Thursday, November 15, 2007

Brains and Brawn...

Hi all! I don't have pics today, as I'm substituting as a librarian for Mom today and tomorrow, but thought I'd give an update on our little ones after their well-checks at the doctor Tuesday. I'm glad to say they're both growing! Here are the stats:

Ingrid is 2' 10'' tall and weighs 27 lbs! After spending most of her life in the 20th to 25th percentile, she has jumped to average. She is around 50th percentile in both height and weight! We had a hunch that she had a growth spurt over the summer, but it was nice to know that she was catching up with her peers in the height and weight department. It must be the fresh mountain air and the WV farm-raised organic veggies and meat she eats! They don't measure her head anymore, but I have a feeling she'd still be in the 90th percentile for head circumference like she always was...we still have a hard time fitting her in hats! We had also geared up to get her last immunizations, only to get to the doctor's and find out that she had gotten them all in Minnesota! What a relief to parents and child... No more shots until she starts kindergarten!!!! YAY!!!

Rowan is now 11 lbs, 10 oz and 23 inches long! He is also around the 50th percentile in both height and weight. He's a bruiser...and very healthy. His hair is getting longer, too. Speaking of his head, the poor guy is only 10-15th percentile in head circumference (which accounts for the easier birth...), however I am assured that the size of the head does not reflect the intelligence of the child. :) He got his first set of immunizations, too. Rowan likes to be comfortable. He hates a wet/dirty diaper and doesn't like to be too hot or too cold. Needless to say, the shots were not fun. He screamed bloody murder and refused to be consoled for a while after. He was REALLY cranky all evening afterward. Poor guy. He's feeling fine, though, now.

After gathering the stats and discussing the outcomes, we've decided that Ingrid is our daughter with all brains and no brawn and Rowan is our son with all brawn and no brains...

Just kidding!

2 comments:

The Speakman Family said...

Stop blogging on work time! See you at lunch.

Gina said...

LOVE the new hair cut, Ingrid...

Aunt G.