We had Reid's 1 year check up today and everything is looking great! He's doing really well developmentally and I got my questions answered. Each visit there seems to be a theme to all of my questions - food, sleep, milk, safety stuff, but this visit there were some more questions that are starting to be more "kid" questions and less newborn questions. One is discipline! The doctor said that now's the time to really start - with saying "no," time-outs, and even a little spanking! Now, Reid really doesn't do anything that warrants a time-out or a spanking (which sounds so harsh, but I think he's referring to a little tap) but I'm sure we're getting to that stage soon. Matt and I have talked about what we'll do for discipline and we've decided to not spank. Those of you who know me know that I do a lot of reading, and I'm constantly trying to read from different sources about typical baby questions. From what I've read psychologists say that some parents like to swat their kids when they're old enough to know the word no, but too young to be explained that something is dangerous and so to use the "spank" in situations where you really need to get the message across. We'll see - I guess it will depend on the circumstance. Anyway, it's really hard not to laugh when we tell Reid, "No!" He just looks up at us like, "who, me?" Enough with the discipline issue (sorry if I'm boring you...). Reid's weight dropped off a little, but the doctor expected that because he's walking so much and burning calories.
Weight: 20 pounds (25th percentile)
Height: 30 inches (50th)
Head: 18 and 3/4 (50th)
Also, something interesting, the doctor said that his wife had their son putting himself in time-outs around the age of 15 months! We've got some work to do...