Thursday, May 14, 2015

Georgia Rae - 11 Months Old!

May 12, 2015 - Georgia turned ELEVEN months old!

Eyes: Blue

Clothes: 12 months, almost ready for 18 months
Diapers: size 4

Nursing: 5x a day + Almond Milk with meals
Weight: approx. 19 pounds
Teething: Partially cut #9 & 10 (on top), with #11 & 12 (on bottom) following right behind.

Solids: I have introduced a few new things that we have found dairy free: Silk Dairy Free Yogurt & Dairy Free American Cheese (found at Whole Foods). We also decided to start offering Almond Milk with meals. I thought it would have been more of a struggle getting her to drink it but she likes it! Now I'm worried she won't like cows milk when the time comes. 

Milestones: She is standing while holding on and can stand a few seconds when she lets go. 

Baby leg rolls!!!
She can walk very slowly using a doll stroller! The pediatrician said she may have a very short crawl period. Her vocabulary has really taken off over the past 2 weeks! She is also able to look for specific objects, such as "where's the elephant?' and she will look around until she finds it. 

Sleep: Still on the same schedule of 1 nap a day and a 5:30pm bedtime. Dream feed is around 10:30pm and she sleeps all night until 6:15am to nurse. I put her back in her crib and she either lays there and talks until 7:30 or she falls back asleep.

Playtime: Georgia is all over the place now! She goes from room to room playing with her sisters. Georgia suddenly loves baby dolls! She hugs them, kisses them, tries to feed & rock them. She can play peek-a-boo, covering her own eyes. 

Playing peek-a-boo with her dog

Personality: Her personality is really starting to come out! 

Georgia actually thinks she can "out crawl" me! I can say "I'm going to get you" and she will start speed crawling and laughing hysterically. She also takes particular enjoyment in pushing the button on the CO2 monitor and making it siren. The sound literally makes me jump and she pushes it over and over again. Guess I need to move the monitor to a higher outlet! 

Signs: "milk", "hi", "all done" and she's starting to sign "baby" & "more" 
Speech: "Mama", "Hi", "Up", "Dada", "Dog", "Uh Oh", and "all done". She will even put 2 words together like "hi dog".

Concerns/Updates: Georgia is battling high fevers. Sunday morning she woke up sweaty but not hot and again after nap time she was drenched in sweat but not hot. Sunday night Georgia spiked a 104.2 fever. We gave her Motrin and a quick warm bath to bring her temp down. Monday morning she was 102.1 at 6:20am, I gave Tylenol & she went back to sleep. At 8am she was 103.3 so I gave Motrin too. I decided to take her into the pedi since the fever was so high and she had been fussy all week prior. 

Her ears & throat looked fine so we agreed on a cath urine culture to rule out UTI/Pyelo infection due to her history. The urine culture came back negative at 48 hrs. Her fever finally broke but she has been sleeping excessively. All she wants to do is sleep. I decided to wake her up this morning after sleeping for 17 hours (waking twice to nurse only)! She wasn't happy I got her up and is back asleep again after eating a meal. 

On another note. we have successfully continued to be dairy free. Georgia & I are completely restaurant free as well after a suspected dairy contamination back in March. Her most recent guaiac was negative for blood.

Her GI appointment actually got bumped up to May 21st instead of June! 

I am planning on starting the weaning process once she gets over this current fever and these teeth have cut. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Pretty soon she will be walking and talking!!!