While we were waiting to see the doctor, Finn entertained himself with the paper on the exam table. He had great fun with that :)
So, here's the lowdown: at 15 months, Finn weighs 18 lbs. 4 oz. That's only a 2 oz. gain from three months ago. I already knew that his weight gain had pretty much come to a standstill - and I don't think it's because he stopped nursing because he stopped gaining weight long before he stopped nursing a couple weeks ago. However, at this point the doctor is not too concerned since he's still at a good weight (and still weighs more than a couple of my other kids did at the same age), and both his length and head circumference increased, so he is growing. (And, for what it's worth, he did have blood work done at his 12-month checkup and his thyroid function came back normal.) So. I'm not overly concerned at this point. But the doc did suggest adding olive oil to his food to add some calories, which had already been suggested to me by a friend, so I'll try that and see what happens.
Finn also has what the doctor thinks is a fatty tumor on his ear. I actually noticed this a few months ago and forgot to mention it at his last checkup, and it's gotten bigger since then. I thought it was a cyst that could be drained, but no, the pedi says it's a fatty tumor that has to be removed under sedation! Boo. I'm not eager to have him put under again, but I think this warrants it. The growth has actually grown big enough at this point that it's pushing his ear out from his head a little (probably not noticeable to most people, but I notice it). Interestingly, the procedure needs to be done by an ENT (I would have thought a dermatologist!) because it's on his ear. Whatever. That actually works out well, because now they can go ahead and do that sedated ABR they wanted to do, remember? (See here and here.)
Other than that, we got a referral to go back to the opthamologist for a regular checkup, and he's supposed to see the cardiologist again in January for an echo to check on his ASD, but the doc couldn't even hear a murmur today, so I'm totally not worried about that. No vaccines, 'cause I'm a rebel like that, and that's it ;)