Moving last July caused two things to happen. One, I packed my 2 baby books away, haven't unpacked them yet and therefore haven't recorded anything in them in 8 months. Luckily, I have kept good notes and saved important papers, so not all is lost. CPS can stay at bay for now.
Two, I had to switch pediatricians, and in doing so, ask my old pediatrician to forward my kids' charts to the new pediatrician. One step better, my old pediatrician likes to forward the charts/files to the patient, and then the patient can hand deliver them to the new doctor on the next visit.
I feel like I have been handed a cheat sheet during the middle of a test, with all of my kids' stats to enter in the baby books. Now if only I could find that box....
Working my way back to parent of the year award.
So, in reviewing my kids' files, I was interested in comparing their weight/height over the years, in relation to the previous year and also in relation to each other. Avalon is nothing shocking, other than she is tiny. I mean, she was 20 months before we could even flip her carseat. She currently weighs 23.8 pounds and is 35" tall.
BUT, in the last year, Loudoun grew over 4 inches and gained over 6 pounds!? WHA? Didn't anyone tell that kid he isn't allowed to grow up so fast? He's 50 pounds and 50 inches! I can no longer carry him on my hip, and that makes me sad.
As long as he still lets me tuck him into bed, I'm happy. Tell me that won't go away for a long time.