Saturday, April 9, 2016

Hudson at 13 months

Hudson is 13 months old!  He now weighs 19 pounds 5 ounces and measures 26.5 inches long.  He is still in size 12 month outfits, size 4 diapers and has 5 teeth {including a top one}! 
This month he visited Dr Recko, the pediatric opthamologist at Scott & White.  He was very cooperative during the exam (except when they dilated his eyes)!  Dr R determined that he has intermittent exotropia, which means that he occasionally has outward deviation one eye at a time.  He will continue to be monitored quarterly but may require intervention at some point.  The great news is that his vision is perfect and there was no sign of abnormal optic pressure :)

Where's Hudson?!  :)

He had an EGG-cellent Easter!  He enjoyed all of the festivities and even got to meet the Easter Bunny :)
He adores his big siblings!  He gets so excited when we pick them up at school each afternoon!
Hudson recently started {gently!} clapping and likes doing Pat-a-cake.  PT is going well.  Jaylon says that he is stronger than he knows and makes him work really hard on Mondays!  He still dislikes being on his tummy and will find a way to roll over to his back every single time!  He is becoming more confident with lifting a hand while in an independent sitting position but is very balance cautious. 

Dr Dewbre recommended we offer Pediasure, peanut butter and avacados to boost healthy weight gain!  He has recently started getting food from his tray to his mouth.  His favorite snacks include blueberries, cheese cubes and puffs.  He shows interest in what we are eating and is always willing to try new things.  One evening I offered him a bite sized piece of my grilled cheese sandwich and he shook his head "no" and loudly protested.  He proceeded to grab what was left of my sandwich and finish it!  Another day at breakfast he didn't seem satisfied with his tiny pancakes and fussed until I offered him my giant buttered waffle :)

He says "Mama" quite often but not much more than babbling otherwise.  In order to encourage speech I plan to start teaching him a few words in baby sign language.  This is new territory as I never attempted this with the older kids.  He still usually wakes up during the night.  He sleeps best on his side.  We are working on a regular nap schedule.  He typically awakens by 6:45am and is ready for a brief snooze by 9am.  He occasionally lays down for a longer nap after lunch.

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