This morning, BJ and I went to Kaiser for his 3 yr checkup. He's 35.2 pounds (82 percentile for weight) and 38 inches tall (56 percentile for height). They don't measure head circumference as a matter of course after 18 months, apparently, but I asked them to measure anyway, and he's at 54.8 cm (still off the charts). Even so, the handy-dandy Kaiser printout reassures me, "His growth and development are normal." So that's all good.
One of the things I like best about our pediatrician is that she gives the kids a book every time they come in for an annual well care visit. BJ floored her by reading several sentences from "Red Riding Hood," a book and story that until this morning was entirely new to him. When I told her he'd been reading for a while now, she said that this was the first time she'd encountered a child reading before age 3. Language, letters, and literacy have all come so naturally and easily to him that I sometimes forget just how unusual it is.
We talked a bit about how he's still a little slow in the motor skills -- still has difficulty jumping and absolutely no interest in doing things like riding a tricycle -- and agreed that he's just been putting his energies elsewhere.
After the doctor visit, we went over to Babies R Us (he informed me, as he always does, that the R was "funny looking") and picked up some potty training supplies for him and a booster seat for BB. She's taken against her high chair recently, and he's made it clear he's not done with his booster yet, so rather than have that fight with him we decided to buy a second one.
She LOVES it. Did her little "Ch! Ch!" sound for "chair" as soon as I put it on, and insisted on climbing up immediately. Not that she suddenly ate worlds better while sitting in it, alas, still mostly banana, cheese, and watermelon. But she did seem to eat a little more than usual, so that's something.
I ended up getting the Fisher Price Healthy Care seat, which comes in a garish orange and green color combination. Not exactly my style. But I've long ago given up on the idea that my house will look like anything other than A House Where Kids Live. And it seems like this seat will be easy to use and clean, easier than the one we got for BJ (a brown plastic thing that is a horrible crumb pit) so that's what really matters anyway.
BB also got some new hair clippies in the mail today -- I went a little Etsy-crazy this week. I'm particularly charmed with the ones by LiliBug Boutique. And it looks like BB might even leave them in!
She continues to be a drooly mess, teething at least two (possibly four) canines at the same time. Some days she goes through three or more shirts, and she refuses to wear a drool bib. She'd much rather do without clothing at all, and given how wet and clammy she usually is, I really can't blame her. It's obviously affecting her sleep, too. She was up at least 6 times last night. We will be SO glad when these teeth pop through!