We had a well child visit today and the girls got their official weights and measures.
Lacy is 4 years and 4 months old and weighs 40 pounds and is 43 inches tall. Let's review where she was 11.5 months ago, shall we? 30 pounds and 39.5 inches tall. This is quite a jump! She went from the 26th percentile for weight to the 74th! She is also in the 89th percentile for height, which is a bit higher than last year. She's had a major growth spurt lately! She's quite tall and is so much heavier. If she gains any more weight, she'll have to go to the booster seat instead of the 5-point harness. I expected she'd fit that seat until she was 5! I guess I was mistaken. Well, since she's gotten so big, I'm no longer nervous about her being in a booster seat.
Rose is my little sprite. She's gotten a lot taller, but not much heavier. Perhaps she'll have a growth spurt when she's 3 or 4 like Lacy. She weighs 27.5 pounds and is 36 inches tall. This is only 1.5 pounds more than a year ago, but 2.5 inches taller. She's in the 35th for weight and 61st for length, going down in the growth charts on both counts.
We also got Rose some vaccinations. We delay vaccinations, so she's only had one before this. We feel like she's old enough now that the adverse effects (if any) will be easier to handle and recognize than as a young infant. We did get her vaxed against pertussis because we feel it is a real threat in our area. We'll probably do MMR next month because there have been some measles outbreaks around here in years past, so that too seems like a real threat. We're skipping the flu vaccine and chicken pox, at least until they're older.
As far as development goes, the girls are right on track physically and emotionally. I asked the doctor about vision stuff, and she said it may be because Lacy walks on her toes all the time that she is so clumsy. But she did refer us to an eye doctor if we think that she still has vision problems later on.