Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Geno's 12 month check-up...
Geno went to visit Dr. Hamilton today for his 12 month check up. He is in the 97th percentile in height and weight. He was measured at 33 1/2 inches long and weighed in at 29 pounds 8 ounces. The doctor stated that he was the size of an average 2 year old. The doctor also said he is a very happy and healthy boy. As for walking, the doctor was not surprised. Toddlers Geno's size have trouble with balance and will probably not achieve this milestone until they are between 14 to 16 months. For now, he is getting close to pulling himself up on the stairs.
Some of Geno's favorite foods are bananas, pears, peaches, peas, carrots, eggs, turkey, steak, potatoes, cheese, chicken, quesadillas, toast, waffles, sandwiches, and crackers. He'll eat just about anything but hot dogs, which in my opinion is a good thing!
He enjoys exploring his environment on all fours and you will find him underneath the coffee table, china hutch, and any other nook or cranny he can squeeze himself through. He enjoys music very much. His favorite music is the jazz station and will rock to the music. He enjoys playing the drums, shaking the maracas, and playing the xylophone.
He also enjoys playing with his big sister Coretta and being read to. His favorite books are the board books that teach you the colors and simple words.
Although his speech right now consists of a lot of babble, he is starting to experiment more and more with his voice and putting syllables together.
Here is a video of Geno finally being able to feed himself!!