Wednesday, April 8, 2009

She's on the charts!!!

As you may know, my Abby is one tiny little Babby. We do not know how this happened, since neither of her parents are tiny people. I have a gnawing fear that one of these days, some tiny little lady will show up on my doorstep holding a big huge girl with a gigantic fluffy head of hair like Luke's and say, "This is your baby. You got mine in the hospital. Now let me have her back!" And I really don't know what I will do! I love Abby more than anything! I couldn't give her away, even if she wasn't my real child.... But anyway, she's probably mine, and I'm just not going to think about it anymore. So the good news is, she is doing awesome. She has always been in the 0.0 percentile for her age, which means that out of 100 kids the same age, she is bigger than 0.0 of them. Sometimes 0.04 or something like that. At her 12 month check up, the doctor was concerned because she was only 14 lbs. 8 oz. and had only gained 2 ounces in three months, so he wanted her to come back for a 15 month appointment even though usually kids don't come back until 18 months. So in January, at 15 months, she was up to 17 lbs, which was great. But she was still tiny! Yesterday, however, I took her in for her 18 month appointment, and she has tanked up!! Not only has she gained THREE pounds, she has grown two and a half inches!! She is now officially 20 pounds (and 4 ounces!!) and 29 1/2 inches long, which means she can graduate from her carrier car seat. And, (drum roll, please) she's now on the charts! Her height is in the 4.89 percentile and her weight is in the 3.8 percentile. I know, it's a silly thing to be proud of, but I am just so happy... I'm bustin', Jerry, I'm bustin'!!!
She is all over the place and into everything. She is so close to walking, and I know one of these days I'll look up and she'll be running across the room!
She flies up the stairs but hasn't quite figured out how to get back down, which is VERY convenient, let me tell you.
She loves to push her little stroller around, until she hits a wall and needs me to turn it around for her. Also very convenient.
She kind of reminds me of Little Critter. In the hair department, anyway. Good thing she's cute!
One of the cutest things about her is how much she loves her daddy. She says some version of the word "Daddy" all day long. Da-da, dad, daddy, da-doh, you name it. She is always thinking about him and looking for him. There he is!
Dad! Da-da! Da-doh!
Come here!
She loves kisses.
How's my girl?I love how content she looks in this picture.
Ahhh... but the best part is:
She loves her mommy, too!

16 comments:

Christie said...

She is gorgeous, and I'm sure she's just fine. G was barely 20 pounds at 18 months, and now she's in the 85th percentile. Funny how they can change just overnight.

Christa said...

Way to go Abby! She is so cute and I am sure well on her way to running all over the house.

Hubba's Thoughts said...

Yeah, she's probably yours... You're funny!! She is so sweet and adorable!! One word for you... NURSERY!!! Yay!!!

Kim said...

She is so cute!!! My little girl is the same way, barely on the charts. At least Abby has hair!!!

a-anderson said...

She is so cute! I never realized she was so small. She would make Crew look like a giant and he is only 8 months.

The Spradlin Family said...

That was a cute post. And I think it's a big deal, so you go ahead and be proud :) She is so adorable. I'll bet the boys just love her.

carrie said...

OH, Anne Marie...She looks SO cute and happy and GREAT. :o) I thought this was such a cute post. I loved the pictures with her and Jason, too. I'm so happy she's "on the charts". :o) BTW, my kids LOVE those Critter books!

alison said...

Way to go Abby!!! I am so proud of her. Now it is going to be even MORE convenient that you won't be able to just trap her in the baby carrier when you are running errands etc. :)

Teresa said...

I will babysit Abby for a month if you need me to. She is the sweetest little kid ever & soooooooo cute. So when can I babysit? & having Dallin & Luke too would be a bonus.

Annie said...

Anne Marie,
I love reading your posts! You are so wonderful and unique! Abby has a wonderful Mommy!

Kristen said...

I love Abby. If you ever need me to watch her and the rest of your kids for like a week, we'd LOVE too! Good job to Abby. She is sooo cute!

Joanne said...

Yay Abby!Cute pics of Daddy and daughter =)

Sierra said...

That's so funny. I never realized how similar Maddie and Abbey are. Maddie was two in feb, and she still hasn't tipped the scale over 20 lbs... they told me to give her pediasure, but if she won't eat regular food, why would she eat that? She won't. Plus Maddie wouldn't sit up forever and yada yada. They're like two peas in a small pod.

Tiffany said...

She's so precious I love the pictures with her dad. I think you're safe with thinking she's yours.

Shelly said...

I am so glad she is growing. You make me laugh on how you think she might not be yours. She looks just like both of you.

Julia said...

haha, i wouldn't worry too much about a tiny lady showing up on your doorstep. you could take her for sure and no way abby would have anyone take her.

she is definitely tanking up. I haven't seen her forever!