It's Raining...It's Pouring...My new raincoat isn't boring!
See...it's got buttons...
and over here it says "POOH"...
And it has two little pockets...and I need these just like the ones I have in my jeans, cause I just love putting my hands in my pockets!So we headed off to the doctor in the rain today. Not many things surprise me about the regular doctor visits. It is mostly a time to update him on all her other appointments and then go over the skills that she has (and doesn't) and then he reminds us about summer and sunscreen and baby proofing and stuff. They are almost always "feel good" visits these days and so we like these very much.
Today...through me for a loop. They weighed her and she was 15lbs. 13oz.! 3 weeks ago she had been 16lbs 3oz! So I was shocked! He recommended calling the nutritionist and seeing what we should do and gave us some pedisure. He thought that maybe (since she won't drink milk) that we could use that instead of milk for smoothies to get her extra calories. He is puzzled because she really is a great eater and eats just about anything. We just need to maybe choose higher calorie foods.
I have always tried to teach my kids a good balance between healthy and nutritious and "the good stuff". It has been a challenge to create healthy habits for Aubrey and feeding her what will help her grow. She loves smoothies, but I have really backed off, because that is ALL she wants and food goes out the window for her. I don't want to start up with the smoothies all the time again and have her stop eating the good stuff all together. Right now she has such a good balance of fruit and veggies and meats and grains. Anyone have suggestions or similar troubles?
I am hoping that our nutritionist will call back or make a special trip out this week to do measurements again and make sure all this worry is worth it. She is usually really good about the balance of healthy versus gain weight foods, too. A reason why we really like her in the first place...oh yeah, and she is the mother of four beautiful (grown) girls just like me!
Otherwise Aubrey is fine and healthy. A little congested this weekend, but he said her lungs sounded good, so no worries, probably just new teeth. Wonder where they will pop up!
I asked about a vision test, and since they start those routinely at 2 and she seems to see fine, we would just do it in September with her yearly visit and take it from there.