We visited our favorite doctor today for their 12 month check up. It was a good visit, other than the fact they had no air circulation in the room! They are still growing but she did mention their weight has leveled off a little. She said that is normal at this age and will pick up again between 2-3 yrs old.
Lucas weighed in at 20lbs 2 oz and Ethan was 19lbs 12oz.
She said it was time to switch to whole milk and get rid of the bottles. YAY!! These were our intentions any way but we needed the boys to hear the dr say it so they couldn't argue! She also said to start phasing out any baby food they may still be eating and get to a diet of all table food. I have to admit that some times it's just easier to grab a jar but we've changed our routine some to accommodate a solid food dinner and it appears to be working. She also said since they're good eaters they really won't need a vitamin for now. Fine by me. We discussed Lucas' version of a crawl and she had no complaints since he's hitting his other milestones. She said it sounds like he's just going to skip crawling and walk. I'm still waiting for him to prove me right since I've been saying this all along. She said when they come back at 15 months they should be walking. As close as they seem to be, I don't foresee this being a problem.
Let's take a look at all the things they are doing these days....
*You've started saying Uh-oh
*You climb up stairs and have started to get daring enough to go down (completely supervised)
*Drinking water from a sippy cup (I mean guzzling it down)
*You grab your spoon wanting to feed yourself
*You cruise every where. Nothing stops you!
*You've become much more vocal.
*You appear to be talking directly to your brother at times
*When Bailey barks, you stop, look in her direction, and yell for her
*You've started dancing, A LOT!!!! You love to shake your butt to any tune you hear!
*You wear a smile on your face ALL.THE.TIME!
*You love to be held but want to be down also so you can roam
*You wear mostly 12 month clothes but you do have some 18 month items that fit you
*You wave Bye Bye all the time but you've started waving Hi too
*You've taken an interest in the stairs but haven't quite figured out how to climb up
*You've started crawling, somewhat, on your knees but still revert back to your army crawl/worm
*You've started pulling yourself up and now you don't want to be on your belly at all!
*You're cruising everywhere using anything you can to balance on to move
*You LOVE the sippy cup
*You grab the spoon right out of my hands and feed yourself
*You are constantly talking, yelling for mama or dada, yelling at your brother
*You've taken a new interest in Bailey, reaching for her when she's near. Yelling for her when she's barking
*You don't show a whole lot of interest in your brother but I do catch you talking to him sometimes
*You cruise at a sprint and if you're holding someone's fingers, you basically run across the room
*You're mostly in 12 months but have some clothes that are 18 months
It has been so much fun watching you grow! This next year is going to be just as entertaining :)
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