Tuesday, July 16, 2013

catching up

Thanks so much to those who contributed to the conversation about the ALI community. I enjoyed reading everyone's insights. It's interesting to get people's perspectives on how the community has changed and evolved over the years. I know this is a topic that many of us have written about before, and it's something I'll continue to examine as it's almost always on my mind when I'm immersed in the blogging world.

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who offered well wishes about Joey and his work situation. He had an interview last week, and he should be starting part time with this company soon - with the possibility of moving to full time in the near future. In the meantime, he's been busying himself with home improvement projects. It's sad that it took one of us to be out of work to get things done around the house, but I'm glad that he's had something to keep him occupied.

Otherwise, we are doing well. K's first birthday party was last weekend, and she had her one-year appointment with the pedi last week. She's definitely getting taller - she's up to 29.25 inches, which is above the 50th percentile - but we've hit a lull in the weight gain. She's at 17 lbs. 4 oz., which barely registers on the chart. The pedi didn't seem concerned, though. We are still going off of the formula. In fact, she's already down to two or three bottles a day. She's also great with food. She'll eat almost anything you put in front of her. I think part of it is genetics. Her birth mom was petite. The other part is probably the increase in her mobility. She's extremely active, and I'm sure burning tons of calories.

We're still struggling with the transition from the infant room to the 1-year-old room. This is her third week in the space, and she's not thrilled about being there. Drop-offs and pick-ups are rough. We get lots of tears. She also had her "initiation" yesterday when a kid bit her in a fight over a toy. K's not a wallflower by any means, but I think the combination of being in a new space with much bigger kids has her feeling a bit overwhelmed.

That's about it as far as what's going on in my life. What's new in yours?


Jen said...

Liam has been on the receiving end of many bites at daycare too, and I'm not really sure what causes him to be a "victim". (He certainly isn't too timid to speak his mind at home!). We have never received a report that he bit someone though, so I guess things are good in that regard; it's not teaching him to bit back! We definitely get the reports less as he's gotten older, so hopefully K's "school friends" will get bored and move on :)

hope said...

Happy birthday to K. So wonderful that she is so healthy. I am a big believer that each baby grows and develops at their own speed. She may end up being more petite. But, I think we measure babies on so many things, height, weight, head size, shoe size, time to crawl, time to walk, time to first word … that each perfectly average child will seem “abnormal” on one scale. And I hope she adjusts over time to the new room in day care. Thank you for the update on K. I am one of those IF-ladies who loves to hear all and every detail on babies. The light at the end of the tunnel in my opinion…

Secret Sloper said...

Glad things are progressing with Joey's work situation. If you need to talk about baby tininess, I am here. Smudgie has been consistently in the 3rd-%ile and was dropping off the chart for a bit around the 1 year mark. After months of meeting with nutritionists and pediatric GIs, they've found there's nothing wrong with him, he's just skinny. But we did get some useful tips on improving his eating habits along the way.