Monday, March 11, 2013

12 month stats

we had james' 12 month well child check last week with our new doctor. we switched to a naturopath and it is a MUCH better fit for my philosophy and opinions. james is:
22 lbs
29.75 in
and his noggin is just under 50 cm

didn't get the percentiles but dr wright said he's still on his same curves. and his dang head is still off the charts. we passed on all 12 month vaccines. dr wright recommends to every mom that they become a 'doctor mom' in homeopathy, herbs, or essential oils. this is all new territory for me and i'm excited to learn more. there are pretty polarized opinions on those things, but i would love to have options to modern medicine. i'm all for pharmaceuticals when needed, yet i do think that God has provided us with natural methods for many things and i'd prefer to tap into those first. 

the person that recommended dr wright to us said that he encourages long term breastfeeding. i LOVE that. there are so many misinformed doctors-one told a friend that breastmilk after 1 is like skim milk! that is so, so false. research shows “Human milk expressed by mothers who have been lactating for >1 year has significantly increased fat and energy contents, compared with milk expressed by women who have been lactating for shorter periods. During prolonged lactation, the fat energy contribution of breast milk to the infant diet might be significant.” I'm glad that our doctor is supportive. i really do think james's health is at least in part due to breastfeeding. 

james asking "where is it?"

anyways, our little man is healthy and growing well. he has a handful of words, copies gestures, is taking several steps (he walked across the living room a few times yesterday!), and is so interactive. being his mommy becomes more and more fun.


Monday, March 4, 2013

a fiesta for mister

well, it's official. we have a 1 year old. to celebrate, we had a fiesta with all of our family and some friends who live here! it was a blast. everything went perfect. james loved having so much attention on him. i'm so grateful everyone could come and celebrate with us. here are some pictures from the night.