Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Relief

Sam's 9 month appointment was this morning. We also had Wil in for a weight check since he had lost a few ounces as of 2 weeks ago.
Sam, of course, is doing great. He's still in the 25-50%, gaining weight and height on schedule. He had his iron and lead levels tested, and they were well within normal ranges. On the skills assessment, he tests as a 13 month old. I think it helps that he tries to do what Wil does. Communicating was the big thing there. He also eats like a little piggy and wants what we're having, not baby food. Yesterday he had some Italian sausage. He likes pancakes and bacon.
Wil gained 1 pound, 3 ounces in the last 2 weeks! This is awesome! He is still little, but as long as he is growing and gaining, it's ok. Apparently, we need to keep giving him lots of milk and Pediasure. When I try to cut them back to encourage him to eat more, he loses weight but doesn't eat any more than he does when he gets all the liquids he wants. 
Wil comes by this honestly: Chris was also very picky as a child and still is. Grandma Debi wrote a letter to the doctor to give a little family background, which the doctor appreciated. It helps with assessment.
So, all is well until the next crisis. The next trick is to get Sam to sleep better, which probably won't happen until the last 3 of the 4 teeth he's working on come in.

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