Rory is now 14.5 months corrected. We saw his paediatrician since the last blog entry and he’s really happy with how Rory is progressing in particular developmentally and cognitively. Rory had put on 250g in the previous fortnight now weighing in at 8.31kg which is the 4th centile. Basically he said we’re doing all we can to keep his weight tracking in the right direction by giving him a wide range of high calorie nutritious food and adding all the good oils to it… We just have to keep it up!
Day to day life has continued much like the last blog post with as much outdoor activity as hot and humid weather allows! Here’s a variety of pics of us out & about. The first is Rory with Shauna who minded him along with Darragh and Val while I had root canal a fortnight ago… Rory has no separation anxiety and just waved me off!
This week we met Kai at a playground in Clovelly and got a very cute video of the boys playing peek-a-boo together. They were both giggling lots before I started recording but this will give you the idea.
Speaking of playgrounds Rory had fun at one in Nelson Bay when we went up for the night to visit Kate last weekend. He also had fun chasing Kate’s cat around her house and we had some yummy food both at Kate’s and the next morning at a really great local cafe. We also got to the beach after the playground so it was an excellent 24 hour trip!
Last weekend sort of felt like a long weekend as Tuesday was Australia Day. We had a nice Scozzie (Scottish-Aussie) afternoon with Shona, Finn and Maggie. Scozzie because Monday was Rabbie Burns day (famous Scottish poet) so Finn made a Scottish dish called Chicken Bonnie Prince Charlie (chicken in a cream with whiskey sauce).
On the home front, the biggest change is that Rory is now officially weaned from breastfeeding. He’s been really good transitioning to a bottle at night. After 17 months of expressing or breastfeeding it was the end of an era!
Rory is now a big help around the house! He particularly enjoys helping with hanging out laundry (on clothes horse due to rainy weather) and also putting it away again. Here he is helping plus a few more pics at home.
And finally the walking, he’s getting there! He’s up to 7-8 steps solo. We’re sure he’s building up to walking up and down the aisles of the plane in 4 weeks time! Here’s some soft sand training from the weekend before last.