Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day 26

Day 26- A photo of somewhere you want to go

I've been feeling a little family sick recently. And this is where 90% of mine are. With the exception of my parents and one aunt and uncle. Jimmy and I were able to go back there in 2009, but it's been a few years now and it makes me sad that we won't be able to go this year. I wish I could pick this place up and just move it right next door. So it didn't require an all day flight and a lot of money to get there.

I look at people who are surrounded by family and I wonder what that is like. To have cousins and Grandmas close by. And see them on a regular basis. Thank goodness for my parents and my Aunt Lynne and Uncle Gary. Otherwise it would be really sad out here!

However I'm lucky enough to have family in such a beautiful place. And to be able to go visit as much as I have. Look at this place, who wouldn't want to go there?

See those two chairs? Those are waiting for Jimmy and I!

I think that is part of the reason why I'm so hesitant to leave Simi Valley. I want Brynlee to grow up around aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. I know how important that is.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I live here in California. Humidity and my hair, not a good mix! I think about how brave my parents were, to come all the way out here and leave their families and way of life behind. I wonder who I would be if they had never done that. It's weird to think about.

On a different topic, Brynlee had her 12 month well baby visit. She is beginning to level off, and is not such a beast anymore.

Weight, 22lbs 75th percentile
Height, 29.5 inches, 75th percentile

They measured her head, but I can't remember what it was. The Dr said she got an A+ though. Yay! I can start getting her off bottles and formula. Finaly! I'll dance in the streets the day I don't have to wash another bottle. Or buy another can of formula. I gave her some whole milk last night with her formula and she took pretty well to it.

She will drink out of a sippy cup, but is not real enthused about it. So I think getting rid of the bottle is going to be the tough part. She has become quite the picky eater. And has quite the baby tude to go with it. She is now rejecting most of her old food favorites. I've read this is fairly common at this age. But then what do I give her to eat? Gerber veggie dip puffs seem to be the only thing she really really wants. That and cake. Great. I wonder how long she can live off of those two things? :)


Audrey Spence said...

I know Charlotte liked stuff like yogurt or those little yogurt bite things in the baby aisle. They pretty much melt in your mouth (I actually loved them too). I'm trying to think what else. Those little cereal puff things in the many flavors. Bananas. Those small mixed veggies that you can buy frozen. Oh noodles! I'm sure you'll find stuff as you try it out. I've discovered pickiness only gets worse. We are struggling with trying to just get her to eat. Oy! the joys of being a parent!

Heather and Spencer said...

Like Audrey said, the yogurt bites (just freeze dried yogurt) were a big hit with Ryan. My sisters loved them too, drove me nuts though, considering the cost! You can also try the freeze dried fruit bites (also with the other baby food). Will she eat macaroni? I throw in some chopped frozen butternut squash when I make macaroni. When you mix in the cheese, it smashes right up with it and you don't even know it is in there. You could do that with a lot of veggies and pasta...that is if she will eat pasta! Good luck!