Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Joshua's 9 Month Appt.

Here are his stats:

28in. long - 47th%
19lbs 8oz - 40th%
46cm. head circ - 76%

She said he is a little behind on the milestones, mostly sitting. He is at about the 7 month old level of sitting. She's not too concerned, just wants us to keep working with him. Mostly because I told her that I never crawled and was a late walker so he might just take after me. He does have the strength to sit and to stand/cruise and we should just work with him on it. If he is still behind at his 1 year visit then we may have the Babynet service come out to do an evaluation. She thinks the MyGym classes that he starts on Friday are a great idea and they should be able to help.

We can start giving him table food and stage 3. She was surprised when I told her that I bought a stage 3 sweet potato and wild salmon since the recommendation is to wait on fish until 1 year. I told her that he spits out everything we try to give him but she said it's just a new texture and that's ok, it will take him time to get used to it. We'll see what happens when he starts the stage 3. We'll also be starting him on meat now or at least trying.

She said to wait until 1yr to start whole milk and to just put it in a sippy cup, cold. It should be a totally different thing than breast milk. Also I think she wants to wean him from breastmilk to whole milk at that point. That's the first I've ever heard of that. She was surprised he's still nursing, according to her most breast fed babies self wean by this point. Ok, I've never heard that either. I'm not planning to wean him at 1 year, maybe at 2 but we'll see. For now it's his main source of nutrition, I don't know how different that will be at 1 year. I will try to get him to drink whole milk at 1 year but not as a substitute for breast milk.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Update

Just thought I'd write a quick update.

Party
I'm hoping the date will be November 27th, the day after Thanksgiving but I'm waiting to hear back from a few people to know if the date will work for them. The theme is Pooh's 1st Balloon Party, bought all the stuff at Party City today. This is going to be the cake.

Teeth
Joshua's had the bottom front two teeth for a while, they just haven't come all the way up yet. Today we noticed the top two are trying to break through and they are giving him such a tough time. Today he was super fussy & cranky, I mean worse than he's been in a very long time. So bad that nursing didn't even help and it always does. My poor baby, I hate seeing him suffer.

Swimming
He has been doing so well with his lessons! I just have to brag about today. Lately he has been kicking his legs all the time. I will be carrying him around and he's kicking. Today he was kicking up a storm in the pool, it was so cute! I kept asking him where he was going and when he would kick I would pretend like he was actually swimming and swim him around the pool. We got a video today of him "swimming" in the air, it was so funny! I held him in a swimming position and he would kick and move his arms. He's definately going to be an early swimmer, he loves being the water and he's already got the basics down.

Sitting
He's still working on it but it's better. I got a video today of him sitting without supporting himself with his hands on the floor. "Look ma, no hands!" As long as he keeps making small improvements I'm happy.

My Gym
I have signed us up for classes that start at the end of this month. He will be in the Tiny Tykes class. Check out their website for more information. We're going to a location considered mobil but it's really just a satellite, not mobil. So because of that it's less expensive and we don't have to be members which also saves us some money. If I really like it then we can always become members later.

That's about all I can think of right now. It's been a very long day with a fussy, cranky teething baby who slept with us last night so I didn't get much sleep. Hopefully he stays in his crib all night tonight.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Party Themes

I was going to do Noah's Ark but one of themes is no longer available and upon researching the other theme I discovered it's really a baby shower theme. I could get some of the stuff in that theme or another Noah's Ark theme but very little would be useable since most of it is made for a baby shower. I just have a thing about having everything match and I wouldn't be able to get decorations that would match. There are a lot of other themes I like but I don't really want to buy online since it will cost more. So we went to our local Party City and found two themes I like. Please tell me your favorite!

Pooh's 1st Birthday Fun

Wonderful One Birthday Boy