It was our first week back as a complete family (after the ski trip) and Kate and I decided to welcome Mommy and Daddy back in style. This included, on Kate's part, the total loss of the use of her legs when Mommy was around. For me, I treated Mommy to two massive fits (both at Chuck E. Cheese and one large enough to draw the manager out to make sure everything was ok), 3 accidents, and a general wild rumpus at Bible Study on Thursday night. We were glad to see them, but we wanted to let them know trips don't come free. (I think the point was well taken.)
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Second: Katie Beth
We went to the doctor on Friday for Katie Beth's 15 month check up. Here is an email Mommy sent to Daddy and Co. right after the appointment:
"Kate's nurse called me and said Kate's hemoglobin levels (which indicate anemia) are up from 9.9 to 11.5. She was really excited about the jump and even had me do a drum roll for the good news. She said whatever we're doing to keep doing! (I looked it up and "average" hemoglobin levels are 12.0 and anything less than 10.5 is cause for action.)
Sadly, this does also mean they didn't solve Katie Beth's weight issue. Dr. Clarke had thought maybe a sufficient amount of iron would help her gain weight, but she is still less than the 3rd percentile in weight (17 pounds, 15.5 ounces - which is a 2 lb weight gain in 3 months. Dr. Clarke said, "Well, if we only compare Katie to Katie, she's doing really well."). They said at this point, everything else is on schedule (talking, gross and fine motor, etc), so we will just assume she is a small person. She did grow 2 inches in 3 months, catapulting her to the 25%tile in height! Go Katie Beth! (29.75 inches)
(Avery spent the blood work portion of the appt asking me what all that red stuff was and telling me Kate was hurting her ears. Haha.)"
Third: Now and then!
Daddy as a Baby
Mommy as a Baby
Me as a Baby
Katie as a BabyAnd here we should ask the question: If Mommy and Daddy were such fat babies, where did all those genes go in us?
Mommy at 15 months
Me at 15 months
Katie at 15 months
Daddy at 2 years
Mommy at 3.5 years
Me at 3.5 years
Mommy and Daddy always thought I look like Mommy and Kate looks like Daddy, but these pictures make them reconsider: it sure does look like Kate and Mommy look a whole lot alike!
Avery "Look Alike?" McClinton