We visited the doctor on Thursday for Max's second to last visit with Dr. Zegarra for a quick check up and his MMR booster. After waiting 20 minutes (the longest we've had to wait in two years - yes I know I can never return to US health care) because of the sea of parents panicked that their kids sniffle or cough was in fact ... dum, dum, dum... Swine Flu.
Max does surprisingly well at these visits, as long as he can play with the singing Barney and spin the Minnie Mouse that hangs from the ceiling. He endured his shot quite well and then we sat down for what always was the anxious talk - the summary of his growth chart (even he was even on the chart).
Even though Max's eating has become a bit sporatic lately - from eating everything in sight including some of our meals to barely touching his food regardless of the fifty things we offer him, he has grown quite a bit in the past month in a half since we saw the doctor last.
He is now measuring:
11.630 kg =25 lbs, 10 oz.
84 cm in length = 33 inches
I know, all kids grow, but really, starting off at 3 lbs. 13 oz. makes you think about food and weight a little differently.
He's 35% for his weight and a whopping 50% for his height (per US growth charts) for a 20 month old.
WOW! We went to celebrate the results and the beginning of a three-day weekend at Chili's for beer and an assortment of crappy American food.
Then, yesterday, we spent a cold day at the beach for May Day because it was Labor Day here in Peru and we had the day off of school. There weren't any crowds. We ate chicharron mixto (fried fish, squid, octopus, shrimp and yucca) on the beach which we washed down with a cold beer and Max was happy as a clam playing in the sand and venturing in the cold water. Here's a few pics.