Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekend Brain Dump

Here it is... everything that's on my mind - stay with me!

1.  Ashlynn had her 1 Year Check Up on Thursday.  19lbs 3oz and 28" tall, 50% for weight and 10% for height, which is the curve she's been on for months now.  I'm a bit surprised she didn't weigh a little more (I was expecting 20), since she's really only gained a pound in 3 months. But since she's on her curve and it's normal for breastfed babies to slow in the weight department, there is no concern.

She also got one shot.  I was expecting more, so that was actually a nice surprise.  For me, not Ashlynn.

Everything else is right where it should be developmentally and the pediatrician said to go ahead and just try dairy.  She gave us some hemoccult cards to test to see if she has an adverse reaction.  I'm probably going to cancel her milk challenge with the GI since they are driving me nuts.

2.  Going on with diet changes.

Ashlynn was barely taking 3-4oz of almond milk all day.  I tried for about 2 weeks offering it at meals, during play. Just no interest and preferred water.  I told the doctor and she said just try milk.  So far it's the same.  No interest.  I've tried warming it, putting it every single sippy and straw cup we own.  Just does not want it.   Hopefully when we are fully weaned she just decides to chug it down.

New favorite foods of the week include egg salad and roasted red pepper hummus on toast.   She's been eating scrambled eggs and waffles for breakfast more often than pancakes, which is nice break for me!  She also had Annie's Mac and Cheese for the first time, made with almond milk, but trying to start incorporating more foods with dairy to see what happens.  So far so good!

3.  Weaning.  As of Saturday, I officially cut our midday feeding.  She's just doing morning and night and while a tad fussy in the afternoon, isn't going crazy or putting up a fight for it.  I have a feeling it's going to end quickly now.  Which is really sad, but also exciting.  Hopefully it'll help her get used to real milk and getting all her nutrition from actual food.  While most people seem to have a hard time letting go the night feeding, I think breaking the morning one will more difficult.  Our routine is that once she's up, anytime between 5:30-6:30am -early people, I go get her and bring her into bed with me.   She's too awake to fall back asleep, but she'll snuggle for 5-10 extra minutes while getting her milk.  I'm going to miss not having the extra time in bed in the morning.

4.  Weekend.  Finally a weekend with no plans!  The Husband spent Saturday cutting down the oddest tree ever blocking in our patio, trimming the willow, and weeding our ridiculously overgrown flower beds.  Yesterday, he did some more weeding and cut the grass.  Then he was a real smooth operator and when he left for the gym he drove over the rake he didn't put away.  So he spent his gym time changing his mangled tired.

While he did all that, the shortcake and I battled some colds.  The day after the shots Ashlynn had a low grade fever and the next day a runny nose.  Not sure if it's related to the shot, teeth, or something she may have picked up in the doctor's office.  I woke up yesterday with shards of glass in my throat, so this doesn't look like it's going to end well, since I'm pretty sure this is not allergies.   We took lots of walks around the neighborhood, blew bubbles, and played with some new toys (aka, the mommy guilt post shot treat).

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


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  2. Emma also refuses cow's milk. We are trying to give her calcium rich foods when she doesn't get my breast milk. I agree, weaning from the morning feeding is going to stink. I love being able to cuddle her both before waking up and before going to bed.

    1. Glad to know I'm not alone! I need to start researching some clever ways to make sure she's getting what she needs!

  3. dont worry! its rough for a bit (i wore crew neck ts and layers so she couldnt get in hahahah) but we still have snuggle time/go back to sleep in my bed from like 6:30-8:30! she'll still want cuddles even if theres no milks :)

  4. She is such a cutie pie! I hope you don't get sick! Being sick and being a mommy is no fun!

  5. She's so cute! I can't believe how big she is getting.

  6. My baby didn't want milk either- she's 13.5 months now and just yesterday took some milk. I'm with you on the weaning.. we cut the evening a couple weeks ago and are down to just the morning. I'm also kind of sad.. I really do love the cuddle time since she is so on the go but I do think it will be relatively easy to stop this one last feeding when we (me?) are ready.

  7. Ugh, I'm not really calling it 'weaning' but our routine is changing up over here too and I am worried it's going to go fast. But also excited!

    She is freaking adorable, as you know. Have loved watching her grow up this past year.


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