Reading up on vaccine literature.
This photo was obviously taken before the torture began
She grew two inches, up to 28.5 inches, and technically gained nothing. Still 17 pounds, 8 ounces, the same as at her nine month well baby visit.
However, since she was down to 16 pounds, 14 ounces when she was sick, and I can tell her face is filling out, rapidly too, so I think she is finally getting into really eating solids. Sometimes.
I tried a new and incredibly easy way to cook boneless chicken breast tonight, and I added a little wine to the pan after they were done, and then a glug of heavy cream after the wine had reduced and wow... Calliope gobbled it up! She's pretty much avoided meat thus far, though she finally consented to have a few tiny bites (with a similar wine and cream sauce) a few days ago.
She also had corn on the cob (slathered and butter, and normally with salt as well, but I must've packed it away accidentally) and cheese and peaches and, as a special birthday treat, special Junior's cheesecake, brought by Auntie Salt Lick!
She really, really, really didn't want to taste it, and I basically forced her to try it... well, I got very insistent and then she finally opened her mouth willingly. And naturally, completely loved it... and even after she was full, enjoying squishing it through her fingers.
|Who knew cheesecake could be so good???|
The doctor wants me to give her lots of rich foods, not surprisingly -- pasta and mashed potatoes and oatmeal, all with lots of butter, or nut butter, stirred in. I'm game to give her butter, but I'm not too keen on processed carbohydrates. I may compromise with quinoa and brown rice and mashed or baked sweet potatoes. All with butter added! And salt. I'm definitely not a believer in a low salt diet for healthy folks like us.
We have to go back for a weight check in a month or two.
She received three vaccines and they took five vials of blood. That was not my favorite part of the day. Poor girl. Sort of a rotten way to celebrate one's birthday! Luckily she had a great time celebrating with Auntie Salt Lick (and me) this evening after a restorative nap on the way home from the pediatrician's office.