We had our 15th month appointment today. Big news!! Ben FINALLY hit the growth charts!! He is in the one percentile for weight and the fourth percentile for height! Slowly but surely he is catching up.
Ben is now exclusively drinking Pediasure for nutrition. He may be on this for a while as he needs to be solidly on the weight chart before we will taper off of this and go to table food for primary nutrition. The pediatrician said she can easily see him still taking the bottle of Pediasure until past his second birthday so we will be washing bottles for the foreseeable future. Ben does eat regular food as well, just not that much of it. His favorites: cheese, cat cookies (animal crackers) from Trader Joes, Ice cream and mac & cheese. He usually takes about 7-8 bites before he is done. It’s not a ton but its a start.
Ben had four shots today including the regular flu vaccine. H1N1 is still near impossible to come by even one dose, let alone the two babies need. I will start calling the pediatrician daily to see when doses come in but there is a good chance Ben will go unvaccinated for that this year. Ben was a trooper and cried briefly during the shots but has been in a bit of a funk for the rest of the afternoon. He was just cranky and generally unhappy which doesn’t happen often. I’m hoping he can sleep it off and be his usual happy self in the morning.