Re: November Infants and Toddlers
posted at 11/21/2012 12:54 PM EST
Rama and Med - thanks for the snowsuit advice! My mom got him one at Kohl's the other day b/c she had a credit, and it doesn't have feet, but I think I'll just get him some boots and go with it. If he loves the snow and wants to sit and roll around in it endlessly (like he did with the fall leaves!) I'll see if I need something different. Love the sled idea!
Luv - So glad to hear you're doing so well! Thank you for sharing your nursing story, too. DS never fully took to nursing, though I tried and supplemented for 6 months, and I know it's going to be a major point of anxiety for me if/when we have #2. Glad to know it really does work for some people the second time around!
DS had his 9 month checkup yesterday. He's up to 40th percentile in weight (from 25th) and still 5th in height, but the pedi thought his nurse didn't stretch him enough when she measured him b/c he didn't think he looked particularly chubby. Head is still huge but went down from 89th to 86th percentile. My smart, short, chubby boy :-).
The pedi really pushed us to ditch purees and start giving DS table/finger food now. This was partly in response to us saying DS had gotten more fussy at mealtimes and seemed to be rejecting foods he used to like. He could very well be right and we're going to give it a try over the long weekend, but I just kind of feel like my pedi is pushing everything food-wise on the early side and I'm curious what others have experienced with theirs. This is the same doc who told me that DS was probably fussing on the bottle at 4 mos because he was ready for solids. While DS did take to solids after a few weeks, it didn't totally resolve the bottle issue, and as I hear more perspectives on waiting on solids, I wonder if it was the right choice. I have no problem starting table foods, but I am curious.
As the holidays approach, I'm also wondering what you all do about naptime and holiday parties, etc.? DS's afternoon naptime falls squarely in the holiday party sweet spot (usually around 2 p.m. This isn't a problem if we're at the grandparents' or someplace where there's a p'n'p. But I know we're going to have to decide what to do when it's naptime and there's no place for him to sleep at the party.
FWIW, he rolls around constantly when he sleeps so I cannot imagine him being willing to nap in his bucket seat in a quiet room (although maybe...?) and I also can't imagine skipping or postponing the nap too much -- he is an absolute bear when he's tired.