Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Brilliant but Lazy Still and a Proud Mommy Moment

We finally got around to our one year old appointment, a month late. We also had the visit to the specialist. Verdict? She's perfect!
height: 76cm (75-95th percentile) 29.9 in
weight: 8.8kg (25-50th percentile) 19.5lbs
head: 46cm (50-75th percentile) 18in

No, she doesn't walk. She doesn't even crawl. She scoots on her bum. She can pull herself up, but then looks around and if someone is watching, quickly sits back down. Why get up when someone can do it for you?

She's a thinker though. The specialist was doing all sorts of 'games' to test her skill level, and she's 6+ months beyond what she 'should' be doing. It's so fun to watch her try to figure something out, she's a real problem solver. So the conclusion was she's super smart, just lazy - or maybe that's smart, she knows she can get us to do something for her, so she can't be bothered to do it herself. ;)

On a pround Mommy note, we make all her food. She's not keen on the jar stuff anyway, so for 6ish months now we've been pureeing foods and freezing, and more recently giving her stuff off our own plates. Knowing the nutritionist would ask what she eats, I made a list beforehand. She took one look at said "WOW!" and then WOW a few more times adding "If I had to create the perfect menu for a baby, this would be it!" That was a great pat on the back!

So what does she eat? Everything....Some combination of any of the following:
beets, carrots, spinach, mustard greens, kale, squash: acorn, butternut, crookneck, zucchini, and assorted other types in season, eggplant, peas, broccoli, cauliflower,
beans (pinto, red, white), asparagus, tofu (occasionally)

breads/grains: whole grain, french bread, whole wheat cheerios, museli, multi-grain cereal, pasta

peaches, pears, plums, prunes, pineapple, papaya, mango, blueberries, blackberries

yoghurt (sometimes Papa's homemade stuff, otherwise organic full fat yoghurt), cheese (she's partial to gruyere), Breastmilk (yes, she still nurses all the time), some cow's milk, goat's milk, soy milk although she's not fond of any of those non-human milks.

And probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. She doesn't like bananas and avocados have been hit or miss (more for me!). She basically eats everything that is on our plate, minus the hot peppers....The best part for her? Feeding herself!


Monica said...

I've copied down your list... How do you prepare the greens?

Cherise said...

I just steam them (after washing forever...). I add a bit of fresh water then puree. That's all. I haven't really added much by way of spices to her food - she gets it in what we eat, but not in her purees.

MadameK said...

I can't believe how big she's getting! But it's no wonder with all that good food! I wish I ate that well!


Monica said...

Thanks for the info! I'm so impatient with this 3 day rule thing... I can barely stand waiting to introduce him to another new flavor!

Jodi said...

Is this the Cherise who used to frequent alt.newlywed? If you are, this is Jodi.

I stumbled across your blogs and have been enjoying scanning through them a bit. Even if you aren't the person I'm thinking you are, you have a beautiful daughter! Congratulations!

My daughter Anna just turned 8, Stephen is 6 and Matthew will be 3 next week. We live in Moblie, AL where Peter and I both teach at the University of South Alabama (him full time, me part time).

Don't know if you are aware of this or interested, but there's an alt.newlyed phpbb that still has traffic (www.ganbabb.net) and a good number of us use LiveJournal. I'm sure everyone would love to hear how you are doing! There are now over 100 babies/children who have been born to group members!

OK, so if you're not the Cherise I think you are, none of that made sense! email me if you want:

Cherise said...

Hi Jodi!
yes, that's me :). Wow, 3 kids for you! Time sure flies.

I'll email you soon (things are kind of manic at the moment). I'm at cjrohr31@hotmail.com

Sara said...

aw she is so cute!!

and sounds like she gets quite the food, i dont think i ate so well since i left my parents house, tell her to enjoy it while it lasts :)

Cherise said...

Thanks Sara! I've learned she's getting less than ideal things at the babysitter's occasionally (cheetos are apparently a favourite....) because even tho I send her food, she wants what the other kids are having.

I guess this is the start of a long list of wanting what the other kids have.

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