Monday, March 14, 2011

15 month update

We went to the Dr today for Owen's 15 month appointment. We were a little late, but decided to wait until our preferred Dr. was on the "well-baby" side:)

Height: 31 1/2 inches (50%-75%)
Weight: 21lbs 1 oz (3%)- more on this later
Head: 47 1/2 cm (50%-75%)

Overall he is a very healthy boy and is ahead in most of his developmental milestones, which always makes a parent feel good! Unfortunately his weight had dropped off a bit. In fact, on Friday when we revisited urgent care for a chest x-ray (all was clear) he was 22lbs 8 ozs, so he had dropped off a lot in just a couple of days. We were a little worried about this, as was the doctor. Owen has become a much pickier eater as of late, not just picky but not wanting a whole lot of anything. He also has not been wanting to drink much milk lately. The doctor said to really push his milk and even wants us to add a few scoops of milk powder to boost the calories in that. He doesn't think it was bad enough that we needed to start with pediasure, but that will be our next step if this doesn't help. Plus he was just pretty sick, so we aren't jumping to any conclusions as of yet. We revisit for a weight check in a month, so we hope that he has fattened up a bit by then! I will keep everyone posted on how we think he's doing with that!

I realized that I hadn't posted any pictures lately, so I figured that I better add a few on this post! These were taken just a couple of days ago as he was working on using a spoon to eat his macaroni and cheese! Utensils are his new favorite thing....and we even use them to get him to eat sometimes. He is pretty good at stabbing with a fork and is kind of getting the hang of scooping with a spoon. Sometimes though he just picks up the food and puts it on the spoon...much easier that way! He still amazes me everyday with all that he is learning! Oh yes, and we tried a day of sitting in the booster chair at the table.....but we're not quite ready for that, so we're sticking with the high chair for now:)

Thinking about loading up the spoon instead of using it to scoop!

Got some on there, now lets see if I can make it to my mouth!

Ooops, fell off....better try again.


1 comment:

  1. The spoon process cracks me up!

    Miles is a so-so eater, but they do go through phases, don't they? Favorite thing one day is an enemy the next. Good luck!