Friday, December 21, 2007
Jake had his one year check up on Wednesday. He got two shots instead of three because we decided to hold off on the MMR shot until he's a little bit older and bigger. He was 28 inches long and weighed 18 lbs and 9 ounces. The doctor is a little concerned about his weight. He's been in the 10th percentile for weight since he was about four months old. And that's fine as long as he stays in that same growth curve. But, it looks like he's fallen into the 5th percentile now. So, we talked about his diet and decided we were maybe giving him too much milk and not enough solids. The problem with solids is that he seems to be on strike against anything other than crackers or potatoes or sweets. Wonder where he gets that from? A typical meal with Jake usually involves him picking up a piece of food and putting it on his tongue, laughing about how it tastes, and then he spits it out or throws it on the ground for the dog or cat to enjoy. The boy loves his pets. So, the question is what can we give him that has lots of calories to put on weight and that is interesting enough for him to actually swallow? Any ideas?