Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"I Could Have Been A Contender"

Well, maybe in the super-feather-weight group!

Gavin had his Well-Child Visit with our Pediatrician yesterday and he is really sprouting up. He is 39'' tall and 30lbs. So for those of you who need percentiles, he is 89th for height and 50th for weight. He continues to be built like Mom and Dad, lean and mean. He was very well behaved during the appointment and did everything "Dr. Scott" asked of him without hesitation. (We had shots last month and he was a gem then too.) Dr. Scott reviewed the milestones Gavin should have achieved and he is at or substantially ahead of them all. I asked him to count to 10 for the Doctor and he did. Then I asked him what number came after ten and he said, "fourteen"! Well, he was right, but not the answer I was after. Most kids don't count very well until around five, according to the Doc. Finally, we covered all the safety stuff: swim lessons next summer, crib is fine until he crawls out, car seat weight and height etc. As has been our tradition following his appointments, we hit the local Zoo for a picnic and then Target.

Most of you know, I am not a fan of Zoo's, but this one is community member-owned and specializes in saving those critters who have been injured or are otherwise unfit to make it on their own. Since I am a Darwin girl, I am still not a huge fan, but Gav loves it! We fed the goats and followed the Zoo Keeper on his rounds. We got to hear the Mountain Lions roar, the wolves howl and the bald eagles call. Needless to say, we were exhausted when we got home just in time to make crab cakes for supper! YUM.....
For you X gen folks, the quote in our title is from the classic movie On the Waterfront.

1 comment:

  1. Gavin - what a hunk! Glad he is growing tall and not "husky" like the Warren's. Miss you guys! Love Carla and Doug