Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Our Own McKinley High

So of course while we're making dinner we have to listen to the Glee CD. During bedtime Lily sang the following medley: "Sweet Caroline, buh, buh, buh (needs no explanation), ohhh-ohh, yeah (from "Bust-a-Move", yes, fellow 80's kids, THAT "Busta-Move") and she finishes off with "I will not try deflying graviky" (her version of "Defying Gravity" from Wicked). Those are the three songs that stuck in Lily's head. I will say that she had the melody right for all three songs. Again, she's got the musical gene I Think. She also told me that she just "loves, loves, loves Glee." And could we "play Glee" tomorrow? She told me she'd be Rachel, the lead singer, or Quinn, the cheerleader! Mommy is allowed to be Kurt, the very effeminate one, or Finn, the captain of the football team. Goodness Gracious what have I created?

And then there's Imogene. Always keeping me on my toes, or my brain reeling. On Monday Dr. Baldrate counted her teeth. SIXTEEN. I'm not sure Lily had sixteen teeth when she was 2. So Imogene only needs to grow 4 more molars, and she'll have all her child teeth. Are you kidding me? This kid just didn't read the baby books did she? We also did a weight check. You loyal readers may remember that Imogene's weight gain from 9 months to 12 months was about one pound. This is not a lot, and took down to the 7th percentile. Dr. Baldrate said she should be gaining 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound a month. Monday she had actually lost a few ounces, and she was wearing her clothes. So in reality she probably lost several ounces, and dropped down to about the 5th percentile. There are a lot of reasons that this may be happening - she's more active, she's been sick a lot lately, all the antibiotics could play a factor. Dr. Baldrate wasn't worried that she has any underlying medical condition causing it at this point, but encouraged us to find as many high-calorie, quality foods that we could for her to eat. One problem is that a lot of the tricks for getting babies to put on weight involve milk or milk products, and Imogene hasn't yet been tested in that realm. We're not sure she's okay with soy yet - it's hard to know what is really going on since she's basically been on antibiotics ever since we started the soy in her diet. Little things that come up from the colds or the antibiotics (small rashes, diaper rashes, yucky diapers) could be from just that, and not a reaction to the soy. So who knows what's going on. We go back next Monday (March 1 is next Monday, sheesh!) for another weight and height check, and we'll go from there, again.

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