Saturday, December 24, 2011

7 months

My sweet baby is 7 months old today. He's 11.7 pounds and 24 inches long. He likes standing up a lot which means he falls down sometimes. It scares me, but I don't want him to react in fear, so I just say "boooom" really loud and we laugh. Judah really likes to caress faces, but only if he likes you. He's not crawling yet, but he will pull on stuff in order to drag himself a few inches to get a toy. He's almost sitting up unassisted, he can do it for a little while, but then he topples over.

We took him to a specialist on Thursday to discuss him spitting up all the time and the fact that he's still so small. Let me just reenact the conservation  we had at the end of his evaluation.

Dr: we need him to consume more calories. Give him butter and sugar in his food.
Me: I'm not doing that!
Dr: (laughing) why not?
Me: that's not nutritious, I'm not giving my baby sugar.
Dr: a calorie is a calorie, and he needs more of them
Me: those are empty calories
Dr: he needs calories, any calorie is good when you need to gain weight.
Me: well he won't be getting it from sugar and butter, I tell you that.

We went back and forth until I said, "you might as well stop, cuz I ain't doing it." He cracked up, my ma looked at me and shook her head, and I did a hoodrat neck roll. I told him I'd find other ways to fatten Judah up that won't turn him into a hyped up obese 5 year old that only eats ice cream and puts butter in frosted flakes. My plan of action includes baby yogurt mixed in with his morning fruit and potatoes or brown rice along with olive or coconut oil with his evening veggies. Those are calorie boosting items and they have nutrients to keep him healthy. I have whole grain rice cereal to put in his bedtime bottle for an extra calorie boost at night. If any of you have any ideas, let me know because now I'm determined to show this Dr that you can fatten babies up without setting them up with poor eating habits. Butter and sugar, I'm still shaking my head.

7 comments:

laughing808 said...

I simply lurve that picture of him sleeping........too adorable.

I'm happy to hear you refuse to fatten the baby up with sugar and butter, LOL.......I dont have any suggestions, but if I hear of or think of anything I will certainly let you know.

Merry Christmas to you, Mr. C and baby Judah.

Adrienne said...

Love those pics!!
No ideas on my part either!! Keeping you guys in my prayers!

BK said...

butter & sugar???? *sigh* that doctor is just.. *sigh*

so happy to see Judah growing so nicely!!! Love the pictures!

I'll ask my mom and send you an email.

Jameil said...

He's so cute! He looks like a little old man in that 2nd picture pulling at that toy. Hilarious!

InnerDiva said...

Butter and sugar for a baby? What's wrong with that doctor? We have been using oatmeal in his night bottles and rice cereal in the morning. Look at him standing up in his crib! I'm so nervous for those moments to come.

Nerd Girl said...

He is so cute! Happy 7 months Judah!

mrstdj said...

What a cutie pie! I don't have too many ideas. My son is a slim one as well. Our pediatrician was fine with him being smaller/slimmer as long as he wasn't failing to thrive. All of your suggestions sound good.

 
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