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Portland, Oregon, United States
We are just your normal and average family. (Well as normal and as average as you can get when you are us.) Lantz is employed at an ivestment management firm and enjoys his job most days. I am a happy stay-at-home mom. I feel lucky everyday that I have the opportunity to remain at home and see our daughter grow and develop non-stop! I rarely miss a "first" and look forward to all of the new firsts to come. Sadie is a bright, energetic toddler that LOVES to cause mischief. She enjoys playing with Skittles and for the most part Skittles stoically tolerates her.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Every morning Sadie has a half a banana. She shares this morning fruit with her Daddy. Lately, she has quit eating her morning banana, and since I can't stand them, they usually end up thrown out. Daddy has already left for work and there is nothing more disturbing that a banana, except for a banana that has been left out after being peeled.

Well... the other day, I decided to give her the whole banana, rather than breaking it into pieces. (She has become very independent when it comes to eating) She prefers sandwich quarters to sandwich bits, whole quesadilla wraps to bites, apple slices, whole grapes, etc. She just loves to chomp into her food and eat. I don't like giving it to her whole, because she has a tendency to take too big of bites, but if I break it up for her... she won't eat it. So I decided to just give her the whole banana and let her go to town.

She got a few bites that may have been a bit too large, but she just muscled through it. She ate a whole banana! (Except for the six pieces I broke apart for her.) I guess I just need to trust her judgement and be prepared to clean up the messes that generally come with allowing a toddler full control over their eating. She actually does fairly well with a fork. She eats her dinner better if given one. She is still working on the spoon.

*Sigh* The joys of watching her grow! She is so amazing and I count my blessing every day that she is in our lives.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

18 Month Check Up

Sadie turned 18 months old just a few days ago and today she had her 18 month Well Baby Visit. She is growing up just fine despite being 9 weeks early. Going from a tiny little girl at 3 lbs 7 oz and just a short 16.25 inches, she has blossomed to a beautiful little toddler at 24 lbs and 32 inches tall. She is in the 50th percentile of full term babies! She lost a little weight since December from being sick, but she has gained 2 lbs since her 12 month visit, Her pediatrician was not concerned with her weight, since she was still maintaining a fairly consistent growth curve. She was right on track for motor skills, personal interactive skills, communication skills and she passed an autism questionnaire with flying colors and has no indications that she has any problems in that area. I could not be more please with her development and growth. :) She is a blessing in our lives and we cherish every moment!