Genevieve’s 12 month Well Baby Checkup

On September 1st Genevieve had her 12 month Well Baby Checkup with Dr. Reeves, her Pediatrician.

I spoke with him about my concerns regarding her eating habits, switching from infant formula to toddler formula or whole milk, the odd noise she makes when she swallows, and our need for a note so we could continue to provide our own food at daycare.

He told me that he wasnt worried about her eating habits since she has gained some weight. He also said he wasnt concerned about the noise she makes when she swallows, because it isnt causing her to choke.  He told me he didnt mind if we used toddler formula (we use Hipp) or whole milk, but that he wanted us to completely stop the bottle and only give her the formula/milk in a sippy cup.  He said if she lost weight and it stayed down for a month, then he would be concerned, but not before.  She doesnt like the sippy cup, so I dont imagine we will be very successful switching from the bottle like that, but we will continue to try. One of his concerns is the amount she is drinking (15-24 oz a day), which I understand, but she generally refuses to continue eating, but will get hungry 30 min later for formula and she wont stay asleep at night without the formula.

She received 2 shots in her thigh and a finger prick from which they scraped out 1/2 a vial of blood for a lead test and a full blood panel. Milestone: She no longer is undressed when being weighed.

Her stats:
Head Circumference – 17 5/8 in (39.8% – WHO Charts)
Height – 30 1/4 in (75.3% – WHO Charts)
Weight – 20 lbs (47.6% – WHO Charts)

Height/Weight – 30.7% (WHO Charts)

August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015 – Taken a few days before her doctor’s appointment

Just For Fun: I visited the website Infantchart and was able to get a prediction of how tall Genevieve will be as an adult.  Their tool predicted she will be 5’8.”  In 16 years we will see if it was correct (although I am definitely not in a rush to know!).


Toddler Meals: 8/30/2015

Genevieve’s dinner:

Spaghetti squash, black beans (cooked from dried beans, not canned), and tilapia sauteed in salsa and chicken broth.

She ate: the fish and 2 beans.



Packing a lunch for daycare

We have recently been having problems with daycare over Gevevieve’s diet.  I will go into that situation in another blog, but here I wanted to show off her new lunch box and explain what I sent today.
I have been looking for lunch solutions for Genevieve for the last couple of weeks because we are starting to feed her more table food.  The problem I found is that most lunch containers are designed for large portions and dont really work well for toddler meals. I also needed a way to transport her food to daycare and ensure that it stays cold and contained.
Sistema Plastic Containers and Rubbermaid LunchBox containers.   I found the Sistema containers at At Home, TJ Maxx, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  I have purchased the Small Split, and a few other small sizes.  I found the Rubbermaid containers at Kroger (and I saved on them using a Kroger coupon and and Ibotta Coupon). I purchased the LunchBox for Kids and a couple of the Snack containers.
Her new lunch bag is from Pack It and I purchased it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, although I did see some other styles/colors at TJ Maxx after I bought it.  I chose the Freezable Carryall, because I liked that it was long vs tall, so I thought it would work well for more carried sized container.  We have the print “ziggy.”  This bag is super cool because you dont have to use ice or ice packs, because its designed with liquid inside the bag (you freeze the whole bag!).  It is supposed to stay cold for 10 hours!
I know that her bag needed her name on it, but I didnt want to ruin the bag with sharpie and my desire to get her a embroidered lunch bag was out the window because the Pack It lunch bag linings are full of liquid. So I wrote her name on the back of some ribbon and used fabric glue to make a loose band around the strap.
Whats Inside:
We are required to provide food that meets all the crazy requirements of the USDA School Nutrition Program (which is horrible, but I wont go into that here).  Genevieve hardly eats anything, so most of this will probably come back home, but they cant say that I didnt send it!  And this bag holds a TON of stuff!
  • Shredded Smoked Chicken and stir fried carrots
  • Cherries (pitted of course) and a kiwi
  • Puffed Rice
  • Celery Sticks
  • Raisins
  • 1 Plum Organics baby food pouch
  • 1 toddler spoon
  • A stick of cheese
  • Her diaper bag also included three 6oz servings of Hipp formula (toddler and infant mixed 1/2 and 1/2).

Genevieve is 12 months old!

I can’t believe its been a year since we became a family of 3! While I almost can’t remember what life was like without her, I also can’t believe that my baby is now a toddler!

Genevieve weights 18 lbs 10 oz and is 29 1/4 inches tall.  She says: dada, doggie (dada, but high pitched), this, and bye-bye.  She can crawl, walk, kiss, and point.

Her favorite foods are blueberries and cherries.