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Not a party girl

July 30th, 2009

Tessa was rather “Meh” about her birthday and cupcake last night.


At Sabrina’s request (since Tessa wasn’t going to eat it), I made strawberry cupcakes and topped them with strawberry cool whip. Gotta say it wasn’t my favorite cupcake to date – I’m going to try and talk her into chocolate or white cake for her birthday.

This is her face when she is being funny. She scrunches her nose, purses her lips, and breathes really heavily through her nose – it cracks us up.


She poked at it. She smeared cool whip around. She squished a little in her hands. She leaned down at one point and touched it with her tongue (it was so cute but my crappy camera took a crappy picture of that moment).


She even pretended to take a bite just so I would stop taking her photo.


Today Miss Tessa had her 1 year check up. At her 9 month, she was in the 5th%tile for both height and weight. Today was in the 6th%tile for weight (17 lbs 12 oz) and 9th%tile for height (27.5 inches). I discussed her continued aversion to table food with her pediatrician. I love our pediatrician – he isn’t a knee jerk kind of guy. He is laid back and likes to wait and see if things work themselves out before throwing drugs or other interventions into the mix. So despite sounding incredibly ridiculous, when he suggested a couple of sessions of feeding therapy, I agreed to try it. Best case scenario, they are able to help Tessa get over this gag reflex at table food. Worse case scenario, I get some blog posts out of it. Because we always mock that which we do not understand. Or at least I do.

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10 Responses to “Not a party girl”

  1. Rhonda Says:

    Ahhh, how cute 🙂 Love that scrunchy little face. What a cutie pie!
    Happy weekend.

  2. Julie P Says:

    Very cute photos. Ally refused any 1st and 2nd birthday cupcakes. Now she loves them.

  3. Marcia Says:

    She is adorable! Happy Birthday Tessa!
    Now, if only I could get my enjoyment out of cupcakes the way she does! All this time I’ve been EATING them–I need to PLAY with them. Good for weight control – bad for dinner out in public.

  4. Alleen Says:

    She’s way toooo cute!!

    I definitely think it won’t hurt to have a therapist work with her to see if they can figure out why she has such an aversion.

  5. Leisa Hammett Says:

    Just downloaded pics from daughter’s 15/yr bday where she got sick and then felt better and ate her gourmet cupcakes. (The Fiance got a little carried away w/ our new camera.) No public posting intended! Bc my daughter has autism, I know a good bit about feeding therapy. It can work wonders. Good luck. Let me know if you wish to bounce ideas. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I loved Malia’s post: livelovelaugh95.wordpress.com/2009/07/31 I’m glad you mentioned it.

  6. Bobbi Says:

    Maybe she needed chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. After all, she is a girl:>)

    I think that the feeding therapy is a good idea, if not just to put your mind at ease. Sometimes that is worth its weight in gold!

    Seriously, she is such a doll

  7. Linda Says:

    My son used to make a scrunched up face like that at that age . I never knew another child to do it-until now seeing your Tessa do it. It didn’t last long before he moved onto another stage/age.

  8. noble pig Says:

    My kids would not eat 1st birthday cake at all. My 2nd boy started swatting the food away from me at 8 months old. At 7 he is still an extremely picky eater.

  9. Kim Says:

    Luke makes the same face when he’s upset. Hope the therapy helps.

  10. Abby from JM Says:

    Funny that Tessa does that face and the breathing…Ryan does the exact same thing…just remembered that I DON’T have a picture of it…I better get on that!

    Also, I agree with the people that said she probably wanted chocolate.

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