We finally had Aidan's 4m doctor visit today. Just when I thought I'd met everyone in the practice, a complete stranger walks in. We continue to have no preference whatsoever for one doctor over another. I liked Dr. Brogan and Dr. Finch just fine. My husband likes Dr. Mahmud a lot. Aidan seems to have a crush on Dr. Vitelli. And today we had the CRNP, Gail, and she seems good too. It's nice not to have to stress over who we'll be getting.
The really important stuff, of course, would be the stats.
13lb 7oz - 25th Percentile
23.5" tall - 10th-15th Percentile
16" head - 10th-25th Percentile
So we don't have a huge kid. We knew this. His weight is holding nice and steady on the 25% line, and that's what we keep an anxious eye on while I stubbornly refuse to give him formula or solids. But I mean, come on. He's hardly wasting away..
Aidan's eczema is getting worse. We found a great cream that has cleared up his face a lot, and we're going to have to start using it all over his little body. I didn't realize how bad it was until one of his leg folds cracked open during the exam and he started bleeding. He cried, my heart broke, fun was had by nobody.
Their belief is that it's likely due to a food, and it's likely soy. I have been keeping it out of my diet for the most part, but I should probably do a bit better to avoid the small amounts that are in most things. We could have him allergy tested, but since cutting back on soy reduces the reaction, we're fairly sure that's what we're looking at, so there's really no reason to do the testing at the moment.
On the positive side, he is right on target developmentally and he consistently amazes people with how expressive he is. The doctor said she rarely saw such an animated face on a kid his age.