Last Friday was Jordan's one-year checkup.
He weighs 23 pounds, 14 ounces. This puts him in the 50th percentile for weight. So what I would really like to know is, how big are the 100th percentile babies? Because he is huge.
As far as I understand, it doesn't really matter what the percentile, as long as the growth trajectory is steady. And his is.
The head, it continues right along in the 90th percentile.
We had a new pediatrician this time. She was perfectly nice. She asked about all these things that he might be doing at this point - and one after the other I was all...Um. No.
"Does he point at things?"
"Point? No." (He's supposed to be pointing?)
"Can he use a spoon?"
"No." (All by himself? Are you kidding?)
"Does he say 'Mama'?"
"Yes!" (Yay! We got one!)
"Exclusively meaning you?"
"Oh. Well. No." (Mamamamama = this sucks, generally speaking. Although now that I think about it, maybe Mama and Mamamamamama are different words? Hmm.)
"Is he walking?"
"No. I think his 90th percentile head weighs him down." (Seriously. Have you seen the head? It falls him over.)
"Does he imitate your behavior?"
"Yes. Like, when you're cleaning, does he pretend to clean?"
She made a wax-on kind of motion with her hand.
"Or when you're vacuuming, does he pretend to vacuum?"
"Clean or vacuum? Um, no." (It took all my self control not to laugh. This question was based on the assumption that he's actually seen Mama clean in his entire little life.)
But seriously. At the end of this I was all, really? All these other kids his age are doing all these things and he's not? Are we doing something wrong?
And then she told me not to worry, that he was totally normal, and then the nurse came in and gave him four shots and it devolved into screaming chaos.
But other than that, it was fine.