Okay Warning People: This post is very, very long, and it has no pictures. Read if you will, but I understand if you don't.
This morning I took my girls to the Dr's office so that Madi could have her one year check up. I was also getting Riley a flu shot. Scary right? Two kids both getting shots. Alone. I was scared for my own well being.
We were in the waiting room for what seemed like forever. Madison and Riley were playing "nicely" with the toy table that's in there. I think I put Riley in 3 time outs while we were in the waiting room, that's fun, in front of a ton of people. All though, I have to say, there were other kids in that waiting room that should have been put in time out and their parents did nothing. So, I'm patting myself on the back. Okay enough patting, I have an incident to share.
This woman half the size of me walks in with her "baby". Sits down next to me. Madison is playing and flirting with a little boy who was 15 months. She was bigger than this kid. The girl next to me with her "baby" asks me how old Madison was. I said, she just turned one. Oh, wow, she's little, she's teeny tiny. Smallest one year old I've ever seen, and on, and on, and on, oh yeah, and on. Apparently she didn't notice the 15 month old that Madison was bigger than. I said, yes she's petite, my kids are long and slender with little pee heads. I then took a look at her "baby". Her "baby" was 8 months old, I'm sorry just about to turn 8 months old and was GIGANTIC . Seriously, I've never seen anything like it. I've seen big babies before, and they are always so cute and proportionate. This baby was not. I think her head was the size of Madison's entire body. I didn't know what to say. So I just said, she's so cute, almost 8 months? Wow!! This child's mother was half the size of me. I'm six foot tall, I'm not little. It looked like we should have swapped babies. I'm glad we didn't though, my baby was so much cuter than her baby.
Anyways, I got to thinking in the waiting room that maybe my Madi was not growing anymore. I've noticed that she just looks so little, but I've always said it's because of her little head. I remember thinking this with Riley too, because everywhere I went, people told me I had the smallest baby they had ever seen. That does not bother me, but I got to thinking. I had gone to TJ Maxx last night with my Mom and Madi tried on this little fairy outfit I was wanting to get for her bday party. Well, it was for a 3 year old, and she looked like a little midget, like a hobbit in this outfit. So I started to get worried that she was not growing correctly. I almost didn't want to know how long she was and how much she weighed. Madison always came out in the 90 - 95th percentile in length, and around 50 for weight. Like I said, long and thin. Head's always somewhere around 25th %tile. It's funny how people can make you start to worry, for no reason at all. I'm telling you people, there was something different about her baby. She was not
right. I've seen off the chart babies, and cute little chunky babies, they are cute and normal looking, just proportionately bigger than the average baby. This baby was not. It was almost not healthy. You know what, don't judge my baby, beast "baby" lady. It's not right, because you made me go home and blog about it.
The stats are in:
length 31.25" - 95th percentile
weight 20 lbs 12 oz - 50th percentile
head - 30th percentile.
Boo Ya beast "baby" lady, my kid is normal so there.
Anyway, I apologize, I'm weird and don't know why this one lady bothered me so much, usually I don't even care about the little baby comments because I know she's growing as she should, and she is little, she's petite, but long. I apologize as well to the lady with the beast "baby". And, I apologize to the beast "baby", I shouldn't call you that. That's not nice, and that's not like me. I should probably delete this whole post so that you all don't get the wrong impression of me. But, I want to remember it, so judge as you will. I called some one's baby a beast.
On to what my one year old is doing. She's reading, writing, and doing simple mathematics. Just kidding.
Walking almost all the time now, but not like a pro, yet. Takes my finger to point to pictures or objects and says, "this?" Then I tell her what it is, she watches my mouth. Loves to take things out, and put them back in. Follows simple commands, like sit, come here, no (of course she doesn't always listen to no). She can play for an hour alone in the bonus room with all the toys before she gets bored with everything. Waves more like a pro. Loves to dance to music. Loves to eat anything.
Mama (I think I always list this one first)
all done (adun)
She's making so many sounds and seems to really want to talk, of course it's not everyday that she says all of these words but I've definitely heard her say them in the right context enough times to put it on the list. I'm a strict baby book writer, ask my Mom.
She's really getting such an awesome personality. I always love to go get her from naps or in the morning. Nobody should be that happy when they first wake up!! Unless something is bothering her, she's all smiles all the time. Very content. I think it has something to do with her sleeping more. Get this, I put her down a couple of weeks ago for bed, for the night around 6:30 - 7:00 pm, she woke up at 9:00 am the next morning. I didn't go right in there to get her and she fell back to sleep until noon. Mommy was so happy, I didn't know what to do with myself and checked on her like every twenty minutes. She's definitely making up for lost time.
New tooth, bottom 9/24.
That's about it. Happy Birthday again to my "little" one year old Madi!!! Love her! Can't wait for your birthday party!!!