Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jenna's 1-Year Checkup

Jenna met with her pediatrician last week for her 1-year well-check. Here are her growth stats:

Weight: 20 lbs, 2 oz (54%)
Height: 30 inches (75%)
Head: 18 inches (70%)

People comment on how small Jenna looks, so I was surprised to see average and above average growth stats! At this age, Ryan was exactly 1 pound heavier and a 1/4 inch taller. Lucas was exactly 2 pounds heavier, and 1/2 an inch shorter. (I love having my blog so I can go back and compare my kids to each other!)

Overall Jenna is growing and developing really well. She is jabbering and saying a few words, taking steps, eating and sleeping well, and overall just a happy little girl.

My one concern that I talked about with the doctor is the purple/red lump on the backside of her ear. I had mentioned it before during her 3-month checkup, and he said it would eventually go away on its own. Because it is still there, I asked about it again. He suggested it might be a Hemangioma, which is a cluster of blood vessels. He referred her to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to get a second opinion. We met with him yesterday and he assured me that it is nothing to worry about. It is a benign growth of blood vessels that can grow rapidly during a child's first year of life. Over time it should fade and maybe disappear. The location of it is good because you can't really notice it. (Unless you're her concerned Mommy!)

We also scheduled Jenna's MRI for January 4th. This is a follow-up from her surgery we had done to remove the dermoid cyst on the side of her head. We are praying the MRI shows no further cysts inside her skull that needs to be removed. I'll keep you all updated once her MRI is completed next month.

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