- Weight: The pediatrician thinks he's losing weight because we give him too many snacks. And he's walking and was recently weaned. I'm sure that's most of it, but we have structured snacks and good meals. Nolan doesn't eat a lot. In fact, he eats hardly anything at all. He drank a grand total of 3 ounces of milk yesterday. And nothing I can do convinces him to eat more! Anyway, we're under orders to decrease snacking and increase amounts given at meals. No juice is to be given whatsoever, under the theory that he won't starve himself and will increase consumption of high calorie milk. He doesn't get much diluted juice anyway (maybe 4 ounces a day), so this won't be hard to cut out. We'll see how it goes.
- Head lag. Nolan's head flops back when you lean him backward. This means that when he falls backward, his head hits first because he can't tuck it in. The rest of his gross motor skills seem age appropriate, so we're not too worried. But a part of me wonders why he doesn't have better control over his neck at the age of one.
- We've lost our only two words. For the past two weeks, there has been nary a "da" (ball) or "uh." Not sure if this is hearing related or if Nolan is going to follow his older brother's speech development pattern. On the other hand, we seem to have gotten our "B" sound back. You win some, you lose some!
The pediatrician also asked me if I had the MRI report. Darn it! I was hoping SHE did! With the additional drop in hearing, all of us want to see the report. The unofficial lowdown from the office staff was "normal," but I do want to see the report for myself. We have an ENT appointment next Wednesday, so I'll bring up my concerns there and see what that doctor thinks.
Other than a mildly weak neck and being very light weight, Nolan is doing great. His fine motor, cognitive, and most of his gross motor are at or above age level. So I guess I shouldn't worry too much!