Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kaitlyn’s 1 Year Check-up

This week Kaitlyn went to the doctor for her 1 year checkup.  She’s doing great!  She’s now 20.7 pounds and 29.5 inches long (in comparison, she was 9.1 lbs and 21.2 inches long when she was born).  She also got 3 shots, which did not go over well!  She cried the whole way back to daycare from the doctor’s office.  We were also told that since she is 1, she can start moving away from formula and jars of baby food to whole milk and real food.  She’ll be heading back to the doctor next month for the second dose of her seasonal flu shot.  Other than that, she won’t have another check-up until she is 15 months.

Kaitlyn also had one other milestone this weekend.   Since she is over 20 pounds and 1 year, she can switch to a forward-facing car seat.  One of my co-workers has a daughter that is 2 years older than Kaitlyn.  Her daughter, Annie, just upgraded to a booster seat last week, so Pam brought in Annie’s old car seat for Kaitlyn.  I installed it yesterday.  Kaitlyn loves it.  When she was rear-facing, she cried a lot because she couldn’t see me.  I put her in the new seat and she starting doing her little “happy dance” and looking all over.  She’s been “talking” to me during our drives now.  It’s kind of weird looking in the mirror and seeing her staring back at me!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Kaitlyn’s First Birthday!

I can’t believe a year has gone by already.  It’s hard to believe she’s gone from this to this…

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Kevin had to work, so Kaitlyn and I hung out around the house together.  That evening, we opened presents.  It took Kaitlyn a little while to get the hang of the wrapping paper, but she got the idea by the time she opened her last present.  Kaitlyn was so fascinated by the wrapping paper we only got her to look at the camera once!  In fact, she loves the wrapping paper so much, she’s still playing with it 2 days later.  I almost feel guilty about throwing it out tomorrow!

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After we opened presents, we met some friends at Texas Roadhouse for dinner and cake.  We love this restaurant.  They have great pulled pork, plus since you are supposed to throw the peanut shells on the floor, I figured they wouldn’t notice a little cake!

The cake was a “cupcake cake”.  I realized after I ordered it, I should have had the first fishing pole I made for the Fair shipped up here as a matching decoration.  Apparently, I’m really into the whole pink and purple thing!

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I had to stick my finger in the icing and feed it to Kaitlyn a couple of times before she realized she could eat it.  Then she started copying me with one finger in the icing.  After she realized I wasn’t saying “no” and was actually encouraging her to eat it, she stuck both hands in the cupcake and smashed down, then proceeded to raise her hands and get some in her hair! 

Thanks to my friend Jim for taking the pictures below so Kevin and I could concentrate on Kaitlyn…

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I’ll post again later this weekend with information about her 1 year checkup…

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Disney Trip

Kevin, his mother, Kaitlyn, and I headed down to Disney very early Wednesday morning.  Kaitlyn spent most of her time sleeping on the plane.  We arrived at 11 in the morning.  Disney was great. They picked up our bags for us, so we were able to hop on the bus and head straight over to the hotel and check in.  We picked the Animal Kingdom Lodge thinking Kaitlyn would love the animals right outside the room.  We were right.  She kept heading over to the window to point at the animals…

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These were taken on our balcony…

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After we checked in, we headed over to Animal Kingdom for the afternoon.  Kaitlyn was still exhausted.  She completely passed out for a few hours.  She did wake up in time for dinner at the Rainforest Cafe.  By the time we got back to our room, our bags had been delivered and were waiting for us.

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Thursday we headed back to Animal Kingdom.  Kaitlyn loved the characters…

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We spent Friday at EPCOT.   We had lunch in “Germany” and dinner at the Coral Sea Restaurant.  Kaitlyn slept through dinner even though we picked the restaurant so she could watch the fish.

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Friday was Halloween and we spent the day at the Magic Kingdom.  There’s nothing like riding The Haunted Mansion on Halloween!  My mom and I took Kaitlyn on It’s A Small World.  She was so cute.  Every time we entered a new “room” on the ride she would “ooohhh”.  We ate lunch in the Castle at “Cinderella’s Royal Table”.  Almost all of the princesses showed up.  Those that did come, stopped at the table to meet Kaitlyn.  Kaitlyn’s favorite was Princess Jasmine.  She even got a kiss from her!

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After dinner, Kaitlyn got into her costume.  My little “ladybug” was ready for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Unfortunately she fell asleep and slept through the parade and fireworks.  I took a couple of pictures in her costume after we got back home since she wasn’t too cooperative that night.  She was very warm in the costume and it kept coming off piece by piece as the night went on…

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We spent Sunday at Hollywood Studios.  Unfortunately, Kevin had to go home early that morning for work.  Kaitlyn loved the Beauty and the Beast show.  She kept clapping.  Right afterward, I discovered she had another tooth coming in…

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Kaitlyn, Kevin’s mom, and I left Monday afternoon.  We were able to check in for our flight at the hotel and they took our luggage there too, so all we had to do when we got to the airport was go straight through security.  We took some pictures in the hotel lobby before we left.

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Now that we’re home, we’re getting ready for Kaitlyn’s birthday and her 1 year checkup at the doctor’s.  Look for some more blog updates later this week!