Babygirl isn’t a “baby” any more – she’s a full-on toddler! She is running, climbing, jumping, climbing, playing outside, climbing – have I mentioned she likes climbing? Last night after dinner, we found her on top of the dinner table. She can climb the steps on her slide, and the steps to get into the house. I’m just waiting for her to start climbing out of her crib! I’m (fairly) sure we have a while yet before that happens, though.
Our baby food maker and trays have not been used for some time, now, although she does still love a bowl of pumpkin and cottage cheese. I found a bag of frozen cherries in the freezer over the weekend and thought about steaming them to puree, but I haven’t. She no longer eats baby oatmeal, and I’ve been buying the individual cups of Greek yogurt with real fruit mixed in instead of mixing it myself – at this stage it’s so much easier.
For the most part, Sophie eats what we eat. I’ll get out the pumpking and cottage cheese or chicken nuggets if she just won’t eat what we’re having, but for the most part that’s not the case. She is still a very good eater, and pretty easy to please. It’s so cute when she takes a bite of food, chews for a minute, then grins and says “Yum!”
Here are some of her favorites:
Omelets, pancakes, cereal (Big Sis taught her to drink the milk from the bowl… oh joy), fruit, bacon (LOVES bacon!), muffins, biscuits, cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
She loves fruit: mangos, banana (she can eat small amounts now without a problem), strawberries, pineapple, and applesauce are her favorites.
She still loves chicken and dumplings, and likes brown rice, Asian food, taco meat (She doesn’t like tortillas, so when we eat tacos she’ll have some meat and cheese with a couple tortilla chips), barbecue chicken, hamburgers – almost everything! It’s nice to not have to prepare a separate meal for her.
Tomorrow is her 18 month checkup. At her 15 month, she weighed 25 lbs 8 oz. A few days ago she came in the bathroom and saw me weighing myself, and stepped onto the scale. Twenty-five lbs again. She’s grown taller, though, and has thinned out. I have an app on my phone that tracks all things baby. It’s great for newborns – records nursing sessions, diaper changes, sleeping, naps, medications, temperatures – it’s amazing (Total Baby in iTunes store, if you’re interested.) It aslo records dr visits, immunizations, and growth. She’s finally grown into her head – that chart lookes like in inverted V! I’ve noticed her height keeps climbing, and her weight has been steady for months now. She’s not a little chunky baby any more.