Brian’s 2 year old check up

Height- 37 1/4 inches, 97%
Weight- 36.1 lbs, 100%
Head circ- 20 1/2 inches, 100%
Brian is a little shorter than Max was at this age. If we estimate their heights according to the old wives’ tale of doubling their height when they are 2, Max will be 6’4 and Brian will be over 6’2.
Brian is healthy- yay. He is behind in his speech development, however. Brian was nervous and wouldn’t talk to the doctor at all, answer any of her questions, or follow any of her directions. She said he should be talking more, putting together word combinations, and using personal pronouns. If he isn’t doing this by the end of the summer, we should have him reevaluated for speech therapy. Also I was scolded for him not knowing his animal sounds. Right now my mom is thinking, “those damn animal sounds again!” I still have the animal toy, so I don’t know what Brian’s problem is. Heh.
No shots this time. And he still isn’t allowed to have peanut products. (Hear that, Babba?)
Ha, I kind of want to tag this as “development” but I don’t think that is how Kevin uses the development tag.

3 thoughts on “Brian’s 2 year old check up”

  1. Granted, I have never met Brian and I am not qualified to say if he does or does not need speech therapy but I will tell you this from personal experience:
    Lauren was well over two before she began speaking. I took her for a check-up and Sharon (6 years older, remember) went into the office along with us. I mentioned my concern that she was not more verbal than I remembered Sharon being. The peditrician asked Lauren several questions — all of which Sharon replied to. The Dr. had a little smile on his face and looked me in the eye and said — “There’s your answer!” Lauren, the baby, the princess, did not NEED to talk as her big sister did it for her!!! Wow — we hadn’t even noticed. We just always considered Sharon the doting sister. When we explained to Sharon that Lauren needed to answer her own questions so she could practice talking, Sharon was wonderful about it! Eventually, Lauren found her words.
    But come to think of it — Lauren is the shy one anyway and not much of a talker to this day! I wonder how much of it is wrapped in their personality? Sounds like a great study!
    Done babbling — how ironic is that?!?
    Hugs,
    Auntie M

  2. Granted, I have never met Brian and I am not qualified to say if he does or does not need speech therapy but I will tell you this from personal experience:
    Lauren was well over two before she began speaking. I took her for a check-up and Sharon (6 years older, remember) went into the office along with us. I mentioned my concern that she was not more verbal than I remembered Sharon being. The peditrician asked Lauren several questions — all of which Sharon replied to. The Dr. had a little smile on his face and looked me in the eye and said — “There’s your answer!” Lauren, the baby, the princess, did not NEED to talk as her big sister did it for her!!! Wow — we hadn’t even noticed. We just always considered Sharon the doting sister. When we explained to Sharon that Lauren needed to answer her own questions so she could practice talking, Sharon was wonderful about it! Eventually, Lauren found her words.
    But come to think of it — Lauren is the shy one anyway and not much of a talker to this day! I wonder how much of it is wrapped in their personality? Sounds like a great study!
    Done babbling — how ironic is that?!?
    Hugs,
    Auntie M

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