I am honestly having battles with myself on if I should share this information but since I have documented Jude’s stats since the moment he was born I feel like I have to. Let me start by saying we decided to not do professional birthday pictures this year. This decision was made on a few different reasons; one being that Jude gets his school pictures taken two times a year and the second is that they are expensive. Time to cut back. And now onto Jude 7 year stats…
Jude 7 Year Stats:
This crazy guy has grown a lot over the last year. No wonder why he towers over all of his friends! So tall!
Now here is the reason I struggled with sharing this info this year. During Jude’s wellness exam I was made to feel like a terrible mother. Obviously, as you can see from photos and the stats, Jude is big but proportioned. During this exam, literally the only thing that was discussed was our lifestyle as a family (FOOD and ACTIVITIES). She asked Jude about what he eats and how long he sits during the day over and over. Then she started grilling me.
Look, we eat healthy about 80 percent of the time. Yes my kids eat dessert, sometimes daily. This doctor told me dessert should only happen once a week?!? Really? In additional to the grilling she questioned if we let him drink too much milk after I told her that he literally has juice maybe once a month. Too much milk….1% by the way. It was painful, and it has worried Jude. I hate that. Believe me, I understand the importance of healthy weight and I know I struggle with it. But at this point, Jude eats well and is on the move ALL THE TIME. I know he is happy and healthy and that is what matters. But the part that hurts me is that this doctor looked at him on Friday and decided he was unhealthy. Ugh.