Monday, April 26, 2010

2 Year Statistics

Today Samantha had her 2 year check-up. I know you are all dying to know her vitals, so here are the numbers:

Height: 33 inches (25th percentile)
Weight: 24 pounds, 6 ounces (25th percentile)
Head: 50th percentile

Now, back when she was first born, I did a height prediction, which predicted she would be 5'6". Looks like that prediction was right on the money if we double her height at 2 years old, which is another way to determine adult height; double height at two years to get her adult height. Samantha has consistently come in at the 25th percentile for height and weight, and there are no concerns for her petite size.
Now, onto the best. And yes, I am a proud mother right now and so be it! A direct quote from the doctor "you have quite a smart little girl here; she is advanced in her social skills for her age". Yes we do and yes she is! We are amazed by Samantha's language every day, and how much she is putting together. I feel like I say this every month, but it is just amazing to see her develop and figure out things on her own. She truly is such a happy girl, and delights in everything, especially the people around her. She gets so excited to see people she knows, and to play with her friends. Often times this will translate into her tackling her friends to the floor, but the love is there regardless of her rough expressions of love. Samantha is very inquisitive about other children, and is at her best when she can follow other kids around and learn from the older children. The gleam she gets in her eye is visible when she is doing something that the "big kids" are doing. Hopefully in the next year or two she will have as much tolerance and patience for Jake as these older kids seem to have for her!