12 Months Old!
Way behind here, but Ben had his 12 month check up around his birthday. And it was a well-well visit! While Ben is still pretty small, and his weight on the growth chart bounces around a lot due to the various illnesses he contracted all winter, his doctor says that he is following a growth curve! The appointment was good, except for the two shots and finger prick (which was worse for momma than it was for Ben! He cried but she was having trouble getting the blood to flow and I was starting to feel nauseous. It was awful! Dad will have to go for the next one!) Here are his 12 month stats:
Weight - 18 lbs 4 oz (8%)
Height - 29.5 in (35%)
Head - 47 cm (76%)
He is moving on target for his age - crawling on hands and knees and walking with help and along furniture. He is talking on target as well - babbling a ton and saying a few words. He’s almost completely on whole milk now, and that transition has gone pretty well so far. He’s eating much better (when he feels well) with lots of finger foods and purees. He seems to be a picky eater already (probably no surprise knowing mom and dad). Blueberries, cheese, meat, and yogurt are sure bets - otherwise it’s hit or miss.
We’ve had a great month of illness-free Ben, (though a bit has sneaked back in this week) and he’s so much fun right now. Here’s hoping spring is on the way and it will keep the illnesses at bay!