Natali is a year old now. It's amazing how fast time goes. We had her 1 year check up and shots on her birthday. There were lots of shots, which sucked, but she was a trooper and got over it all really quickly. Natali is now 21.2 pounds and 29.5 inches long. Her head circumference is 18.5 inches, which from the calculator I found is the 90th percentile. I don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing or if it doesn't matter? Maybe her big head is the reason she won't walk, too much brain to hold up on 2 feet. :-)
While at the doctor's appointment we received a large packet about weaning. This is going to be a big challenge for us. We have had such a good routine going with the formula and baby food. We knew exactly when and how much to feed her and she always had a really good variety of foods. Now she is supposed to eat "table food". We have been giving her finger foods for a while now, but if we have to switch all her food to table food from pureed food it is going to be a big challenge to find a good enough variety for her. The other thing is the formula. We are supposed to switch her now to whole milk from formula and feed her from a sippy cup instead of a bottle. I have been working on this for 2 days now. I am still giving her a bottle first thing in the morning and before bed at night. Then throughout the day she gets whole milk from a sippy cup. Of course, she hasn't quite mastered the sippy cup yet so that has been yet another challenge. The milk thing has been going ok though. I think that will be the easiest part. The table food is much harder for me. I am still giving her some pureed food, because we have it, and it can be easier to get her to eat spoon food. I have been trying to find a good variety of small vegetables to give her too. She will eat veggies just fine (corn, peas, etc), but I have to give them to her first before I show her what else I have. If there is anything else on her tray with the veggies she won't eat them. She loves hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and just plain bread. She likes chicken too. I think tonight I'm going to try a turkey burger patty cut into little pieces with peas and carrots (served first of course). I am trying, but this is definitely not going to be easy for me.
In other news, Natali has figured out a few things she is absolutely not supposed to do (such as pull on the window blinds). However, she will crawl in that direction, stop, give me a big grin, and then immediately pull herself up and mess with the blinds while smiling and laughing at me. I hope it doesn't get much worse or I will be one frustrated mom.