Mama called the doctor and the doctor said...
We went for C's 3-year check up today. He is 29.4 pounds, 39.5 inches tall. Apparently this is 24th percentile for weight and 89th percentile for height according to the online calculator I used. I forgot to ask the Dr. for the official stats. Not sure about his height, but when he moved in we weighed him at 24 pounds and some change so he has gained 4 or 5 pounds since he has lived with us. So that's good!
I talked to the doctor about ALL my concerns about C:
His skinny arms and legs and distended-looking belly
The 16-hours of sleep he often gets in a day and how it seems like it is too much for his age
If he is getting enough calcium since he doesn't drink milk very often
Walking on the arches of his feet
Lack of coordination (my perception; may not be accurate)
Consistent and constant constipation
I also asked the Dr. for a thyroid test, and he obliged. He said he is going to run "other tests" also, not sure what those consist of. I was a little out-of-sorts, as we waited over 30 minutes to see the doctor and I had C, Y and baby M all to wrangle and keep happy for a decent length of time. C was being slightly uncooperative and it took 4 nurses to draw his blood. Not that I can blame him for that I suppose...but he also did not want to have his height measured, his weight measured, did not want to sit on the exam table, etc. Quite the opinionated and obstinate one!
So anyway, other than offering some tests, some vitamins and some more poop medicine, the doctor did not really have any advice or anything else to say. I am used to my OBGYN, who is the most helpful and wonderful doctor in the world - if you tell her a concern, she will jump right in and say why that might be happening, what causes it, if you should worry about it, what you can do to help it, etc etc. She is great. I wish the boys' doctor was a little more helpful! If these tests don't reveal anything I think I will take C for a second opinion, if that's even possible - he has Medicaid and I am not really sure how all of that stuff works.
I also called our school district to have him evaluated by the Early Childhood Development people. I might be kind of paranoid about his clumsiness and his walking and stuff, and other people don't see it as much as I do - but I spend the most time with him and so maybe I see more than others can, and I feel it is my job to ensure that if there IS something wrong that it is being addressed. So we'll see what happens with that, also. Someone is supposed to call me back about that soon.
In other news, I put the baby down for a nap and 30 minutes later her cries were getting more frantic - normally she settles in pretty easily for nap time and I knew she was tired because she did not get a very good nap this morning. I went to check on her and she had rolled herself over - she was probably totally confused! I held her for a few minutes and put her back down and she went right to sleep. Poor thing! :)