We had a big day yesterday!
Charlotte’s annual checkup went super-smoothly. She is 41 1/4 inches tall, which is the 100th percentile. She weighs 36 pounds, which is the 90th percentile. A big girl, for sure! The pediatrician said she’s on track to be 5-foot-10 one day, though I think there must be something wrong with the chart. There’s nothing like an annual exam to make a mom stop and compare her children. I’d say Charlotte’s probably ahead of Sophie at this age on the gross motor skills side of things, but a bit behind her big sis on “academic” skills. Charlotte knows all her shapes and colors and most of the numbers from 0-9, but she shows little interest in the alphabet so far.
Sophie, meanwhile, had a visit from the Tooth Fairy last night. She lost her third tooth, but it was a biggie: the first of her top front teeth to come out. Mrs. G., a teacher’s aide in Sophie’s kindergarten class, pulled the tooth after lunch with a paper towel. The Tooth Fairy was caught by surprise and did not have her usual supply of golden dollar coins available. Instead, Sophie received a Hello Kitty bracelet and necklace set, Hello Kitty push-up crayons and a fancy T-shirt with ballet slippers on it. Sophie’s reaction: “The Tooth Fairy is so kind!” What a kid!