Oh Snap!

Sadie is over twenty pounds finally. Let’s all let out a collective sigh. Twenty pounds means her car seat was turned around, she’s too big for her size 12 mo. clothes and she has slightly more heft when you hold her. Twenty pounds seems larger, stronger, taller and healthier. Maybe this is imagined but I choose to rejoice in the small victories. That’s how the new sober, more accepting me rolls. Yeah, I’m better than you.

Have I mentioned that this last pound or so has been gained without the aid of the g-tube? We haven’t fed her overnight in months! Her IV pole is being used as a hat rack sort of like most people’s treadmills. Before you present me with my Perfect Parent award, I should tell you that she’s still getting the periactin I told you about a few posts ago (I’m not going to link to it because I’m tired). I love this stuff! Periactin = bueno! I heart periactin. Anyone want to make me a t-shirt? The only side effect of this drug is that for the first maybe week and a half she was on it, she was very drowsy. And who wants a drowsy toddler right? Uh, ME. Where was this shit the last time I flew in a plane with Elby?

I will leave you with some pictures so you know I’m not lying. By the way, these are two different kids. First and last pics are Sadie – Mattie in the middle.
These girls are working with a whole mess a cuteness.

As you can see, Sadie’s figured out that high heels are a good way to compensate for being vertically challenged. Matilda is rocking the high tops because “I can, bitch! I got that kinda height!”

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on October 16, 2009 3:14 amperiactin,Sadie,Twins31 comments  


  1. Alice Smith said,

    YAY for Sadie – Congratulations on the weight gain…really the only time she will want to ever hear those words!

    | October 16, 2009 @ 4:11 am

  2. Beth said,

    Fantastic news! Go, Miss Sadie, Go! Love the pics, too — what precious little girls. They really look alike in these pics, too. =)

    | October 16, 2009 @ 4:41 am

  3. Am I doing okay? said,

    Love it!

    | October 16, 2009 @ 6:39 am

  4. Anna Marie said,

    Oh the CURLS. I love me the curls.

    Yay for tubeless weight gain – I am looking forward to those days (far, far in the future) with anticipation.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 11:04 am

  5. Anonymous said,


    | October 16, 2009 @ 11:30 am

  6. Shannon said,

    Y-O-U G-O G-I-R-L!!!!!
    Yaaayyyy for Not so slim Sadie anymore!! We will have to change her name to Sadie S'More! I like it! It is a milestone isn't it? Now, could you please figure out how the fuck to get my four year old to poop on the pot!!!! WTF??? 80lbs, and over 4ft tall? Are you kidding me? HELP!!!
    On a lighter note:
    I just finished your book! FANTASTIC! I stayed up every night until I finished it. It was awesome. You have outdone yourself this time. Thanks for signing it. I will cherish it! Shannon

    | October 16, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

  7. Mommy on the Spot said,

    that is awesome!! way to go!! so happy for you both!

    | October 16, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

  8. MereCat said,

    That is terrific! What a great milestone. Go Sadie! Go Stefanie! And look at all the pretty curls! I love curls. My straight hair just laughs and laughs if I try to get it to so much as bend a little at the ends.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  9. Anonymous said,

    Woohoo! What a relief this must be for you.

    By the way, my girl is over 20 pounds and we haven't turned her car seat around, per the advice of the inspector at the fire station. He advised leaving her rear facing as long as the seat allows it – our's goes to 35 pounds rear facing – because it is much, much safer.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

  10. Mommy, Esq. said,

    That's great! Penny just weighed in at 15 lbs, 6 oz at 13.5 months so feeding tube is back on the table. Unfortunately because of her O2 issues we probably have to do a stomach tube. Arg. I love, love Sadie's little curls.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

  11. PTPCBlog said,

    such beautiful girls!

    | October 16, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

  12. Lee of MWOB said,

    All I can say is that all of your girls have the most awesome hair.


    Happy Friday you guys…

    | October 16, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

  13. Trish said,

    YAY 20 pounds! And double YAY- no feeding tube!

    | October 16, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  14. Kristine said,

    Just found your blog…WHERE have you been all my life! 🙂 My little girl is 22 months old and she is about 3 ounces shy of 20 lbs. ARGH!!! She got reflux at about 6 months old and it's seriously messed with her head. She only eats about 600 – 800 calories per day and is very happy with that. I must spend about 5 hours a day (at least) trying to feed her. Sooo stressful.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

  15. CaraBee said,

    Yay for Sadie! They look like they're practically the same size now!! And those red curls? Heavenly.

    We just got back from our 2yr appt where we found our our little one is 23lbs! I felt like I'd won the lottery! We're back on the charts!

    | October 16, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

  16. Rebecca said,

    Thank you so much for the post, I was getting all twitchy without having something fresh from you to read!

    Also, how cute and amazing that your little Sadie weighs 20!!! That's awesome.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

  17. Aunt Becky said,

    Dude. I just want her hair.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

  18. Stillie said,

    That's great news! I'm really excited for your "little" girl! I agree with Aunt Becky – the hair on those kids is just amazing.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

  19. Kendra said,

    You are totally better than me.

    Way to go, big stuff! And I'll get to work on a t-shirt. : )

    | October 16, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

  20. kyslp said,

    What cuties! Congrats to her on gaining weight – may she never know the agony of trying to loose weight.

    | October 16, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

  21. Amanda said,

    YAY Sadie! And talk about cute hair, too!

    | October 17, 2009 @ 12:12 am

  22. Redsy said,

    Congratulations… to you and to Sadie!! ..

    | October 17, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

  23. Summer said,

    It might be that medicine….or it might be that talk I had with God.

    I was all….um, she gave up alcohol God. ALCOHOL!!! Seriously, can you just do something with her baby's weight?

    And he did!

    God really loves me….and apparently you too.

    | October 18, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

  24. ronny said,

    very cute …

    | October 19, 2009 @ 1:53 am

  25. Stone Fox said,

    congrats on hitting the 20 lb mark – you'll have to start calling her Chunky Monkey now (which, face it, is almost the cutest f*cking thing you can call a kid).

    and the hair on them girls? me wants.

    | October 19, 2009 @ 5:08 am

  26. Piccinigirl said,

    so cute and congrats to Sadie for hitting 20!!! You go,GIRL!

    love the pics 🙂

    | October 19, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

  27. Kelly said,

    All of your girls have such pretty hair! Yay for 20 lbs! Pretty princess shoes, scare the crap out of me. My girl is constantly falling down when she's dressing up, I feel like she's going to break her leg. She did learn her lesson in trying to do stairs in them, dress up shoes + stairs = big bump on the head.

    | October 19, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

  28. Anonymous said,

    Congrats on the weight gain! Your kids are super cute

    | October 19, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

  29. Lisa said,

    Too cute! Great news about the weight gain. And a drowsy toddler is a pleasant toddler…

    | October 19, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

  30. Big Mama Cass said,

    OMG they are just too dang cute!

    | October 26, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

  31. Vanessa said,

    Win one for the Gipper! Go Sadie!

    | November 4, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

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