Saturday, November 06, 2010

Behind the times

When one reaches the 100th blog post, it's a pretty big milestone.  And it's celebrated!  Not here.  I didn't even realize it until I went to write today's, and saw that this is #101.  Oops.  It's all good, though, because I have some big and exciting things coming in the near future on my blog- including a MAJOR change!  So, stay tuned in the next few weeks so you don't miss out!  Soon, will be no longer!!  I am so excited, y'all!

On to the current important things... A pediatrician appointment with two children at. the. same. time.  I conveniently scheduled this particular appointment on my husband's day off, and then entered it into his phone as one of his appointments.  I'm sneaky like that.  Seriously, though.  He is amazing and there is nooooo way I could have done that trip without him!  Plus, he has this incredible ability to see things in a totally different way than I can.  I keep the stats and hold the children while they are screaming.  He has a really unique way of looking at the situation, so head over to his blog and check out this most recent post on growing through pain.

And now for the goods (I know my MIL and SIL are anxiously awaiting):

Kate at 18 months:

Weight: 23 pounds
Height: 31 1/2 inches

Drew at 6 months:

Weight: 17 pounds, 1 ounce
Height: 25 1/2 inches (The dr. said that the nurse didn't stretch him out as far as he could go, so this is our best adjusted guess about his height.  It's pretty accurate, I think.)

This was a rough trip to the pediatrician.  Kate has entered the stage where she doesn't want anyone touching her unless she knows them very well.  So, the screaming commenced well before the shots came!  Drew watched her intently and his face said, "Uhhhh, what exactly am I missing?"  Once his exam began (and Kate and Dad were back in the waiting room checking out the fish), he was awfully upset too.  You've got to understand that this child does not cry.  Really.  He has to be totally incensed to start crying, and I was amazed at what came out of his little mouth and the monstrous alligator tears that poured from his eyes.  I can honestly say that he cried more at yesterday's appointment than he has cried in his entire life.  Truly.  It was a sad day morning  hour. 

Back to the stats: My dear friend, Kristen, suggested that I start a pool for people to guess when Drew will be taller than Kate.  The time is not far away when they will look like twins!  Especially since Drew hovers around the 50th percentile for his height and weight and Kate has stuck around the 30th.  Girl, your brother is rapidly approaching!!

So, Drew is 6 months and Kate is 18 months.  How much longer before they look like twins?  When will Drew look like the big brother?

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