Tuesday, April 26, 2011

There is NOTHING of substance in this post. You have been warned

I seem to have blog-block...I generally lack stuff to write about. The girls are just-about-almost-kinda-already walking. They can take a step or two at a time, and they can walk all over the place if you hold their hands. I am not entirely sure will be a real walker first...LK is generally more mobile (she is smaller) and was first to stand and to crawl, and she walks really fast when you help her. But MA seems to be better at standing and is steadier in taking her two steps at a time, so she could beat her to it. But honestly, once one of them does it, the other will be about three hours behind...

They had their one year check-up last week, which caused me all sorts of grief. Both of them are really tall (MA is in the 100% height percentile, LK is 95%) and pretty skinny. I think of MA as being huge because she is so much bigger than her sister, but she only weighs 22 pounds, which puts her on the low end of the weight scale. LK is about 20 1/2 pounds...she has little chicken legs:-). They also got cleared to move to whole milk from formula, and to eat pretty much anything they want, except for nuts.

MA eats pretty much anything you give her. Like, she had guacamole and goldfish for dinner on Saturday (how is that for balanced nutrition?). And a little bit of pulled pork. LK is a little more selective, but it has more to do with texture than with anything else. She ate a pickle spear at Easter dinner;-) She has trouble with things that are mostly pureed but kinda chunky. Most Stage 3 baby foods are largely purees, but have pieces of carrots or pasta in them, and she can't really eat those. But she will eat cut up chicken or fish if you give it to her...

Speaking of Easter...we went out with The Boy's parents, sisters and families. His older sister was up visiting, and no one felt like cooking, so it just seemed easier to go someplace. And the girls love restaurants, I think because there are lots of people to fawn over them and lots of things to look at:-) St. Mother-in-Law mentioned at one point that, a year ago, she had just moved in with us for the rest of April and May, and she talked about how much she enjoyed that and how happy she is that she did it.

And that made me happy, because it was a HUGE help, and because she now has those wonderful memories of the first six weeks of her granddaughter's lives. That is so sweet that it makes me a little weepy...moving on.

Munchkin is in her last stretch of school now, and yet another year has flown by in the blink of an eye. She is on the verge of being a sophomore in high school, and it still seems like only a couple of months ago that I packed her up and bawled my eyes out for hours while driving her across the country. And oh, what a trip it's been...

Anyway, that is enough for today. Hope everyone is enjoying spring (in those places where you have spring;-)).

3 comments:

A said...

No substance? Please! I loved the update on the girls. And Muchkin. A sophomore?! Quite a ride, indeed!

Thisisme said...

pictures of the girls would be good substance (;

Mrs. Adventure said...

Wow I can't believe your little ones are almost walking it seems like yesterday when I first started reading about you and munchkin... before the boy... its crazy.

Thanks for the sweet comments on my new do - it is so much lighter I'm still a little freaked :+)