Skip to main content

Keeping up with Kate

I totally think this blog needs to be re-named because it is all about Kate. I guess that's what happens when you have kids. It's no longer about us or our wants. I enjoy buying her new clothes and shoes instead of buying them for me these days. Don't worry I won't turn into that mom who only wears baggy sweats and ponytails!

Anyway! This really is all about Kate and I want to share the latest with all her fans out there! Kate went to her doctor this morning for her year check up. [side note: I'm still in shock that she's one!] Going to Kate's pediatrician is always something that I look forward to. I know that sounds crazy but the woman is amazing and such a joy to be with. She is a genius when it comes to babies and children. She is a huge reason why Kate is here and healthy. She helped save her life last October when she was so sick. We will always be so thankful for Dr. Patel. We chatted a while and caught up this morning and she was so amazed by Kate and how advanced she is. I was and am still beaming at the compliments she gave our girl. Kate was very talkative with Dr. Patel, she even clapped for herself at the end of her exam.
Here are her one year stats:
Height: 30 inches tall which means she is now in the 75% percentile
Weight: 21 pounds which means she is in the 25% percentile
Everything is perfect, she is thrilled with how she is growing and said that we will have a long and lean girl on our hands. She also said that Kate is extremely smart and that we have a little genius on our hands. I believe it. The kid is amazing. She loves books, she loves to talk, she's very tentative, if you ask her to bring you something she will.
Kate has 8 teeth and is working on a couple more right now. She is still an excellent sleeper. She takes two naps a day which are both an hour or more and is still sleeping 10-12 hours a night.
We are so thrilled and so proud at the little lady Kate is becoming. I fall in love with her more everyday. Her new favorite thing is to give hugs. She comes running to snuggle in your chest and then usually ends up sitting in your lap. We are going to be weaning her from formula in the next month or so and start her on whole organic milk. Which means all her bottles will soon be going bye bye :( All of her burp cloths got packed up this morning :( It's amazing how fast they go from tiny newborns, to infants and now a toddler who is 1 and going on 11.
Enjoy a few snap shots of our girl from yesterday.
She loves her photo shoots! ha!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Homemade Pop Tarts

To be honest, I’m not a fan of the boxed pop tarts but homemade ones make me weak in the knees. Our local coffee shops here in Tennessee sell them and they’re my guilty pleasure.  I decided to take a quiet Tuesday morning and make some with my sweet boy. 
Here’s what I did..
HOMEMADE POP TARTSYIELD:9 servings PREP:1 hour COOK:25 minutes TOTAL:1 hour 25 minutes These are simple and SO delicious! A flaky, buttery pastry with strawberry and brown sugar cinnamon fillings, and they’re frosted, of course! INGREDIENTS:For the Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Filling½ cup (99 grams) light brown sugar1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon4 teaspoons all-purpose flourFor the Strawberry Filling¾ cup strawberry jam1 tablespoon cornstarch1 tablespoon waterFor the Pastry Crust2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed1 egg2 tablespoons milkFor the Egg Wash1 egg1 tablespoon milkFor the Plain Icing¾ cup powdered sugar1 tablespoon milk¼ teaspoon vanilla extractFor the C…

A healthier me.

Remember my Trust your gut  post?I feel like a whole new girl since I wrote that a month ago.  So many things have been confirmed and I feel like my happy healthy self again. 
All because of two things; 1. The gallbladder cleanse that I posted about.  Literally saved my gallbladder and my sanity.  No more stomach pain! And I can drink wine and margaritas without pain again! 🙌🏼
2. I found out that I have a sensitivity to gluten. It's still a mystery to me as to how I developed this but all I know is that when I do have gluten my joints hurt, I get awful headaches and an upset stomach along with bloating. 
Back to my first post about this... I took a "before picture" thinking I was going to 5-10 pounds and then post my "after" picture. 😂😂😂
Truth is, there are still plenty of calories in gluten free food. The other truth is I'm 80-20 gluten free. I still enjoy a few non-gluten free treats here and there (and then pay for it later). 
I love food. I reward myself wit…

The best iced coffee, ever.

When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their  blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. 


What you’ll need.  Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water IceCoffee creamer of your choiceHeavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. 
Step one.  Get your ingredients out. 

I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. 

Mix it real good. 

Time to cool it down. 

Now comes the sweet part. 



This next step is money.  Lordy. 

If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce.  Do it. 

If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck.  This is the recipe from my mother in law.  It is life changing. 


Ta-Da! 



Tag me on Instagram at @southernatheart so I …