Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Boys had their check ups

We took a trip to the doctor last week and David had his 12 month check up and Pete had his 30 month check up. David only weighs 19 lbs 6 oz. I really thought it was more. It means he hasn't gained all that much weight in the past six months or so. I'm chalking it up to him crawling and walking so early. He's a very active, energetic little guy so I think he burns off a lot of energy. The dr wasn't too worried but wants to check him again in a couple months. I couldn't handle having weight problems with another child.

As for Pete, he is just over 26 lbs. I talked to the dr about his picky eating habits. And I mean PICKY. When I chat with other moms they always say "oh yeah, my son/daughter is picky too". Trust me, it's nothing like we're dealing with here. Pete eats next to nothing and hasn't tried a new food in months. He seems to be developing strange aversions to certain colours, textures and types of food. He eats triscuit crackers with peanut butter, green apple if peeled and sliced, rasberries (although today he wouldn't eat them b/c they were *wet*), carrots with ketchup (gag me, I know), occasionally bacon, pepperoni pizza (and only a few bites of that and only if it's ordered from the *right* pizza shop). Of course he'll eat junk food or cookies until the cows come home. The bottom line is she feels he is still healthy and is developmentally doing excellent (was ahead in most things actually, especially language . . . that kid can talk himself out of anything!).

She recommended we see a developmental pediatrician b/c he does have some anxious tendancies. Separation anxiety is still a major problem for him. He is not able to be away from me unless he is with his granny or daddy. We were kicked out of - err, asked politely to leave, I should say - a local preschool program called Duffer Doo b/c Pete just couldn't calm down after I left him there. It was disturbing enough to the other children that after 5 weeks, that suggested we leave and come back in January and "try again". I worry A LOT, but I try to tell myself he's just a normal little boy and this will all go away. We all want the best for our children. We all want them to be the best they can be. So for now, we're working on it. Other than that he got a clean bill of health!

David was not thrilled when I tried to take a picture of him in this sweater that my mom made for Peter when he was the same age. It looks very cute on him and is getting cold enough lately to wear wool sweaters. You can notice that David is starting to get a wee tiny bit of hair on that bald head of his. No more cue ball for him :-)

Ok, this one is a bit better.
David is finally getting to be as big into books as Peter is. He loves being read to! We don't have his attention for a long time, but we can get in a few quickie books. Paul was reading to both boys the other day. And notice our new coffee coloured walls!!! After three long years of living here with the white walls, we finally joined the rest of the coloured world out there. We're totally enjoying it, it makes such a big difference in the house. Now we're on a search for new curtains for our huge window . . .




And last, but definitely not least, is our new front door. Paul has commented that the boys need only take a poop (he used more expletive language, of course) to get their faces plastered on this blog, yet he works round the clock in the cold weather installing new front and back doors and no mention is made of it on the crafty mom's blog. I explained it's "a crafty mom's" blog, not a "handy husband's" blog. Nonetheless, here is our new and expertly-installed front door, courtesy of the crafty mom's husband :-)

I will post more pictures when the frame and trim is up, and I'll include the back door then too. I couldn't get a good picture of it lately b/c it's been dark and rainy for days.

9 comments:

lexa said...

You tell your hubby he did a fine job on that door! I wish mine was so inclined, but I'm afraid that's not the case. I'm currently waiting for my dad to get home from being away at work to fix my toilet. (Hubby's away, too, but he said on the weekend, "Better get your dad to look at it.) Same with my dripping bathroom tap...

I hope you have better luck with Pete if you try Duffer Doo again. I really feared Logan would throw major tantrums at preschool this year, but he didn't. Though one morning not too long ago it was about 15 minutes before I could leave...

Landerson said...

Don't you worry about those boys....they're happy and healthy and have plenty of time to work out their "issues". And the house looks great!

Lindsay said...

My niece is the same as Pete. Very picky, I mean very, and very attached to her mom. I think they will grow out of it, as long as they are not catered to, too much.

I am sure he will be fine. They are so adorable, David looks so cute in his sweater. That reminds me, I am late taking Ben in.

Better go try to call the DR. right now.

Stefaneener said...

Got to you via Kristy's comments. Your boys are cute. I had a veeerrrry skinny first little one; she's a "regular sized" skinny big one now.

I love seeing sweaters on mine in hand-down order! Isn't it fun?

Stefaneener said...

Got to you via Kristy's comments. Your boys are cute. I had a veeerrrry skinny first little one; she's a "regular sized" skinny big one now.

I love seeing sweaters on mine in hand-down order! Isn't it fun?

Donna said...

The boys are both healthy and happy and that is the important thing! I am sure that will all work out just fine.
The house looks great and I love your new well hung front door. Can't wait to see it when we come up next month!

Melanie said...

Lovin' the walls and door. Tell Paul two thumbs up! ;) The boys are looking good. Don't sweat the size/weight thing. You have sweet, active boys and I'm sure that in a few years this will be a distant memory. Miss you on the board but I know you are swamped.

Jules said...

My 10yo eats so little and is so picky, I am amazed that he is alive, never mind healthy. I comfort myself with the thought that one day he'll try something and like it, then keep trying and eating things to make up for lost time. Yes, I know it's not going to happen, but it's all I've got.

I'm glad it all went well at the doctor. Love the wall color!

Debbie said...

Have just spent HOURS on your blog, Shan, getting properly caught up with everything. Please tell Paul that there are times in one's life that one must "rise above" those little slights. His door is a thing of great beauty, clearly only time will tell how very great. LOVED seeing everyone- you and your's, Brenda, Stacey's lovely rugrats, the great cake!

 
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