This is the Magnate, my one-year old son who loves to take over the keyboard. Often, he clamors to be picked up and seated on my lap so he can babble at whoever I’m chatting with. Or challenge the player who just gave me a good beating at online scrabble. Or mess up my blogging session. He just might have a future as kid blogger, eh? 😛
Yesterday morning, I brought him to the pediatrician for chickenpox vaccination. It was supposed to be a routine checkup. So I was surprised when the doctor said she hears a slight wheeze in Nate’s lungs. Wheeze my eyes!! He did not even have a cough! (though recently his nose gets a bit clogged at night.) Is this the beginnings of asthma? The doctor says there is a possibility. Coupling the wheeze with the patches of dermatitis on typical areas of his skin and the cold weather, the suspicion is raised. *sigh*
He is growing in height and length steadily, though only between the 10th-25th percentile which, according to the pediatrician, is a bit low. I forgot again to ask whether her reference table is the Philippine standard or the US one. I refuse to believe that I have a tiny kid.
Oh, but there are several good news! The most beautiful of them all is that Nate finally sleeps through the night (…well, mostly). Hooray for moi! This is the most wonderful gift that came a few weeks after he turned 1 year old in July. He sleeps at around 8 or 9 pm, cries for a bottle at around 12 midnight, and goes right back to sleep after feeding. He wakes up at 5 or 6 am for another bottle, plays a bit on the floor or on the bed, then demands to be taken downstairs when he gets bored. iMoM then goes back to sleep, hooray! Except for a few nights (such as last night, when the thunders kept waking him up), his sleep routine is like clockwork! Isn’t the human body amazing?
Another milestone that marked his first birthday is walking. I now have a toddler on the loose! This means the whole family has to be more vigilant with what we leave lying around the floor, the table (yes, he tiptoes to reach for something on a table!) and virtually elsewhere! This also means we have to keep up with his pace to make sure we’re there whenever he falls… in the literal sense. Yesterday, he bumped his mouth on the floor, causing the lower lip to bleed. Then within a few minutes, he was wailing again. This time he bumped his nose! Good thing he only got small cuts. Hay, eto na ang umpisa…
With eight sharp teeth, Nate is a voracious eater, that’s why I refuse to believe he is tiny. I feed him everything that the family eats (except for eggs, fish, chicken, and junk food hehe). And he takes them all. He eats about 2 bananas per day. Whenever he sees someone munching on something, he’d want to have a bite too. LOL. My two girls have never been voracious eaters at this age, so I am truly amused and thankful.
Nate is a charmer too. He can charm anyone with his sweet smile – he has this way of smiling with his eyes, you know? I imagine the riot it will cause among girls when he does that at age 14! LOL