Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Did You Ever Think...?

Did you ever think back in early March when Baby J was losing weight, waiting for a diagnosis miracle, and on a liquid diet that you'd be seeing this picture of him digging in to a plate of lasagna three months later?

His dietitian's goal (and mine too, cause I'm the mama) was that he would get to eat solids and not gag (as it is hard to go from eating solids to a liquid diet and back again) by his first birthday. My goal was birthday cake! Well, we are 18 days from his birthday and he eats solids like a champ.

His physical therapist's goal was to be creeping by his birthday...he is creeping AND pulling to a stand quite nicely. :o)

His GI doctor's goal was that he'd continue to gain weight once transitioned to solids-not a problem! For breakfast this morning he ate:

One handful of Cheerios
1/2 c. Superporridge (251 calories!)
Several fresh blueberries
A WHOLE banana
4 oz bottle

He cried when it was time to get out of the highchair. He weighs close to 19 lbs now. I think he's continuing to gain, don't you?

Oh, and we think we have heard his first word too-"mama" It isn't FOR SURE, but we think he is using it right :o) He usually says it while pulling on my shorts in the kitchen as I try to move around and get dinner ready. Since he doesn't take any steps (even hanging on to our hands) yet him hanging from my shorts as I walk around the kitchen isn't too fun for him (or me for that matter!). But he says "mama, mama, mamamamama!!!!" all the while. Love it.

Here is a recent video from when my cousin Melissa (& children) and Aunt Kim/Uncle Rick came to visit!


suzannah said...

praise God!

isn't mama just about the sweetest word on your child's lips?

CFMama said...

I think I am going to have to check into your super-porridge!! Great job, Mama!

All Things Family said...

Great pic and wonderful that he's doing so great! Zaden only weighed 20 lbs at 1 year...so he's really caught up a lot! I can't believe how much he eats for breakfast...if it wasn't for whole milk Zaden would probably waste away :)

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Yay Baby J! Praises to God! He can give Emma a run for her money at breakfast, that's for sure!

Anonymous said...

He eats more than I do! seriously (though I am trying- I promise!). I love his rolls. They remind me of Alex as a baby. He's bigger than Danica was at a year. Shoot. He's not much smaller than her now!. SO cute! Will we see you tomorrow?