Solid, stalky, thick- one of these words was used to describe my dear little Nicholas at his Dr.'s visit. Now I know that the Dr. didn't mean it in a bad way since we usually use the word solid ourselves, it was just funny to hear it from him. He was very happy with his development and saw no problems in how "big" he is compared to other 3 year olds. He is a very active boy who just happens to have some muscles on him. He did give him a pep talk, however, about wearing big boy underwear. Nicholas is sooo not interested, but once we get back from Arizona this weekend we are going straight to underwear and no looking back. I will let you know how that goes next week. In anycase, Nicholas weighs 38.2 pounds (95%) and is 38.75 inches tall (80%). The nurse measured him twice. This is because he grew over 4 inches in a year. Burt and I knew he was getting tall due to his pjs being too short all of a sudden and standing over his friends, but 4 inches, wow! So, all and all a great check-up and we won't have to go back until next year bearing any unforseen illnesses.
Oh and I did say I would say a little more about Nicholas after this visit, like how he is such a character, one that can drive me batty, but at the same time make me smile and laugh like no other. He loves to sing, dance, play with his train set, hang out with his little brother, that is until he doesn't like something he does and then they fight, has the funniest expressions and is now in the questioning phrase. Every question now usually starts with "why" these days and nothing we saw answers it. He uses expressions like: "these guys", " I told you.....", "ah, you're kidding me", "do you understand", "I'm tall like daddy", and "I'm a strong boy", just to name a few. What a character. I love to hear him talk and use words I don't even know he understands, have such joy in singing, especially ones about Jesus, and watch him ride his tricycle up and down hills with no fear. There are so many things about him that could be said, but I will leave it with that, especially since I can't remember everything anyway. The main thing is that we love Nicholas with all our heart and enjoy all the time we get to spend with him.
The toddler bed and rocking chair.
This is now his room with the big boy twin bed and no rocking chair. It made me very sad to see this. He looks so small in the bed. He was a little sad too since the chair had been with him since birth, but now Joshua is getting to enjoy it.
Even though he has enough room in his bed now, he still always has something hanging over the bed. The other day I found him on his stomach with both his legs hanging over. Crazy kid.