I promise not to bore you with monthly updates much longer, just a lot is happening in Mr. Beckett man's life right now.
The day Beckett turned one I decided I was done warming his bottle to a ridiculous temperature, gradually switching ounce by ounce from formula to whole milk and having him lay down so he could get the milk out of his sippy. I just handed him cold, whole milk in a sippy with a straw. And bam. Just like that he drank and drank. And just like that life got easier for us! No more warming up a sippy right before we left the house, praying it would stay warm until he wanted it. No more buying formula. He could now drink milk whenever, wherever. Those of you who have crossed this finish line can rejoice with me, we are officially done with warming up water, bottles, formula, breast milk, our dumb bottle rack. Ahh
We noticed right around Beckett's birthday that he was saying ball and book. Add Momma and Dada to the list and he is saying 4 words! He loves playing with balls and playing catch with us or Kennedy.
We started quiet time with Beckett. We just put him in his crib for 10 minutes or so with a bunch of toys. He loves it!
As I mentioned in Beckett's 1 year blog, our doctor recommended that we take Beckett to physical therapy for his gross motor skills and we had some blood test done to check for any abnormalities in his muscle. We got his blood work back and it was all good and clear!
Our first physical therapy appointment went awesome, he had no stranger anxiety and was willing to let her work with him. She evaluated him based on other 11 month olds (since he was 3 weeks early she was able to rank him with 11 month olds) and he scored in the 7% for his gross motor skills, I guess the doctor was right, he is a little behind. :) He did score 60% for trunk strength and fine motor skills, so no really problem there.
We go once or twice a week now and the last few sessions have been a little more challenging. So, it has been more of a learning time for me and then we work with him at home a bunch. Right now we are focusing on helping him learn to crawl, gain muscle strength, practice standing and teaching him to pull himself up.
We have already noticed some improvement! He can sit on my lap and pull himself up to the coffee table. He can pull himself up to sit on his knees and play. He gets up on all fours and hang out there for a bit. We can just tell he is getting stronger. Even though our physical therapist sees improvement, she told me yesterday that she will give him another week or two and then we may have to go down to Mercy and have him evaluated. We have two weeks to get Mr. Man crawling, I really think we can get him there.