Orin went for his one year doctor’s appointment this past Thursday, February 25. His doctor and nurse couldn’t get over how big of a boy he was. Here are his stats:
Weight: 22 lbs. 6 oz (50%)
Height: 32 inches (90%)
His fourth tooth made its first appearance on Thursday, also. He hasn’t been too bothered by it. He does like to gnaw on things, especially his fingers. Doctor said his ears were all cleared up from his double ear infection a few weeks back. And she recommended we give up the bedtime bottle ASAP so that it doesn’t become a battle later on. So that night I packed up all the bottles. So sad! Here is his current schedule:
7:30- Breakfast and 5 oz whole milk
11:30- Lunch and 5 oz whole milk
4:00- Snack and whole milk
6:00- Supper and whole milk (between snack and supper, I like to have him drink 5 oz)
7:00- 5 oz whole milk while doing the bedtime routine
He tends to drink better with the nuby soft nipple sippy cups. He also does a little better with the hard nippled sippy cups if there isn’t a stopper in the lid. I still have to force feed him drinks between every bite of food. As of now, I'm leaning towards just using the nuby cups for awhile until he gets better at taking a sippy. I know that is a step backwards from the two months of using a hard nippled cup, but if that is a way he can get all his milk, that is what needs to happen
We are battling out the naps right now. It really started about two weeks ago with him taking great morning naps (I would have to wake him up each day at 11:30), but then he wouldn’t fall asleep until between 3:00 and 4:00 for his afternoon nap, when he usually fell asleep at 1:30. So I started cutting his morning nap short to only an hour. We are still in the transition stage, so I’m not sure how well this will go. Eventually he won’t take a morning nap, and he will hopefully nap from 1-4 in the afternoons. We’ll see!!
Here he is learning to ride the four-wheeler that Grandma and Grandpa gave him for his birthday. He LOVES it! He gives us a big toothy grin as soon as he sits on it. It goes 2 MPH and has one button to push to go forward. He knows how to drive it himself and how to get off all on his own. Now we just have to teach him how to steer!