Mason James Dietzen

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Yesterday we had Mason's 18 month check up. It's hard to believe he is so old already. He is a full-blown toddler and definately ALL BOY! Mason was 29lbs and 33 1/2 inches long, both 90% for his age! We are hoping he continues this growth and gets the Dietzen genes for height :)

Our doctor had recommend weaning him off the bottle by 18 months. I knew it was approaching and had been testing the waters to see if he would drink milk from a sippy cup, but he was not having it. So we let him have the bottle a little longer. This past weekend we decided to go cold turkey and not give him a bottle, but offer milk in a sippy cup. He was not happy about it, but for him cold turkey was the only way! He doesn't drink nearly as much milk now, but that's okay. Did you know at this age they should be drinking about 12oz of milk a day? However, if you give them other diary such as yogurt that counts for their milk intake and it counts double. For example 4 oz of yogurt counts for 8oz of milk. That is wonderful for us because Mason loves yogurt!

We have been loving some sunny days here in Spokane, although Mason would go outisde in any weather condition. But we've been spending the majority of our daytime outside which he loves. This past weekend he helped daddy get his flowers all planted (one of JD's favorite hobbies). We've been going to the park, going for walks and helping daddy and grandpa mow their lawns.Mason is also obsessed with putting other people shoes on. It doesn't matter who's they are, he will try to put them on and walk in them, he's actually pretty coordinated.

He also loves to sit in the drivers seat of any vehicle and pretend to drive and play with all the buttons.