Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sweet potatoes for my sweet potato!

Maddie tried her first "real" food today- homemade organic sweet potatoes! Or technically, yams, b/c I couldn't find any organic sweet potatoes at the store. And I thought yams were the same thing. Google says they are not, but wholesomebabyfood.com says that they are the same thing in the US. So we're pretty sure she ate sweet potatoes.

Whatever they were- she loved them!



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Monday, February 9, 2009

6 months old!

HOW IN THE WORLD CAN MY LITTLE BABY BE 6 MONTHS OLD ALREADY?!?!

6 month stats:
Height: 24.75 inches, 25th%
Weight: 13 lb 9.5 oz, 10th%
Head: 41.5 cm, 25th %

Mom and I took Maddie for her 6 month appt today! All in all, it went very well. The pedi is a little concerned about her gross motor skills (sitting up, rolling both ways, putting weight on feet, etc), but said that we'll give her until her 9 month appt to catch up before she'll want to do anything about it. If she's still struggling with these skills at 9 months, we'll probably be starting some physical therapy to work on her strength. She's meeting all of her language, behavioral/emotional and fine motor skills just fine.

We also got a referral to see a cranial something or other specialist in Chapel Hill to see if she needs to wear one of these beautiful helmets. B/c Maddie only liked to look to the left for the first few months of her life, the left side of her head is quite flat in the back. The pedi said it's not the worst she's seen, but it was bad enough that she thinks we should get a specialist's opinion about it. Mommy has heard that these helmets are quite pricey, so she's thinking we might just pray that Maddie gets her Daddy's thick hair to cover up that flat spot. But if we have to end up getting one, let's just hope they come in pink!

She did well with her shot and we got the green light to do solids! The pedi said she only needs to oatmeal for 1 week before she starts trying solids since we waited til 6 months. She wants Maddie to have no more than 2 solid meals a day until her 9 month appt though, b/c she already drinks the bare minimum of formula and she doesn't want her losing any more calories.

We did give her oatmeal yesterday on her half-birthday, and it was pretty funny! Here's a video for the die-hard Maddie fans (it's over 3 minutes long) and some pictures if you're short on time :). As you can probably tell from the pics, she was very sleepy! She probably only ate a half teaspoon of oatmeal, but she seemed to like it ok.



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I'm sure I'll have more entertaining pics to come when we try sweet potatoes next week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

UNC vs. Maryland, part 1

Final score: UNC-108, MD-91

Sorry Maryland...

Don't mess with the Tarheels!

This is such a cute picture of Maddie that I'm going to ignore my giant nostril. Such are the sacrifices of a mother.