Tales From the Pediatrician

We are fresh off of our double pediatrician appointment this week and I have some amusing stats to share...
After having both kids out recently, I've had to correct several people who saw them and then said, "Oh, Twins?"  No, not quite, but given their similar sizes, I do understand the confusion!  Now that we've had Ava's 2 year appt. and Carter's 6mo well baby check, here is what we know:
-Carter is 27.5" tall (76th percentile)
-Ava is 34" tall (54th percentile)
-Carter weighs 17.6lbs (38th percentile)
-Ava weighs 22.6lbs (5th percentile)
Yes, that is correct.  They are a whopping 5 lbs apart! 
And given the expected weight Carter should gain in the next few months, it's only a matter of time before he officially passes her up.  His 18 month older sister.  :)

Thankfully, there are no worries associated with either of them.  Each is following his/her own growth patterns perfectly.  However, it is kind of amusing. 
 And when Carter is finally mobile, Ava better sleep with one eye open! Ha Ha!
Speaking of sleeping, here is the little miss on the way home from our trip to Iowa this weekend...
...rapidly fading in the car...
...trying not to fall asleep... 
...but eventually giving in.
If there's one thing I like more than a cute toddler in her car seat, it's a cute sleeping toddler!
Thank goodness for kids who fall asleep while driving.
Of course this little guy slept a little too long in the car and then kept his Daddy up later that night. 
This was the best picture I could get of Carter in the car.
Remember, he's still rear facing.
I'm still nursing a cramp in my arm from the acrobatics required to get this picture :)
This has nothing to do with anything, but I thought you'd appreciate the contrast.
Very, very sad.
Mixed with a little bit naughty.
And topped off by a lot bit tired :)
And since this is rapidly becoming a very random post, why not ask?
Am I the only one still getting lots of extra mileage out of the plastic easter eggs??
Best $2 I spent this month??
The thrill of the hunt motivates this girl...
Shopping could be what bonds us in the future :)
Mixed with well rested.
And topped off with cute.

She may be little, but she more than makes up for it in personality!
That's what I learned from the pediatrician.


Ron and Peggy said...

SO sweet!

Miz Jean said...

Your kids are so adorable. And we keep plastic easter eggs out year round so do not feel alone!

Manda (+2) said...

Oh dear... I want a little Ava- Asher is her exact weight (well 3 weeks ago he was!!!) I need to get this boy walking or something.

Chalice Lindgren said...

You have such lovely kids. They kinda remind me of my nephew Brad who just turned two last January. He is at this phase when he is constantly exploring his surroundings. A child's sense of curiosity never ceases to amaze me.