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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Today, Cooper had a day of torture.  He went in for his one year checkup and vaccinations.  He got four vaccines: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); chickenpox; Haemophilus Influenzae type b; and pnuemococcal conjugate.  Plus, he had to get the first of two testosterone injections in preparation for his surgery in October.  Recently, he has been getting some granulation tissue growth under his button.  So, he also had to have silver nitrate applied to that.  Basically, silver nitrate burns away the excess tissue.  You can imagine how that feels.  Right after all of that, Cooper went to sleep and slept for the next four and a half hours.  Poor little guy!  I think he was a little traumatized!

Good news:  Cooper weighs 19 lbs. 4 oz.!!  That is the 25th percentile for a premature baby boy, and between the 5th and 10th percentile for a normal 12 month old!  He's actually ON the curve!  He is also 72 cm, which is also on the curve for a normal 12 month old!  So exciting!  He's never been on normal curves before!!


Lauren said...

H was 19 lbs 10 oz at his 12 month check up so they are really similar in size! He was 8th percentile for weight. Percentiles are all crap anyway really!

Katie said...

Yea for making the growth curve! He doesn't sound that small to me. It's all that yummy homemade baby food you've been making! How often does he eat with the g tube?