Weight: His official stats from the pediatrician’s appointment:
- Weight: 19 lbs. 13 oz. (45th percentile)
- Height: 29.5 inches (85th percentile)
- Head Size: 44.7 cm (35th percentile)
Everything is pretty much the same percentiles as last time!
Clothes: Mostly 12 month clothes with a few 18 month things.
Health: Wonderful! We had our pediatrician’s appointment last Thursday and his iron levels went up!! So they recommended that I keep giving him his iron drops and they will recheck him at 12 months. I’m so relieved that we don’t have to go back before 12 months to do another round of blood work.
Sleep: For the most part at night, Cooper is doing wonderfully! He sleeps from 7:30 to about 4-5am. He nurses for a little bit and then goes back to sleep for another 2 hours.
His naps have been challenging since Saturday when he learned how to stand up in his crib. He has been pulling up on things for a few weeks now, but never in his crib before. Since he can’t figure out how to get back down from the standing position, he just cries until someone comes to put him down. So we are slowly working through that.
Crying: Just the usual – when he’s tired but doesn’t’ want to nap.
Social and Activity: Saturday night we had a play date with our neighbors and their little girl (who is one month older than Cooper). The kiddos played so well together!! It’s going to be fun watching them grow up.
Likes and Dislikes: Likes walking around, getting into everything, trying to run away when we are putting on his diaper.
Dislikes hats or anything on his head and socks/shoes on his feet.
Diet: Lots of new foods this week! Our pediatrician said we should start feeding him more and more table foods – so I will always give him a little taste of whatever I’m eating. This week he had cranberries, turkey, pumpkin, butternut squash, papaya, and cheese. He loved cheddar cheese – but wasn’t a fan of Swiss cheese.
Milestones: He is pulling up to standing on everything and wants to walk around on his own so badly!! He also got his second tooth! It’s the top right front tooth. So he has 2 teeth – one right on top of the other.
Weekly Random Moments: This week we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving (a week late). Since last weekend was so beautiful we decided to grill steaks for our usual Sunday dinner with babcia and dziadek. This weekend was kind of cold and snowy, so it was the perfect weekend to have a big comforting meal.
Cooper enjoyed gnawing on a turkey leg.