Today was Matthew's 9 month well-baby visit (he'll be 9 months on the 27th). The staff cheered when I said it was a well-baby visit (instead of our frequent 'what in the world is going on with Matthew' visits), and then laughed when I said I think he's got a cold to celebrate.
Matthew is now officially off the charts in weight and head size (and has been the last few visits), and is holding on the very low end of height. As our pediatrician keeps saying, its not where he is on the chart compared to others, but it is how the Matthew curve looks...and for that, he's right on target. He's a bit delayed developmentally, but that is no surprise to us as we've been addressing it with our occupational therapist weekly.
Mattie has been fighting an ailment since Wednesday (and making sure we are all aware how uncomfortable he is), and sure enough...he has yet another double ear infection. He's averaging an ear infection every 4 weeks right now. We have bigger fish to fry (head surgery in a few weeks), and then we'll follow up with our ENT.
Our pediatrician didn't have much to say about the eating issues. I think every doctor is taking a 'wait and see' approach hoping that it will resolve itself. We hope it will!
As miserable as Matthew has seemed and as needy as he has been (crying unless he's being held), it is actually a relief to deal with the common childhood ailments. Hopefully the antibiotic will kick the infection and he'll be good to go! I miss his smiling face and look forward to its return.