Alexis is 9 months old!

November 25, 2008 at 10:58 am (Baby, Cooking, Family, Parenting) (, , )


These months pictures are getting more and more difficult to do! She doesn’t just sit there calmly anymore with the paper behind her.  She now wants to grab the paper and crumple it up and eat it.  So this is the best I could do but you get the idea.

Anyway, yes, she is 9 months old now!!!! I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by.  It’s all so much more fun now.  First the basic stats.  She weighed 19lbs 14oz and was 28.5 inches so in the 75% for both height and weight.  She actually lost a couple pounds from her stomach bug b/c she had been at 21 pounds 10 days before when we weighed her at the ER b/c of her eye accident.  She is developmentally where she should be.  No crawling and no interest.  She gets on all 4s and she moves but not exactly crawling.  She is much more interested in standing so that’s where she spends most of her time.  She wants to pull herself up all the time on anything and anyone she can grab.  She tests herself when she’s standing.  She can easily hold on with one hand now but she’s trying to let go with the other.  Most of the time she ends up on her butt, but she has stood along for (very) brief periods of time.   She cruises when she’s holding onto the couch.  Not always successfully but she’s learning.  She can also get into a sitting position from her stomach.  She’s saying mama and dada and no no no which I think is actually no b/c she says it when she’s pissed.  She is also eating a lot more table foods.  She loves cinnamon toast it’s her favorite.  She also eats deli meats, fruit, potato, banana, yogurt and other things, I try to give her little bits of whatever we’re having so that she can get used to eating more texture and flavor.  She is a great eater though and loves to eat! She is also becoming very independent.  She doesn’t like to be held as much anymore, preferring to be on the floor exploring.   She plays a lot more.  We play peek a boo and she loves singing.  She will mimic me if I sing La La La she’ll do it back.  No clapping or waving, but I’m working on it!!

That’s pretty much it.  I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and of course Christmas!

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Baby food and my weight

August 8, 2008 at 9:29 am (Baby, Cooking, Parenting, Weight Loss) (, )

Two separate subjects, both with the underlying theme of food.

First, I’ve been giving Alexis baby food.  I started out with fruits.  Bananas then Applesauce.  She tolerated them but didn’t like them, she would shiver a few times and make faces.  I gave them each for 4 days and she really didn’t get much better.  I had a feeling they were too sweet for her.  I switched to the veggies – sweet potatoes and carrots.  She loved them! Both of them!! She would open up her mouth big and wait for more.  They were a huge success.  I figured I would switch to sweet peas so she could get a different color – they were gross! They smell like puke, I couldn’t smell them, I had to have the bowl next to me.  Ick!  She didn’t like them at all.  She made awful faces and shivered and shook and spit it out.  I couldn’t blame her, the stuff was disgusting.  After about 3 spoonfuls, I decided I would not torture my daughter like that and I switched to pears.  Those were a hit.  She loved the pears!! I may try and make my own peas and see how she likes those.  I can’t wait to get through all the stage 1 flavors so that I can then experiment with making my own baby food! I’m excited about that!!  Next, I think will be peaches then green beans and we’re done!

Now, me.  I hit a major milestone -20 pounds!!! Yay!!!! I am definitely not losing as quickly as I was at first, but I’m also not being as strict with the diet as I was.  I am still going down so I’m thrilled.  But I still have 10 pounds to go.

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