“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2014.”
Lillia: This week you went to the doctor for your annual check up. You are now 5′ 2 & 1/4″ tall! You are only 3/4 of an inch shorter than me now! You are in the 96th percentile for height, and your records show that you grew four and a quarter inches since your last appointment. No wonder why you have terrible growing pains all the time! I wonder how tall you will be when you grow up…You also had to get a vaccine but you were so brave , you didn’t even wince. You wore your sparkly band-aid as a badge of honor for the rest of the day.
Zane: This week you also went to the doctor for a check up. You are 38 inches tall, which puts you in the 46th percentile for height. In other words, you’re not the biggest guy! You were very relieved that you did not have to get any shots, as you described to me in detail how terrible it is to get poked in the thighs (they do vaccines in the thighs for little people because there’s more muscle there). Your development is right on schedule, as we already knew. You also finally made it back to school on Thursday after being gone for weeks. Between holidays, snow days, and illness, you hadn’t been to school since before Thanksgiving (only going twice a week makes it easy to miss a lot of days).