I have a toddler!!!

Kaydence turned 1 years old on Sunday!  We had a little party with family and friends at our house -- we had a great time.  Poor Kaydence woke up with a cold the morning of her party.  Her nose was dripping like a faucet all day and her little eyes were red and watery.  Poor baby!  She was such a little trooper though.

We also had her 1 year doctor appointment on Monday.  She is 16 lbs, 28 3/4 in long, and her head is 44 1/4 cm.  She is such a little peanut!  The doctor isn't too concerned about her weight, but did say to start her on whole milk right away.  She said she should be getting 4 ounces/4 times a day.  She said she usually tells patients to steer clear of the bottle and put the milk in a sippy, but because she wants her to get all the milk she can, she said we should give it to her in a bottle.  She also said to add Carnation to it for the extra calories and to sweeten it a bit.  Well, we tried giving her a bottle Monday night before bed and it was *not* happening.  We have tried several times since and she refuses (even with the Carnation)!  Now whenever she sees the bottle she cries and pushes it away.  I tried giving it to her in a sippy cup and that didn't go over either.  Someone told me their little one doesn't drink milk unless they do 50/50 orange juice and milk.  I tried that tonight and she did drink about 5 ounces.  Another friend mixes coconut milk and whole milk, which I may also try.  I have no freezer stash anymore so I can't really mix breastmilk with it since my supply has completely tanked.  Going through this new phase, I'm reminded of when I first had her and I was dealing with the struggles of breastfeeding...never knowing if she was getting enough, etc.

On top of her rejecting whole milk, she is on another solids strike.  I'm hoping it's just because of her top teeth coming in.  Her pedi wants me to call her in two weeks to let her know how she is doing.  I really hope we get over this hump soon!

I have such a social butterfly on my hands.  Today, we went to the grocery store and she was hamming it up with everyone she met...she would flash this big smile and say "hi," which she says quite often these days.  I think she knew she was getting lots of attention.

Well, I leave you with some pictures from her birthday party.


Aimee and Preston said...

your party was so cute i wished i was there! did you make the decorations yourself?
pax is almost the same size as kaydence. people joke that he looks like a toddler.
congrats on one year!

Mrs.F said...

Happy birthday, Kaydence! She looked beautiful & so do you. I love all the colors you used for her party!

Ashley said...

WOW! so pretty! did you do all the decorations and Cake and stuff by urself? And her dress matched so well... did u have it made or did you center the decor around the dress? lol Happy Birthday Kaydence!!!

MrsXoxo1598 said...

Happy 1st Birthday Kaydence. I hope you start drinking your milk for mommy and daddy :) Does that mean you're not nursing her at all? I'm so afraid of ds going on a bottle strike, he'll hold out for 8 hrs if he has to, little booger!

I love your party decor, I wish I had a big enough house so I could steal all your ideas :) love the 12 framed pics, so neat and clean looking.

Congrats on a year with your beautiful dd.

Leah said...

thank you so much everyone!

ashley, yest, i did make all the decorations, but i had the cake made by a professional. :-) i centered the theme around the garland material. i had her dress made to match the garland material too. :-)

Andrea said...

Beautiful pics and decorations!

I am doing the Amy Atlas inspired table as well. Good to know it can be successfully done without professional help!

Jason said...

I love, love, love your photography! And that birthday party is to die for...i've been looking for similar square frames for my little guy's first birthday and haven't had any luck. do you mind sharing where you found them?

Leah said...

thanks rachel! :-) i actually got the frames in the $1 bin at target awhile back. they came in a pack of 3...such a great deal for frames. i know they don't have them there any more though. :-( have you tried searching online?

Jason said...

thanks so much for your reply...you're right, those were an amazing deal! i can't find anything like that now...luckily i have a few months to keep an eye out for them.