I am a proud mommy...no doubt about it.
Maybe it's just me, but our Q just seems to get bigger and more beautiful every day.
Next to me (thank goodness) she still looks small...but don't forget, I'm almost six feet tall. I try to draw out the babyhood as long as I can because (in spite of a few minor "terrible two" episodes) she is just the sweetest and most joyful (not to mention more affectionate and sweet) creature on earth right now.
But there's no doubt - she's growing at an astonishing rate.
I found a soft tape measure today and measured her very accurately, and then checked her against the growth charts ( the US charts, mind you, not the Asian charts) online. Here are the results:
- 70th to 80th percentile in height (that's US, let me reiterate!!!! Maybe it's good that she likes basketball!!)
- 60th percentile in head circumference (she is a clever one!)
- and (wait for it) 6th percentile in weight! That is a single digit, not a misprint. Yup, she's a beanpole. Trust me, she still eats like a horse. And her nutritional intake is heavy on fruits, veggies and meats. She's just growing vertically at such an alarming rate that her body mass can't keep up!
ps - I wish the charts included foot measurements, because her feet are HUGE! At 22 months, she's already nudging into a size 7 shoe. Not to mention the fact that I'm now having to get her PJs in 2-3 T size because she's so loooong. I don't know how they match parents with kids so well, but she definitely takes after adoptive-mommy (who has gargantuan feet, a narrow frame, and a ridiculously long back!)