Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Half Birthday Brody!

Our little guy is a year and half! WOW, is all I have to say!! Times does fly when you are chasing around a toddler! Brody is doing great and getting to be such a big boy, he talks often and continues to add new words to his vocab, he's also started to get faster on his feet, no running yet but it won't be long! We had our 18m check up at the pediatrician and while he's doing great overall, we need to "fatten" him up (I long for the day someone says this to ME!!), his weight is a whooping 23lbs, ranking him in the 10-25% range for other children his age, 33 1/1 inches tall (75-90%) and his head is 18 1/2 inches around (25-50%). Given his low weight the doc did an iron check and sure enough he's got low iron, so with that comes a multivitamin and an even bigger push of foods rich in iron. Seems like a simple thing to correct but you trying to push broccoli, spinach and random meats on a picky eater, not easy! Our goal now is to eat as a family so Brody can watch us eat what he eats, we were giving in to his cracker requests to just get him to eat...not anymore, it's our meal or nothing. Hoping these adjustments will help Brody gain some weight and open his eyes to a wider variety of foods!

Brody LOVES being outside and one of his favorite thing is the water table!
Getting a haircut is always so much more fun with a sticky sucker!Big fan of oatmeal (rich in iron!!)
Nightly Jason and Brody do word flashcards, B's gotten to the
point where he brings them to Jason to get started!

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