30 November 2008
29 November 2008
All eyes stopped on Annika as she picked up her cup
and lo and behold she drank milk; wassup?
This is a HUGE accomplishment for us! We have been trying to get her to drink milk for MONTHS, but she has always refused. If she even saw white in her sippy cup, she would throw it on the floor. To compensate I tried to push a lot of cheese and yogurt - but as many of you know, my efforts to get her to eat dairy fail because she is such a picky eater. I am always concerned that she isn't getting the right vitamins and nutrients that her growing body needs.
I had pretty much given up on the idea of her drinking milk (even though Grandparents claimed they got her to drink milk, I NEVER could), but the other night at dinner she took Bergen's cup and drank it up. I was SHOCKED. I think I sat there staring at her the whole time worried if I drew any attention to the fact she was drinking milk - she would stop. But she has had a cup of milk a day since!
And while I don't subscribe to the thought that kids need to drink copious amounts of milk in order to be healthy, I think if she is able to drink one nice glass a day it will help her immensely. Being only 7% in weight at her last DR visit (down from 15% the visit before), she needs to put on extra body fat. And of course, it would help me worry less about her calcium intake. . . and if that is one less thing I have to worry about, all the better!!
I realize it has only been 3 days that she has been willing to drink milk, but I am very hopeful that we can at least get one glass in her a day!
18 November 2008
Here are a few videos I have captured within the past couple of weeks. . . nothing very exciting, but gives a little glimpse of the activity in our pad. Annika's new favorite thing is to chase Bergen around the house (which is hard to capture on camera!). I love hearing her squeal with excitement as she tries to catch him. . . which he never lets her do, of course!
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