Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dr. Visit & New Shoes

We went to Dex's developmental evaluation last Friday.  Because he was so early, he's been going to see these nice ladies every 3-6 months just to make sure he's catching up to his age group.  Typically, by age 2, the kids should have caught up developmentally to their actual age.  Right now, we still 'adjust' his age by how many weeks he was early.  So, instead of 19 months, his adjusted age would be 15 1/2 months.  His skills, ideally, should lay between 15 1/2 months and 19 months (hopefully closer to the 19 months at this point).  They had him stack blocks, point out pictures on flashcards, throw a ball, kick a ball, put pegs in a hole, eat, color, walk, run, climb stairs, etc, etc.  In every aspect, he rated right at 18 months, and we were extremely happy with that!  That means that he is catching up and bridging that gap in real age and adjusted age.  We go back at 2 years old, and I fully expect at that time, he'll be like every other 2 year old (except maybe a little smaller in size). 

The one thing we asked about was him walking/running on his toes.  She said it was nothing neurological, and it was just a factor of him trying to steady himself by stiffening his feet/ankles.  Her suggestion was to buy some shoes with some stability, possibly high-tops, and have him wear those to keep him down on his heels.  Well, you really don't need to tell us twice that we MUST go buy new shoes!  Obviously, it was critical that Dex have 3 new pairs the day after our visit :)  For the record, Sean bought two of the three pairs!

I'm gonna go ahead and let you guess who purchased these...

His preppy shoes...

Already in the purple, and TCU hasn't even started this season yet :)

I'd say he's done with pictures at this point. 

I realize I've only gotten pictures of two of the three pair.  The others are a larger size so he can wear them later, but you'll see them soon enough, if he keeps growing at his current rate!!


  1. I am so happy to hear that he is doing so well!! He is such a cutie and I love his new shoes! :)

  2. Kerri - Carson went through a stage of walking on her toes too. All it took was one google search about it to freak me out. I called the doctor just to ease my mind and they weren't concerned AT ALL about it. They said they would be if she were showing signs of neurological damage, but that she was not and to calm down :) (We love our nurses at our pedi's office...they are very patient and at the same time aren't afraid to tell you to chill!)

    She hardly ever does it anymore. We would just tell her "heels please" and she would stop the tip toeing. NOW...she does very rarely do it (I think for fun) and when I say "heels please", she looks straight at me and goes higher on her toes. Ohhhhhh dear. The terrible two's are already showing up. LOL!

    Just thought it might make you feel better to know about others with the same concern. I know it would've made -me- feel better, so I thought I'd share.

    AWESOME news on Dex's development. God is awesome.


  3. Thanks Lindsey! Yes, it does, I appreciate it!! :)