26 1/2 pounds. Our boys are 9 1/2 and weigh just 43 pounds...I'm sure she will overtake them in the growth area...I agree; it won't be a pretty day! Sounds like he's doing great!