Wednesday, October 12, 2011

sick day

*Carter with a cold. September 2011
Although I hate it when my kiddos are sick, I do love the cuddle time that sickness affords. Especially with too-busy-to-cuddle-with-you Carter. She is so active and hilarious. She is always carrying around a book and whacking me in the leg with it until I read to her. She calls this, "reeboo?!" I am assuming that means "Read book?" but it could also mean "Buy me new sneakers." or "How about some waffles?" 
Her favorite animal is still doggies, although she loves learning all of the animal sounds.
Just found out yesterday at a doctor's visit that she is in the 85th percentile. I have NO IDEA what that means, but isn't it terribly exciting!!?! Especially considering the fact that her big sister juuust barely made it onto the chart for her age!? No joke. Before this year Avery was in the negative percentile.
Okay, I don't actually think that there is any such thing as a negative percentile. I made it up. Just roll with it.
Her eyes are still blue blue blue and her hair is still blonde blonde blonde! The PA yesterday told me that her hair would probably turn, but she's never seen Klayton. I'm thinking she might be B4L. You know, Blonde4Life.
She loves to have laughing contests with me. I.E. She will scrunch up her cute little nose and go, "AhhAhhAhh!" So I will take a deep breath and say, "MUAHAHAHA!!" and she will go, "AHAHHAHHAAHHA!!" It's loads of fun.
She loves to run. And she is super fast, too! Mostly to keep up with Avery, I guess. But she runs SO FUNNY!! Chest out, neck forward, arms sprawled, head down. Think sprinter-crossing-the-tape-finish-line. Funny-looking on a big old Kenyan dude. Adorable on a chubby little toddler!
She is taking her first trip to Disneyland on Monday!! My parents are taking us and we are all so excited! Carter has a Minnie doll that sings her the Hot Dog Song (if you don't know what this is, you don't have kids), so I know she'll freak when she sees her!
Just thought you should know that my baby is getting bigger!! And we are loving every minute!


Sarah Barton said...

Awww poor baby!! being sick sure isn't fun. No fun for mama either! 85th percentile means she's bigger (heavier or taller whichever the Dr said) than 85% of girls her age. Its also the borderline of being "at risk" for becoming overweight. I wouldn't worry or anything since kids fluctuate so much and go thru growth spurts! my little 4 month old is in the 75th percentile and was only a 5.14lb preemie at birth! They all grow at their own rate. Each special in their own ways ;)

Mandy said...

Thank you for the info!! I had no idea. I love to just smile and nod at doctor visits. They can be so stressful with a couple of little ones there!! My first was a preemie, too! She was 2lbs 1oz and has never had a percentile!! haha They all sure are special.

Sarah Barton said...

I know girl I did the same with my first baby! Like uh huh, uh huh, okay... LOL! WOW I cannot believe your baby girl was a MICRO preemie!! All 3 of mine were preemie but not that tiny! I cannot imagine! My 1st was a 32 weeker weighed 4 lbs 10 oz (also my smallest and earliest) 17 inch, my 2nd was 36 weeks weighed 6 lbs 4 oz (my longest pregnancy and biggest baby LOL) 18.5 inches and my 3rd baby boy was right in the middle at 35 weeks weighing 5 lbs 14 oz and 18.5 inches. How early was yours?? And how old are they now?? None of mine had a percentile either until they were a couple months old! Well God bless you girl, I know how it is!! :)