Monday, April 11, 2011
Ella had her 18 month well visit today- she is growing like a weed! She's getting taller and skinnier.
Weight 25.4 pounds (55%)
Height 33 inches (90%)
I think the best thing he said was that (a) we could lower her milk intake from 24 down to 20 oz. a day and (b) we can start buying regular milk as long as we feed her lots of eggs and a bit of fish. We've been spending a fortune buying that organic DHA/Omega 3 milk, and at 24 ounces a day, we go through it FAST. Her ped said he doesn't think it's necessary to buy that kind, especially since it's a ton more expensive then regular milk...yippee!! He also said even though she's quite lean, we can switch her to lowfat or 1% milk.
In other development news, not only has she started saying "no" and "uh oh" a lot, she is also now telling Rylee to "shut up" when Rylee barks. That's right, my 18 month old is saying SHUT UP. Great parenting skills we've got, huh? She won't say the word "eat", yet she'll say "shut up", which I think she's maybe heard twice in her life??? Lesson learned.
We also had our Easter party/ egg hunt with our mommy group today. The GOOD: Ella has never had chocolate so when she'd open up an egg with chocolate in it, she'd throw it on the ground and look for one with puffs or goldfish in it that she could snack on! (She wouldn't collect eggs and put them in her basket...she would open one, see what was inside, throw it on the ground, go for another). The BAD: Ella is TERRIFIED of the Easter Bunny. Terrified. She would not let me put her down, and when the bunny came near us, she literally started shaking. I felt so bad for her. I'm so bummed because I *really* want to get a photo with the Easter Bunny at Fashion Island, but I'm scared I'll traumatize her. Will it traumatize her if I force her screaming and crying to sit on the bunny's lap for a photo???
Despite the bunny trauma (I have to admit those costumes are freaky looking), she had lots of fun with her friends...