We were so excited this day to find out Mason's weight! There was a big bet going on and I even had people guessing on Facebook what it would be. Guesses started at about 14 pounds (since Mason weighed 14 lbs, 13 oz at 10 months) but nothing went up to as high as what the actual weight was! :) Mason weighs 16 lbs, 14 oz!! YAY for our big boy! Not quite big enough yet to turn his car seat around, still have a while to go on that one. :) But, Dr. Hain still isn't concerned and says that Mason is as healthy as ever. He's still lean and tall. He is 30 1/2 inches long. The only issues we're really having are dealing with Mason's food allergies. He breaks out to the randomest things, so we're going to see Dr. Hain's pediatric allergist friend, Keegan Smith, at Heritage Group at Baptist next Wednesday. Oh, I hope they won't have to prick his little arm and give shots and all of that! It'll be interesting to see what all we have to do at that visit. Any advice on this? Mason breaks out in a rash for just a minute and as soon as we stop feeding him the item, it all goes away. So, at least the reaction isn't terrible and he doesn't act like he's sick. It's just enough to let Mommy & Daddy know that his little tummy can't handle it.
Mason's food/drink allergies: apple juice, deviled eggs, tomato sauce, cheese, milk
And of course this visit ended with the dreaded shots! The nurse warned that the last shot would produce a different kind of scream than the other shots, one that would break a momma's heart. And sure enough it did! Mason did one of those hold-your-breath and then let out a blood-curdling strange sound deals. It was so sad, but he got over it one second later as soon as I started feeding him Little Puffs. That stinker! He did develop a fever later that night and wasn't feeling well at all, but nothing a little infant Tylenol couldn't help! Here are some pics from the one-year check-up. Maybe my dad can drive the hour and 10 minutes and come up to BG for all of our dr. visits so that we can carry on the tradition! :) We have been soooo blessed these 4 years to live so close to my parents. They have helped us so much and have gotten involved in all of our random dramas!