Saturday, January 30, 2010

What We Learned

What we learned how to do today!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dinner Tonight

The first thing you have to do to make dinner with a 9 month old in the house is to occupy her with a tray of finger foods she can easily cram into her mouth:
There were obviously a few steps in between this picture and the next but they were pretty boring so here is the finished product, Chicken Noodle Casserole (a WW friendly recipe of course). All the things you love in Chicken Noodle Soup but without the soup because jeez it was like 69 degrees here today! Since we ALL eat leftovers here at the Kleckner household I made enough for dinner tonight, Rex and my lunches tomorrow and of course for Astoria's lunch tomorrow and a few days thereafter.
For Astoria to take the casserole to daycare it has to be blended. Apparently the State of Texas won't allow finger foods for children until they are 1 years old. If you'll notice in the upper right hand corner of the casserole dish is the part I used for Astoria's food. Not much to make 8 meals. So I blend it up:

After it's blended I scoop it into these nifty little containers. You'll notice it's not a smooth puree. She likes things a little chunky these days. These containers will then snap shut and be put in the freezer. I'll pair one of these 2oz containers with a 2oz container of bananas or pears in the morning and VOILA she has lunch for tomorrow. I'm sure Mrs. Debbie will be asking for recipe after she gets a smell of Astoria's food tomorrow!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Train of Events

So tonight Rex was leaving to go out with friends and I asked him to bring Astoria back into the backroom with me again. I usually let her wonder through the house..there isn't too much she can get into these days. Her favorite thing to get into was the cat food. Needless to say, we put the food away because she liked to pick up dry food put it in the water, pick up more dry food and put it in the water. We stopped the game by putting the cat food on the couch, where the cats now eat (see below) and the water has been put on top of their scratching post. The cats can't really get to it up there but we make sure it's down all day and all night (no worries they are not suffering from dehydration). So anyway Rex replies..sure but we might have a problem..and thus here is the problem...
This is now how Isabelle and Lilly eat:
This is how Rex found her. I think she's found my 'hiding' place for the water..lovely..notice that very innocent smile.
Yep, this is the fun game we like to play..put our fingers in and shake them all about...
The logistics of her even pulling up on this thing are amazing. I'm surprised it didn't fall over with her trying to pull herself up.

Bet you can see where this is going...

One wet Astoria and now one wet Daddy.
Just a little fun at the Kleckner house tonight!

Monday, January 11, 2010

9 Month Update

Today was Astoia's 9 month well baby appointment. She weighed in at 16.4 pounds (10th percentile), 26.5 inches long (10-25th percentile) and her head circumference was 40mm (50th percentile). I'm not too sure about the whole head measurement. Her head is pretty small compared to other kiddos I see but okay.

There are no shots at 9 months although we did get her follow up flu shot. They also checked her iron levels via pricking her big toe and squeezing out blood. She actually handled this better than the flu shot. She did pretty well through Dr. Katz's exam once she realized he too could make funny noises like Mommy and Daddy. He was really entertaining and I was pretty sure she agreed since she was staring at him most of the checkup (although he is kinda cute so maybe she's already noticing this as well).

Dr. Katz said we could be done with pureed foods at this point and could move on to more solid things. I mentioned I'm still making my own food and have been chunking things up for awhile now. She actually prefers the chunky food over pureed food at this point. He said that will continue to happen since she's becoming a 'big girl' now (I almost died at this point, where had my baby gone). He also mentioned that we should start using the word "NO" when she does something she is not supposed to do. I almost laughed..doesn't he know we have a daughter who loves to put dry cat food into the water dish, we've been using NO for awhile now? Although she knows the word NO, her knowing what the word actually means is debatable. He said to tell her once and then remove her from the situation. No use in telling her more than once at this age.

So overall things are going great. Thanks to Nana's really cool sewing machine we made a shirt that fits in with our appointment quite well. She was the hit of the doctor's office this afternoon. Every one had to get a look at the shirt!

Next checkup is 12 months! Unbelievable!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Clothes Made by Me!

I've really gotten into this sewing thing. It's so much fun and I could never afford to buy anything like what I've been making..don't get me wrong I'm not good enough to sell anything but for my own child it's VERY cute. I've seen an outfit like this one for around $40 at a craft fair. What did it cost me? About $10. Can't argue with that!

First things first daughter has figured out how to put her thumb into her pacifier and then suck on both of them..not sure this is a good thing!
Gotta love those blue eyes.

Yeah, see that thumb in there?

So this is the whole outfit. I even made the pants. It's so hard to find pants that are small enough in the waist for her yet long enough in the legs and never with a ruffle as cute as that one :) She was watching Lilly walk by me.

All smiles!

What's up Mom?

Here's my ruffle and don't you just want a pair of those shoes? I do!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

9 Month Pictures

Our little baby is no longer a litte baby. She's getting so big. Next time we have formal pictures taken she'll be a year old! Amazing!

And after a long 30 minutes of picture taking..well she was just plumb tuckered out!