would do what I did the other day on our way home from Colorado. I just had to put this post in before I forgot it. Stephen and I cracked up for quite a while over this one. So, we were in the Denver airport during our 2 1/2 hr layover that turned into a 4 1/2 hr layover. Uggh. Love to watch rain and lightning, but not when trying to get home on a plane! Abriella was getting quite wiggly, which she does when she’s tired. It was already past her bedtime when we finally got on the plane. Anyway, we were standing at the gate taking turns walking her around and stuffing her face with various snack foods to keep her entertained. She actually did really well, all in all. Well, I had just been placing the cheerios, dates, or whatever into the child’s mouth most of the time, since her hands had been everywhere in that place. It was just easier that way. Well, Stephen was holding her at the time and I was not standing right beside him, but he came up to me to tell me that they had called our name up to the desk. I was listening to him, but said I didn’t hear them call us…blah, blah, blah…but as I was doing this, I was desperately trying to stick some snack foods into STEPHEN’S MOUTH! I didn’t even realize what I was doing until he shook his head and started laughing so hard! It was so funny! I was just trying to make sure everyone was fed! HAHA! We are still cracking up over this one.
Speaking of food and growing (ok, there was nothing about growing so far…), Abriella had her 12 month appt on Thursday. Surprisingly (to us, at least), she gained only 10 oz in the last 3 months. She now weighs 19 lbs 13 oz (25%) and is 29 inches (50%). We knew she was thinning out a bit, but didn’t realize she would really halt on the weight gain. Our pedi said she was perfect though, and that this was completely normal. Their diet changes, they become picky eaters, and they are more active. Plus, I know it’s normal for breastfed babies to gain more weight in the first 6 months of life than their formula-fed friends, and then gain less the second 6 months then formula-fed babes. It’s wild to think that she gained 10 lbs her first 6 months, and then only 3 1/2 her second 6 months. Anyway, we are starting the weaning process tomorrow. She’s down to 4 nursings a day, so that’s good to go into this with. She has had some milk in a sippy cup a couple of times already (one time was straight cow’s milk, the other time it was 1/2 breastmilk and 1/2 cow’s milk), and she didn’t hate it, but she didn’t seem to just love it. But, she drinks water like it’s candy out of her sippy cup, so I think she was just surprised that it was not her water. But, I’m going to do 1/2 breastmilk (from my frozen stash) and 1/2 whole milk to start the transition. I’m ready to be done breastfeeding much of the time, but I also am having some mixed emotions about it too. I think I will definitely be a little sad when she’s completely weaned. Anyway, praying that it goes smoothly.
More posts to come honoring our baby’s first year, and also the family reunion, etc. Well, I’ll leave you with at least a couple of pictures for your time! This is one of Abriella’s favorite positions…standing on her head! Then, the others are just a couple of her playing…turning over everything to dump them out!