Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Talk about growth!!

This photo was taken by Hamza. Yup, Bilal really is wearing a ponytail. Sometimes he's the little sister Safa never had!

I took Bilal to see the pediatrician this morning for his 2 year check-up. I was totally blown away when I saw his growth chart. He has made 75th percentile for height and nearly 75th for weight too! Wow, I had no doubt that he was growing very well, but this percentile jump has been phenomenal. He was 50th for height and 10th for weight 6 months ago. Even Hamza never went above the 25th percentile. Interestingly, the more relaxed I have become about his eating, the more he is self driven. Less breakfast means he'll make it up at lunch, and so on. Bilal also got his second Hep A vaccine today, so no more vaccines until right before kindergarten.

With his doctor visits behind us it is time to start focusing on other necessary things. The next task to tackle is potty training. I really have to start getting consistent with him. Since he is my last one I have not started pushing it yet, but he does show some signs that he's ready, while at other times he'll run away from me and deny that he even needs a diaper change! There is too much going on in his busy little life to stop for a dirty diaper.

I think Hamza has an interesting perspective when it comes to taking photos

My adorable babies, in a rare moment of truce!


The Portas said...

Wow, what amazing growth! How exciting!! I just love that last picture of all three kids. They are sooo cute. xoxoo

Tina:0) said...

Isn't it amazing how fast they move from one percentage to another?! Vaeh made the under 50th to 95th in weight in just a couple of months! One of (the only)joys of tube feeding!

Love the pics - what adorable kids!

Amyacl said...

Wow - 75th percentile! I can imagine how thrilled you must have been to hear that! It's wonderful that he is doing so well. Great work, Bilal!

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