Will's first birthday is fast approaching and as the day gets closer I am thinking about all the new changes to come and what I will decide to do with all of them. At 1 it's time to get him off the formula and onto some milk. Here would be dilemma # 1. The new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on milk after the age of 1 is to go straight to 2% milk instead of whole. This is fairly newer thinking and hard for me to wrap my brain around. As I was taught in nursing school, the brain is developing rapidly for the first two years and it requires that higher fat for good development. I just can't imagine taking that away.
We are also fast approaching his 1 year check up which also means it's close to time for some immunizations. Dilemma # 2: Again my thinking differs from the AAP guidelines but not for the reason you might expect. I am not a believer that vaccines cause Autism. I have kept him on schedule so far due to my work environment and high rate of exposure. I have given all of Emily's vaccines on time without altering the schedule. For some reason though, this time around I am more cautious. I feel like spacing them out a little would be so much better for him and him immune system.
The closer he is to his first birthday the less he wants to take two naps. Dilemma # 3: I LOVE that he likes to sleep so much. I know that may sound terrible outside of my head, but Little Miss stopped taking naps around her 2nd birthday. That's right, she was 2. I'm owed a little extra sleep time right! So I am hoping I can prolong the second nap a little longer.
Oh why can't they just stay babies forever? My little guy is going to be a toddler- a walking, talking, climbing, mess making toddler. MAKE IT STOP!
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