*As for eating, he's basically been eating what we eat for awhile now, but overall I can't say that his diet is ideal. He gets enough grains and dairy for sure, his protein is ok, but his fruit and veggie intake isn't nearly where I would like it to be, which is partly my fault for not offering them enough and partly pickiness on his part. He basically doesn't eat any fruit of veggies in whole pieces, only when they're mashed or from a jar (baby food-fruit only). He likes potatoes ok but ever since he started eating 'real' food with us, he's just not interested anymore. And he's definitely showing signs of pickiness. I've said more than once in the past couple of months that I was worried about his food intake, but from what I can tell it's quite normal for toddlers not to eat consistently or heartily, and as long as they are happy and active and not losing weight, then I shouldn't worry...still, I worry! So I'm always trying to get him to eat, which has basically turned him into a 'grazer'. He eats little bits all day long; crackers, yogurt, bread, string cheese, milk, whatever I can get into him (even some not so healthy things). This next year will definitely be interesting, I have a feeling we're going to be having quite a few 'food fights'! Also, he's pretty much insistent these days that he eats by himself (feeds himself) which is fine for the most part but because he's so messy, he ends up not eating as much as he would if we were feeding him...sigh, all part of growing up I guess. He's getting pretty good with a spoon and fork though! He still drinks a bottle of formula (8oz) at night before bed but I think that I may switch gradually over to milk once I feel like he's eating enough (I kind of look at it like a 'safety net' to cover whatever he's missing in food during the day). Oh, and another trick he learned: drinking from a straw :)
On t'aime Victor,
Mama et Daddy
(If you made it to the end of this, bravo! I hope that it hasn't been too much of a pain, I know that my blog has been mostly kid-centric this past year or so, but it's a stage in my life that I'm very proud of and I want to document it the best I can.
Now to print all these updates off, oye!)