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!