Monday, August 19, 2013

Lifting weights

Last week, Bryan weighed in two ounces heavier than he did at the end of July.  So, he's gaining (on average) about an ounce a week.  I have no idea if that's good or not, but he had a major growth spurt in the last few weeks.  His diapers are too short in the rise (he looks like a little plumber running around sometimes!) and a few of his t-shirts that he's worn all summer are showing his belly now. I think his weight gains are exceeding his height gains finally!  I have no idea how much weight a 16 month old should gain in a week. The doctors stop talking about that stuff when you stop measuring age in weeks.  But here's the really good news:
1.  He weighs enough that he looks like the other kids in his class.  You can't see his ribs anymore which has been our benchmark for a while now.
2.  The somewhat inaccurate questionnaire to determine developmental age based on achievements measured Bryan at approximately 19 months, 2 weeks.  Which is a very non-scientific way of saying that my kid may be on the little side, but he's strong and really smart.  Uh oh.  I'm in HUGE trouble!!
3.  Nobody's worried about anything, except maybe that GI doctor, but he's just one opinion.

So, for now, I have a toddler that runs everywhere, is getting louder by the day, eats like a typical toddler, has a mind of his own, loves art, loves to play outside, loves to push things and climb stairs, is almost completely done with bottles (he would be if his Mom wasn't hanging on to them for dear life!) and is talking up a storm with words and non-words alike.  He only takes a few minutes to warm up to new people and loves his school so much that when I drop him off, he pushes me out of the way to go play. Nothing warms my heart more than knowing my son is so happy.

So, all is well here.  We keep plugging along and with every passing day we can see our little Nugget conquering something new and leaving babyhood that much farther behind him.  Time really does fly. Here's a post from a year ago!  

Nuggs has his own little chair and LOVES it.

Such a little man.  And so big! 

That night his dinner was a cup of baked beans and a pint of raspberries. Without a doubt, he is 100% my kid! He may look like his Dad, but he eats just like his Mom.  We could each eat our body weight in fruit! 


  1. I love the pictures of Bryan in HIS chair! What a riot and too funny!!

  2. Love the chair pictures. Some guys hold remote control, or a beer in their chair, but Bryan nails it with his thumb!

    Great news on his continued growth.