I'll just get right to it- He weighed 18.7 at 9 months old and he is now 11 months and weighs the same. Is this normal? I mean, for a baby with Down syndrome? He was really packing it on for a while and I thought surely he'd be over 20 pounds by his birthday but don't think that's going to happen.
Bennett takes 3, 8 ounce bottles and solids with each meal. No table foods yet~sigh~ but honestly I haven't pushed it because he just has no interest in feeding himself so I give up rather quickly. Plus, with 2 other kids, we're always on the go-there's not a lot of time to mess around with food and not eating it! I did that with Ainsley and I just can't fight that battle again. I do need to offer it more though and just see if he'll eventually try it. He now has 4 teeth almost all the way in so maybe he hasn't been eating as much do to that, I don't know though, seems like he finishes his bottles. And we all know he's not walking or crawling for that matter, so I really don't think he's burning more calories.
What do you think? We go in next week for a check up (he has bronchitis and is on antibiotics and neb treatments) so I'll ask the ped what she thinks. I'm not overly concerned just kinda bummed because I thought he was doing well with his weight. Maybe he's just going to be smaller than I thought.