Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Catie's a Shrimp!

We had Catie's 15-month appointment today.

21.75 pounds (25%)
29.5 inches (18%)- why is it when I measure her at home she's an inch longer?

But her melon is huge. 18.5 inches- 75%

Will had 7.25 pounds and 3.5 inches on her at this age.

Dr. Uthe is pleased with her physical and verbal development (and even said "advanced"!). She also told us that she loves it when we come to visit her- Will is one of her favorite patients. Granted, he wasn't her patient today, but he goes with us. Dr. Uthe said she tells everyone the story about Will getting a doctor kit for Christmas- when he told me that doctor kits are "girl toys" because he's only ever seen a female doctor in action. She also likes to tell the story about Will telling her she looked like a princess (she was wearing a skirt), asking why, if she's a princess, she was wearing shoes (apparently princesses don't wear shoes?) and then the next time he saw her, commenting on the fact that she was wearing pants that day and maybe she's not a princess? Not to play favorites with kids in the same family, Dr. Uthe was sure to point out the very fine points about Catie...the regulars like "she's so sweet", "she's so cute", and "she and Will are so different!"

And then, as we were driving home, I witnessed the power of advertising. Will knows we drive by a McDonald's on the way home. As we left the hospital grounds he asked if we could go there for lunch. I said no. So we're driving down the road and Will gasped when he spotted a McD's billboard and exclaimed, "See right there, Mom? They want us to go to McDonald's! We're supposed to go to McDonald's!"

I didn't give in.


G-Bon said...

What a little peanut! But at least she's grown, right?

ErinMichelle said...

This is going to be so much fun to read everyday! I plan to at least take one break during the work day to read the blog. Catie is perfect by the way... would you want your dainty little girl to be as ginormous as your young strapping Will? :)

Heather said...

HA! Too funny about the billboards telling him to go there! You were good to stand your ground. I actually let JP have McD's today since it had been awhile and I promised it to him after we left "mommy's gym".

Catie is a peanut but that's good! You wouldn' want her to be as big as Willy!!!Glad the appt went well!

I followed your lead and started a blog too... check it out if you want! I love documenting the funny things they say because we will never remember them later!

aunttina said...

Where in the world did her smallness come from?

Angie said...

I don't know about the growth, Mom. According to my records, she's only grown 2 inches in 8 months. I think I'll call the doctor and ask her what she thinks about it.

E- You're very right. At least it wasn't will who is super petite! :)

And Beans...perhaps she's destined to be like Grandma Hazel! Can you imagine? She'll have a brother who's more than a foot taller than her?

Andree said...

He's just a riot, i don't know how many times I can say it ;)

I hope it's all "normal" but you know *I KNOW* how this feels! Follow your instincts! They'll not fail you!