So, in lieu of having any good stuff to post lately because Grant has been SICK. ALL. WEEK., here's a quick update on how he's growing, and what his doctor had to say about him at his one-year well-baby visit last week.
23 pounds 1 ounce (55%)
30" long (60%)
18.2" head circumference (50%)
We've been tasked to offer Grant whatever we're eating for meal choices. This means, that he should be offered the school lunch at his daycare, and adult food when he's at home. He's not a big fan of texture, so this has proven to be very difficult. However, we had some success yesterday with Kraft Mac & Cheese. He also likes mashed potatoes and a few other softer foods. We're working on it, but mostly he's still eating his pureed baby foods from package.
He should now be transitioning to cow's milk. So starting off, we're doing 1 part cow's milk to 3 parts formula. Next week, I will switch to half and half. Then the following week, 3 part cow's milk to 1 part formula, etc. He's taking the switch ok so far.
The biggest thing for his one year update is that he is now CRUISING! This is the term used when babies pull up to a standing position and then walk around an item while holding on, such as the coffee table or couch. And last night, for the first time ever, he (gasp!) let go! Rob and I were in his room with him and he was holding onto a laundry basket where we store all his toys, and suddenly he just let go and studied a toy for a good 2-3 seconds. Rob and I just looked at each other like, Did you just see that?!? This boy will be walking in a month, I'm sure.
He's still not really making word associations yet, and his doctor has assured us that this will come around month 15, so we've got a ways to go. He does say "Yay" and clap his hands a lot. He also says a lot of ba-ba, da-da, ma-ma, and va-va. He has learned to stick his finger in his mouth and wobble it around while yelling. I'm not sure who taught him that, but it's pretty cute. He claps on command and sometimes when he just feels like it. He can almost wave. He shakes his head no to any question, regardless of the answer. He is starting to associate items with where they go, like some of the balls that go in his toys, he knows to put them in the right place, such as his helicopter toy. He's getting smarter and learning a lot every day.
He definitely knows the word "no", and will cry if I tell him no when he's trying to do something. He actually gets it, but doesn't always comply, such as when I kept telling him to not touch my laptop right before he promptly hit the power button and shut it down on me. haha
So, despite the constant sickness, he's learning and growing leaps and bounds. I can't wait to see what the next year brings us!