See ya! I'm outta here!
Today I took Stinkerbell for her 15 month check. For the most part the visit went well. She weighed in at 19 pounds and measured 30.5 inches long. So basically she’s long and skinny. Very skinny. So skinny in fact that the Pediatrician has now requested that I feed her 5 meals a day (instead of 3 meals and two snacks) along with one thing of Pediasure a day. WTF? See here is how my kid’s appetite goes, some days she will eat us out of house and home and resembles something like a bottomless pit, other’s she will spit food in your face, swat your hand away, and protest with every fiber of her being that she is NOT going to eat that. She has more bottomless pit days than others. The other issue with my kids eating is that it takes her FOREVER to eat. Why? Because she thinks that meal time is playtime. So, yeah… I now get to have five food battles a day instead of 3. Awesome. The other news is that she has been referred to a Pediatric Orthopedic because she when she walks she hyperflexes her knees. The doctor wants ultrasounds of her hips and knees. Um…. good luck getting Stinkerbell to sit still for that. Not even DORA gets her to sit still long enough for something like that. So… that will be an interesting day. The good news is that developmentally she is ahead of schedule. This is great for a kid who was born 9 weeks premature. She even told the doctor “thank you” and “welcome.” She also told the nurse “bye-bye” and “no no no no” (when she was giving her shots.) She also attempted to hide from the doctor:
Uh.... I still see you....
So once we got home I was all “okay, were going to do this whole five meals thing that is NEVER going to work because who can eat a meal every two/three hours thing.” First she had some chicken nuggets and fries from Chik-Fil-A with ketchup for dipping (and extra calories.) She decided that all she wanted was the ketchup. She proceeded to stick her hand in the ketchup and then lick the ketchup off her hand. She wanted nothing to do with the chicken nuggets and fries. Awesome. Ketchup was everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. So then she went and took a nap. After her nap I gave her crackers with almond butter on them and some applesauce. This was the result of that:
And this is when I decided to say “eff it” I am just going to give her juice and feed her sticks of butter. Okay. I’m not going to do that. I’ll stick it out for a while but OMG if I have to clean this up five times a day I am going to go insane. Later in the day I fed her more peanut butter crackers and some mango, which she refused to eat and actually threw her tray off her booster seat and all over the floor and herself. After that we played in the baby pool because my theory was “eh…. it’s water.”
As you know the little nuthead went round for round with the end table last weekend and lost a tooth. Well, by tuesday the hubsters was completely freaked out because the hole looked really gross by this point (it was all blistered and had what I assumed was a “scab” on it- but he thought it looked infected- and I’m all WHATEVER I am her mom and I’d know if it was infected- gah!) So anyways, I schedule an appointment for her to see the doctor to ease hubsters mind. I took her Thursday to see the doctor. Keep in mind nuthead has had no fever, and is clearly not opposed to eating. Well, while we are at the doctors office nuthead decides that she wants to go round for round with the tile floor and gives herself yet another bruise on her forehead. Poor child. One day she’ll learn- put your hands out in front of you. So anyways, doctor says “Hmmmm….. that looks really weird. I think she needs to see a pediatric dentist.” So I’m all (in my head of course) fuck….. I didn’t even pack extra formula because I did NOT think this would result in a trip to another office. At least I had packed some pears for her to eat and that seemed to appease her. So I take her right over to the dentist. I swear everyone there was looking at me like “why the fuck do you have your child who doesn’t even have but three teeth (she had four people that’s why we are here) at the dentist?” Of course within 5 minutes of her being in the back every dental hygenist in the place is now neglecting the child in their chair to come and ooh and aah over nuthead because I swear we can’t go anywhere without EVERYONE wanting to hold her and talk and play with her. I kid you not ALL of them came to see the baby. I guess they don’t get to see many of them there since the babies have little to no teeth….. Good news is it’s NOT infected because guess what…. that’s right, mom was right it’s a SCAB!!!! Ha, score one in the mom column for me! Also, the little nuthead was SO awesome about them poking and prodding her mouth. She didn’t even fuss when they put that uncomfortable thing in her mouth to take and x-ray. She just opened her mouth and was all “Fuck yeah I’m a big girl.” I wasn’t even able to hold her while they did it (refer to the possible oops over here post) and she still didn’t freak out. I’m so proud of my big girl. Now I just have to accept that in one week she will officially be 1.
She's such a good girl she let's me put bows in her hair!!!!
So my mommy took this place today. At first I thought “hey this place is cool, it has neat lights for me to stare at and toys.” But then they took me back to this room. My mommy put some warm pad thingy on my foot. I didn’t mind that. it was warm, but then this mean lady came in. She made my mommy hold me down while they poked my footsy with a needle. IT HURT! I cried a lot and they wouldn’t stop. When it was all done they put a bandaide on it but that didn’t make me feel better 😦 So I decided to fall asleep. I really hope that my mommy never has to do that again! I did NOT like it at all. I was sure to let her know!