Friday, July 18, 2008

We're Back on the Charts

Evan had his 15-month appointment today (disregard the fact that he is 16 months and three weeks--we got a little behind). The good news is, he is growing into his head! Evan has a large size head for his age. He has been off the charts since he was three months old. The pediatrician even had us consult a neurologist because Evan's head was growing so rapidly. The neurologist took one look at Bryan's and concluded it was genetic. As a precaution he sent us for a CT scan. Science confirmed big heads just run in Bryan's family. The photo below demonstrates it, too.

At today's appointment, Evan's head measured in the 95th percentile, so it is still on the "big" side--but it is getting there!

I have to say though--his head doesn't look big to me. I told the pediatrician that at Evan's 12-month appointment. She just looked at me like, "Are you serious?" I followed up with, "But I guess I don't see toddlers all day long." She actually replied, "It is pretty big."

I accepted it a few months ago when I had to buy a size 4 T hat for my baby that is just now getting into 2 T outfits. That extra size leaves plenty of room for brain growth, which must account for the five words he says and the 10 words he signs. The pediatrician gave him high marks and added that he was one of the "most pleasant" 16 month olds she has ever seen.


TheWallinFamily said...

Just say it Mindy. Your boys are smart that is why they have big heads! Tiffany wanted me to clarify this is Tyson. You have a great blog I always find myself reading yours. Tell Bryan hi. We think you guys are a way cute family even if you are craniumly(that is my bushism) challenged. VOTE OBAMA....... I need a raise!

Anonymous said...

Mindy, I was thinking the same thing; Evan's head looks fine to me! Maybe I am biased, because the dr already told me my unborn baby's head is WAY big for this stage. So, I guess you should put up pics of my head and Ken's head too for a good comparison. I think they are way bigger than Bryan's. :) --Ali

Anonymous said...

OMG. I can't stop laughing. You are the best blogger.


Forsgren 2 said...

So maybe it is a Forsgren thing, did you see the size of Jason's head in some of his baby pictures. Hailee is measuring in the 75th percentile for her head and 25th for everything else. I am concerned. I put a hat on her last week didn't fit. While 6-12 month clothes are still big on her 6-12 month hats squash her head.