Tuesday, January 20, 2009

18 Month Updates

Today (a little late, but oh well!), I took James to the pediatrician for his 18 month check up.
Here are his stats:
Weight: 25 lbs 11 oz 50%
Height: 32 3/4 inches 50-75%
Head Circumference: 19" 50-75%
Besides a mild eczema flare-up across his tummy, the doctor gave him an "A-okay" review and said that he was doing great. I was a little concerned because James has lost weight since last month. I know he hasn't been eating normally and consequently, his milk (now, SoyMilk) intake has greatly increased. I explained this to the doctor and as I was mentioning his bedtime bottle...

Yes, I said bedtime bottle. I hate to admit this into the mommy-world of fellow bloggers, but my "little man" is still addicted to his nighttime bottle. After hearing that, the doctor gave the order to get him off the bottle. Yes, I know it's time, but I'm not looking forward to the battle that will follow. James is used to getting a bottle before bedtime and whenever he wakes up at night, it's the only way to get him back to sleep. And, when he's really tired during the day, he demands a bottle, and gets it. Am I a little indulgent? (you think?!?)
But, it may run in the family. Apparently, I sucked on a bottle until I was FOUR years old! I still have very fond memories of honey-milk in my bottle (yum-yum, good stuff!) And, I have a class-A bite with perfectly straight teeth and no braces were needed. So, was my mom a little indulgent? Those of you who know her, please try not to laugh!
So, anyway, it's going to be a long, loud, exhausting next couple of nights, but I know it's for the best. Speaking of for-the-best, I've heard reports that Bob is adjusting wonderfully in his foster home and that the children there just love him. Who wouldn't? Friends have asked how I'm coping and it's hard, I miss him, but all I have to do is take a look at my non-sneezing, non-red/swollen-eyed, non runny-nosed child and it makes the pain go away.

Here he is with my latest consignment treasure. I've been pricing out art tables and such, but didn't want to spend the money. This one had been sitting outside of the Baby Go Round (located on Henderson) for a couple of months and going nowhere. I offered the owner 20 bucks (about 1/2 off the asking price) and she accepted. It cleaned up like new, but of course now, it's covered with James' scribbles! Oh well!


  1. Let go of that guilt over the bottle! My Jackson loved a bottle...he had one way past 18 mos and drank it like a beer. You are doing better than I did.

  2. Yep, same here (beer hold with the one arm extension!)
    Thanks for not making me feel guilty!
    James went down for bedtime tonight after drinking his milk from a sippy cup during our bedtime story. He did kind of freak out when he realized I wasn't putting him down with a bottle to suck on. I had to give him lots of extra hugs and reassurances, but he soon fell asleep. We'll see how the rest of the night goes!