Jun 28, 2011

Growing like a Weed

Our little girl is growing like a weed. Yesterday was her 12-month check-up. While London wouldn’t say Hi or Bye for Dr. Grant, she showcased her walking skills, following the nurse from the waiting room into the exam room, babbling up a storm the whole way there. Because we had to keep the exam door closed to prevent London from wandering the whole office, she showed off one of her latest tricks – knocking on the door. I swear she picks new things up faster and faster. We literally purposefully showed her how to knock on a door last week. Now when we go over to Lauren’s every morning, she makes sure to help me knock.

London also showed Dr. Grant how she can patty cake and the other of her latest tricks, blowing kisses. Took us a few weeks to get her to do this when we ask, but now if you ask for a kiss, you get one blown to you. One of these days she’ll learn to kiss our cheeks like we do hers.

Here are her latest stats:

Weight: 20 lbs. 8 oz. (40th percentile)
Height: 31 ¾” (3 squares above the 100th percentile line)
Head Circumference: 17 ½” (25-30th percentile)

If you remember her last stats, you make think her head shrunk. The nurse said she probably measured wrong last time – not that I can blame her, as London does not sit still. We also think she may be closer to 31 inches, as we had her stand against the pantry door frame to take her measurement (and begin the family growth chart) and what we got was 30 ¾ inches.

Whatever her height, we’re sure London will be over 32 inches tall when we go to Disneyland in November, which means she’ll be tall enough to go on Autopia, a ride we are sure she will enjoy. When we’re driving home from Matt & Lynde’s (two blocks away) we’ll let London stand at the steering wheel with Cameron and let her think she’s driving – she loves it, though she lets go of the steering wheel a lot. Hope that’s not an indication of her future driving style.

I can only imagine how much more she will have advanced in personality and developmentally by the time we go. So far we’ve got my parents on board to go to Disneyland with us and possibly Cameron’s mom and Joe. We’ve yet to book our hotel, but are looking at staying at one of the Disneyland resort hotels.

London’s doctor visit ended with shots of course. Not either of our favorite parts, but she now only goes every three months versus two and after the 18 month mark, she won’t have to go even that often.

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