We finally took Judah for his 1 year well visit this past week.
Stats: Head 50 cm, 99%, Length - 31.25 in, 85%, Weight 22 lbs, 50%.
I was glad his weight had rebounded some after his last checkup, when he had dropped off the curve a bit. Not surprisingly, his head is still HUGE. And his fontanelle isn't even closed yet, so it's only going to get bigger.
Judah now is the proud owner of 3-almost-4 teeth. His second top tooth is just about to break through, which has made for some slightly fussier than normal days.
He is super close to walking. He will take 6 to 8 steps at a time, if we encourage him, but still prefers to cruise or crawl. He did finally start crawling on all fours, though he will still sometimes break down into his army scoot. He mostly wants to walk holding onto one finger.
His love of anything carbohydrate-related is unparalleled. As is his love of cheese. And bananas. I still have a hard time getting him to eat veggies, but then randomly he'll eat a ton. He will not drink milk. He still nurses twice a day and loves yogurt and cheese, so hopefully he'll start to enjoy milk soon. I'm sort of worried about weaning him since he won't drink any milk yet. Any ideas for getting him to take it?
One thing I always assumed before I really had kids is that it would be easy to know when to say "Oh yes, Judah's walking," or "His first word is '_____'". He does walk some, but not much unless we make him. It's also hard to know if the babbling he is saying is actually a word or not. He has said "wa-wa" a couple of time when I have his water cup. I'm not convinced that wasn't accidental. He also sometimes sounds like he might be saying "all done" by saying "ah-uh" when he finishes eating. I'm not sure. But he definitely pointed to our kitchen counter, said "Na-na" and signed the word "please" for Jeff yesterday, asking for a banana. He is getting good at signing now - he can sign "please," "all done," and "more." What other signs have you all found useful?
He is definitely getting more and more fun. He loves being outside and swinging in his swing. He really is also very affectionate and loving. I love seeing him love on and hug things, especially when he cuddles with me. A close second is watching him hug his daddy. He also loves to hug and cuddle some of his stuffed animals, which just warms my heart, because I know that kids aren't born knowing how to hug. It's something they learn. He does get an awful lot of hugs around here, that's for sure.
He hated getting his shots and was just bawling afterward. Then our nurse gave him a stick with two stickers and on and it made it better. Then we went and got him a muffin and it was really all better.
And that's our boy at one.