I took Cole in for his 12 month well check Tuesday afternoon. I usually have a long list of questions for the doctor whenever we go in for his appointments, but I really didn't have much to ask her at this point. You would think that a year is an age where there are so many changes going on so I SHOULD have lots of questions right?
Well, we have just sort of answered our own questions as time goes on. Like....
1. Should he be getting milk only 3 times a day now? He just started weaning himself off of that one feeding in the middle of the day, so there ya go...3 milks a day.
2. Why is he not sleeping through the night yet? Right after we got back from Minnesota for Christmas when he was waking up every 3 hours, we returned and he has slept through the night ever since. He goes to bed at 7:30 and wakes up around 7:00am. For not being a very good sleeper the first 10 months of his life, he has turned out to be a GREAT sleeper, both at night and for his naps. I just love the fact that since he was 4 months old, we could lay him in his bed and he would just talk and talk and put himself to sleep. As I'm sitting here right now, I'm listening to him say "da-da-da-dooooo" and just singing up a storm in his crib. Love it!
3. Should he not be using a bottle anymore? Some doctors say that by a year they should not be using a bottle anymore...so I tried to get Cole off the bottle and just use sippy cups. He let us know pretty fast that he still wanted a bottle at night!!! When I asked the doctor about that she said that I should not even worry about him being completely off the bottle till 18 months. She said "he's still a baby". So, we'll continue to do sippy cups (with milk) during the day, but we will keep the night bottle for awhile.
Those have been some of my main concerns over the past couple of months, but it's funny how things just work themselves out.
Dr. Bain was very pleased with his vocabulary and how active he was. Let's see, he did manage to get himself into one of the cabinets while we were waiting for Dr. Bain and there was one of those sticky ant traps....well, Cole stepped in it and got his sock stuck. So as I'm trying to get his sock off the trap, the doctor walks in and just laughs. She said he is definitely an active little guy, which is good!
He did get one shot and had some blood drawn for a CBC. Since he was on breast milk for so long, they needed to check him for anemia, so hopefully those tests come back ok. He did let out a big 'ol cry when he got his shot and then I was like "oh great, he still has to get his finger pricked". BUT, he did not even flinch when they pricked his finger....he's tougher than I am because I think getting fingers pricked is one of the worse things!!
Here are Cole's stats (and no he's not in the 99%tile anymore...haha!!!)
Weight: 26lbs (82%)
Height: 31 inches (86%)
Head: 19 inches (93%)