Tuesday, July 21, 2009
But I got to rock-a-bye him for the first time in 3 months. Usually he protests and squirms, but yesterday he wanted to be held. And last night, he actually snuggled me in bed, which was unusual and very sweet.
Today he seems to be feeling better, but very tired because he didn't sleep good the last two nights.
It's times like this that I am so thankful that I have such a healthy little boy. In his first year of life, he only saw the doctor a couple of times for illnesses. Otherwise, we were there for reflux in the first couple of months, and his regular check-ups. We made it an entire year with no ear infections or other illnesses, which I strongly believe is becuase he was exclusively breastfed. I feel sorry for him when he feels crummy, but I know it's a relatively minor thing compared to some of the things his little buddies (and their parents) have gone through, and I am glad that we have made it this far without any serious medical problems.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Adam had his one year checkup with Dr. Swanson today. He was 29 1/2 inches tall and 19 lbs, 10 oz. His height and weight continue to be on the small side of normal, but Dr. Swanson thought that was fine. He said there's nothing that says that bigger is better for babies. Which was a perfect segue into a concern I had.
When we saw a different doctor about a week ago, he commented on Adam's weight, saying, "Everyone trumpets breastfeeding, but those breastfed babies just drop off the charts after 6 months." I was appalled for several reasons:
After I told Dr. Swanson about the other pediatrician's comments, he said he was going to have a little talk with him. :) Thank you, Dr. Swanson. That's why we love you.
Dr. Swanson was also impressed that Adam says hello, tuh-tuh (tractor), Sal, Mama and Dada. He said he's a "bright boy!"
Adam had 4 shots and had to get his finger poked. But he was a trooper! Hopefully it will be a full 6 months before we have to go back to the doctor!
Here are some pictures from this afternoon.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
My cousin, Lane, made his gorgeous and healthy cake. She wanted to make it, and I requested that it not be too incredibly full of sugar. She said the ingredients were applesauce (sugar free), bananas, whole wheat flour, wheat germ and soy milk. I tried it tonight, and I'm sorry, Lane, but there's a reason Adam didn't eat much of it. :)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
But recently, I learned about Creative Memories' Storybook Creator Plus, a software program used to make digital scrapbooks. Using it, I was able to make a scrapbook for Adam in only a few hours. Digital scrapbooking has made it easy for me to get back into the scrapbooking world, and preserve memories of my baby and family.
I am so passionate about digital scrapbooking that I have become a Creative Memories consultant. So if you are like me, and don't have the time or space to take on traditional scrapbooking, check out my Creative Memories site. http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/katieolthoff
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
My husband, Bart, AKA DaddyO My sister, Becky AKA Aunt Bublabath and Adam. Adam was so serious the whole time.
I prefer the green one, but the red one gets more work done. Hopefully we can afford a green one by the time Adam starts wondering why all his toys are green, but Daddy's tractor is red. I mean, really, we'll lose all credibility with our son if we keep telling him that John Deeres are best but we use a Case. Maybe it's a good lesson in economics? In the meantime, Grandpa Mark is teaching him to make gagging sounds whenever he is near it.