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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

15 Months!

Saturday morning, I went to make coffee and I came back upstairs to my sleepy heads in bed!  I think this picture sums up Logan perfectly...Laid Back!  As soon as I saw him, I knew I had to try to get a picture of this.  Legs wide open, tummy hanging out, remote close by and milk within arms reach.  He's just adorable!

We had his 15 month check up yesterday and I'm happy to report that everything is perfect!  I, of course, went in with my list of worries and concerns and was reassured that he was right on track and developing perfectly.

He was 25 lbs. 12 oz, and 31 inches long.  He is about 50% for height and 65% for weight.  He still has a big old noggin at 95%, but at least it is on the charts now.  Apparently, it was off the charts at 12 months!  We joked that it is just all that brain in his head. 

One of my concerns was his speech.   Logan clearly says Mama, Dada, and ta (what ever that is).  Dr. W reassured us that this was okay.  She said at 18 months, they will ask the same question to see if he is saying 5-10 words.  She explained that it is more important that he is understanding what we are saying.  He can follow one and even two step commands, so we are doing fine.  We discussed that he clearly understands what we say, since he has the ability to shake his head "no" when he answers something we ask him.

We also discussed his eating habits, milk drinking and nursing.  We've noticed that Logan's eating has slowed down the last week or so, and Dr. W told us that it is pretty common at this age to become a little uninterested in food.  She said as long as he is still drinking milk and eating at least one good meal a day we are good.  He is definitely doing this, so we aren't going to worry.  I told Dr. W that we are still nursing two times a day, but I knew that weaning would have to been in our near future.  One thing I really like about her is that she has two young boys, and nursed both of them, so I feel like she can relate to me.  She reminded me that although he is probably not getting much milk from our sessions at this time, the emotional benefits are still there.  She encouraged me to nurse for as long as we want.  She said when we are ready to stop, then we should stop. 
I have really been struggling with this.  I know there is a point when society says that a baby toddler should stop nursing.  Before I had Logan, I knew I was going to nurse him and I figured I would do it until he was one.  After experiencing the bond it brought us, I knew I wouldn't be able to just stop on day 366 of his life just because he hit the magical number of 1.  I also know that at some point, I have to stop.  I mean, I can't go to college with him, right!?  I guess deep down, I know that nursing is "our special time".  It's something that Logan and I have shared for so long.  We've spent hours together in the middle of the night, we've hidden in the back of my car so passers-by couldn't see us, we've avoided melt downs together when we just needed a break.  I know that there are so many other ways that we will be able to have "our special time", I just can't seem to give it up quite yet.  So, judge if you must, but I'm going to savor these last few days, weeks, (maybe months) of nursing, because I know soon enough he will be wanting to be Mr. Independent won't have time to snuggle with Mommy. 

I couldn't be more proud of my son, or my family.  I am so in love with my life and can't imagine my life without my boys! 

P.S.  Do you think he needs a haircut?   I know, I know...we are going this weekend

1 comment:

  1. Those curls - adorable! Griffin only eats when he sees fit these days too. I can't keep up with when he'll want seconds and when he doesn't want a single bite.