Gracie Update

My sweet Grace is growing like a weed. In her last update we had some concerns about her weight. At 18 months she was in the 3rd percentile at 20 pounds 13 ounces. And now in just over a month she’s 22 1/2 pounds! What a relief for this mama. Her iron level is also within acceptable range so we are so grateful. 

I’m a huge breastmilk supporter. I love everything about it, the best natural nutrition and the closest bonding time. However, in Gracies case it seems that the extended breastfeeding is what was preventing her growth. She was still using it as her main source of food and at 18 months it just wasn’t enough anymore. 

I had to quit cold turkey and the only tip I have is DONT sit down. I could hold her as long as I was standing. As soon as I quit she had a ravenous appetite, waking us up in the middle of the night screaming, “Mommy I want a banana!” First time I heard that on the monitor I bust out laughing. For a week we were waking up for midnight snacks. At one of our slumber parties we took some mommy daughter portraits ☺️

She’s quite the fashionista. I feel like she’s turning into a little lady way too quickly.

She’s super polite. When she burps she says excuse me and if she trips you she says sorry. I get so thrown back by her speaking without me prompting her. 

I forget all the time that she’s really not a baby anymore. It’s hard for me to imagine a house without a little baby and I Pray about it a lot. For some reason I just can’t get a feeling if we are done or to have more. I really want to just give this decision to God, as it should be. He knows what’s best for our little family. For now we are extremely blessed to have these two sweet munchkins.

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