He is doing well overall but we have had some small bumps lately. He had an eye and ear infection last month and has been fighting a cold via a snotty nose since Christmas. He is STILL working on the same 6 teeth and has days where I can tell they really hurt. In the past several months we visited the endocrinolgist, ENT and pediatrician. The endocrinologist seems worried about his lack of significant weight and height gain and so am I. His pediatrician has seen him over a longer period of time and is not concerned so I have put that one on the back burner, at least temporarily. I know he will be small, its not that it bothers me that he is still in some 12-18 month clothes, it is that he is in the SAME 12-18 month clothes he was this time last year. As with everything else I suppose we have to be patient. My new favorite song is 'Fast and Slow' by Laurie Berkner Band. It has become our theme song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZgHeJ6yO1c
The ENT had to really clean out William's ears which is traumatic for both him and me since I have to hold him down while he screams bloody murder. The doctor said that the tubes look good for now, but might need to be changed in a couple months since apparently his ears are the thing that is growing!
Two year check went well as well. We are still trying to find a solution to his eczema on his cheekies but otherwise we are relatively healthy. I bombarded Doc Parsons with a bunch of crazy questions and Will got a shot and we were on our way. Will tried peanut butter for the first time and loved it so that was the big 2 year old right of passage for him. You can not live in our house and not like PB!
He continues to do well at school. Still wimpers a bit when I put him in Aunt Mere's car but once he is there he has fun! He has been participating more and more and doing new things in the classroom and gym. Here he is rolling out playdough! So focused!
It is funny going to our support meetings now and hearing the new parents concerns and remembering being there such a short time ago. Yet sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago that I was worried about those things. My new mantra is 'just do what is next'. So thats what I am doing with Will's challenges because otherwise I get overwhelmed and try to focus on too much. Again the theme song fits here...we don't want to go fast, we'll go slow:)