Kyra is 18 months today. *sniff sniff*
First of all, who told her she was allowed to grow up? Seriously, it wasn't me people. I have told her since the day she was born to take as long as she'd like to grow up. Much to my dismay, she has her own strong will and hard head and refuses to listen to me.
She could stand strait legged and hold her own weight by 4 weeks. She rolled over at 3 months. Although she didn't crawl until she was 7 months, she did decide two days later to start cruising the furniture. And then at 9 months, she takes off walking.
She has motor skills out the wazoo. I can not seem to slow her advancements down. Not that I want her to stop learning and advancing, just quit doing it with such quickness and ease.
Now, as much as she is learning, she still hasn't grown a whole lot. She is still 32 inches and in the 50th percentile for height, but she's lost 2 ounces in weight. Really, 2 ounces! She went from 21lbs 11oz here to 21lbs 9oz today. As far weight goes, she's in the 10th percentile. MOST 12 MONTH OLD BABIES HAVE MORE MEAT ON THEIR BONES THEN SHE DOES! And just so you can get a mental picture of how scrawny she is, you can clearly see and count three ribs.
I was quite convinced there was something wrong with her. She must have a tapeworm or something to explain this. Nope. Instead, it's because of two reasons. 1)she's allergic to dairy, thus gets very little of the fat intake most children her age receive and 2)she is the pickiest eater to ever grace this earth. And when she does eat, it's only in small portions. Her in between meal snacks are usually the same equivalence to her meals. (that is unless she goes through a quick 6 week growth spurt and eats me out of house and home then abruptly stops eating again)
We were sent home with the mission to fatten her up. We are to find ways to get her to eat larger portions for meals. We are to find ways to put "healthy fats" into her diet, such as putting olive oil on her pastas and veggies, finding ways that she'll eat eggs (who knew eggs were fatty?). And in 3 months we are to have another "well baby" check up to see if she has put on the pounds. The whole 3 month check is kinda scary for me. Makes me think this whole skinny thing is serious. They usually don't do another one for 6 months, when she turns 2.
Gracious, she's going to be 2 in six months. A big, fat, whopping 2. Now I see where people tend to forget the crappiness of pregnancy and would do it all over again to have another little baby. I want my little baby back. Just for a minute. Just to cuddle and coo over a few more times.