Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2 Year Check Up

We saw Dr. Burns this morning for Nate's two-year appointment.  As we noticed on Saturday when he was standing next to his friends, Nate's bigger than most kids his age.  He tipped the scales at 30 pounds (80th percentile) and is 35 inches tall (60th percentile).

He was his usual charming self.  Telling the doctor his name (Nate Davis) and how old he is (dos anos) and then smiling at us all while he drew all over the paper and his legs.

We were confident he's on par with his peers developmentally but it is always nice to hear it from the doctor.  In regards to his MCHAT and ASQ, the doctor made our day when she said, "He's easily the furthest from an autistic child I've seen."  She also laughed when I told her we had to check "Not Yet" for the question about holding, rocking and diapering baby dolls because really all he does is beat them and drag them around.  Her response, "So you're telling me he's a boy."

One shot and not a single tear.  And now that he's a big boy, the reward was a token for the treat machine and a sticker - he picked Donald, of course.


  1. I love the comment about the doll! So true. Um, Nate's 2yr stats are pretty much Anderson's 3 yr stats (seriously, I think we had a lb and an inch on him at 3). You have the basketball player and we have the gymnast.

  2. sounds like josh. perhaps being a big brother will bring out a gentler side with dolls?

  3. I love how the Dr. asks him questions and his incredibly keen mind understands and responds in Spanish! My Masters thesis was on this very topic, Maura, and you know what they say about these kids...(brilliant!!!). Nate is an estrella!

  4. False! I have seen him hold and cradle his baby doll with my own eyes. Granted he was sitting on his potty at the time promptly dropped his doll when he heard his Papa's voice...