Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A successful use of the potty

On the 6th, Baby Girl pulled off her diaper, walked over to the potty, sat on it and peed. I was very impressed. It was only the 3rd time she's gone on the potty and the first time it was entirely of her own volition. The other two times were because I could tell her was about to go so I put her on (once on her 2nd birthday and on one other occasion). Today she and Little Man have pediatrician appointments.
Pic of Baby Girl taken on April 29, 2012

Pic of Rhyme Girl and Little Man taken on May 4, 2012

Pic of Baby Girl and Little Man taken in April 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

So our little lamb is more of a Baby Bird


Because any time we are eating anything that looks remotely interesting, she strolls over, tilts back her head and opens her mouth while gesturing at the food object of interest.

Anyway, she had her 2 year check up today.

Our DR is sending a referral to a pediatrician re: her assessed speech delay (which we had checked at KidsAbility about a month ago).

Her height is: 34.5 inches which the DR says puts her in the 75th percentile
Her weight is: 26.125 lbs which the DR says puts her in the 50th percentile

However; the nurse did the conversion from 11.9 kg and said it was 26.125 but an online conversion tool said "11.9 kilograms = 26.2350092 pounds"

Now, I'll also check using this:

And it says:

At 2 years:

your child is 26.235 pounds, and that is at the 43rd percentile for weight.

your child is 34.5 inches (aka 2 feet 10½ inches), and that is at the 73rd percentile for height.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Little Man had a pediatrician appointment today

height: 51.5 inches tall - which the DR said puts him in the 20th percentile for boys his age

but the calculator I used last time says: your child is 51.5 inches, and that is
at the 19th percentile for height.

weight: 53.57 lbs (24.3 kg) - which the DR said puts him in the 10th percentile for boys his age

but the calculator I used last time says: your child is 53.57 pounds, and that is
at the 7th percentile for weight.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The wee one's 18-month appointment

She was 23.364 lbs and 32.8 inches tall.

Results form the Child Growth Calculator:

Based on the data you submitted, your child falls into the following percentiles:
Length = between percentile 75 and 90
Weight = between percentile 25 and 50

Some previous heights have been:

30.7 inches on 06/27/2011
29.5 inches on 04/07/2011
27.4 inches on 09/24/2010
26.5 inches on 07/26/2010

Some previous weights have been:

21.78 lbs on 06/27/2011
20.37 lbs on 04/07/2011
18.2 lbs on 09/24/2010
15.44 lbs on 07/26/2010

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Little Man is going to be 9 years old next wk so I entered his age as nine in a child growth calculator:

your child is 53 pounds, and that is
at the 11st percentile for weight.

your child is 50.5 inches, and that is
at the 18th percentile for height.

So I guess that explains why the DR was saying that if he hasn't grown much more that some tests might need to be run and his hormone levels may need to be checked.

I'm going to find a tape measure to check Rhyme Girl's height but I am guessing her at 5 ft 1 and she was just on the scale and was 135.4 lbs.

At 11 years and 4 months:

your child is 135.4 pounds, and that is
at the 97th percentile for weight.

your child is 61 inches, and that is
at the 86th percentile for height.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I have been sadly neglecting this blog

Anyway,  on Dec 4th we had dinner at Little Man's godparents and our wee Lamb was being held by her Uncle Jeebus when she reached towards me and said, "MumMuma."

It was so distinct and did not seem to be related to food and I commented on it to make sure everyone else had heard.

Since then she has been saying that and "Dada" at T. and myself on a regular basis!!!

And here's a video of her working on standing in the crib:

Also, we took some family photos and this is the one we chose for our Xmas cards - though since I did them late - they are only going to family since I can deliver them in person...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Good and the Bad

The Good:

Lambikins pulled herself to a stand all by herself in her crib last night!!!  Unfortunately I did not get a pic of the event but I'll post a cute pic of her I took the other day...

The Bad:

Little Man has been having issues with acting out at school, dealing with being bullied and now, apparently, bullying someone else.

He wrote a very inappropriate note this week and I had a call from the VP about it. Last time I spoke to the VP it was about ANOTHER note he wrote a few wks ago.

The first note was a list of swear words. Little Man said he wrote them down to prove that he knew them because some of the other boys were picking on him because he wasn't "saying swears."

The second note really disturbed me because he wrote about doing violence against another child.

When Little Man comes home today I am going to have to have a serious talk with him.

I am feeling really exasperated.

I get confused as to how much of this is or could be related to his autism and how much is just him being an 8-year-old boy.

And the bizarre thing is, Little Man is one the smallest kids in his class (of the boys AND the girls).

I have been thinking about looking into having him switch schools, but there are bullies and bad influences EVERYWHERE.

Little Man asked if I could home-school him but I don't know that I would consider that an option for him or not... I don't know that I have the patience for that and then I would worry about the lessened socialization since that is so important for a child on the spectrum.

Right now I am just LOST!

But here's a pic of my Little Man that I took the other day:

(see how adorable he is?)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

On a wintery day

This morning T. took the two big kids to meet Women's Hockey Gold medal winners, Cheryl Pounder and Becky Kellar.

Once home, we put 8-month-old Lambikins into her snowsuit (size 18 - 24 months) and brought her outside to check out the snow.

Here are some pics...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Updates for Lambikins!

Waving "hi" and "bye bye" -- did it for the first time on Monday.  I waved bye bye at her and then she copied me.

She doesn't initiate it yet, but she does it in response.

I still can't count her "mummum" or "dada" babbling yet since it still hasn't been definitely at the correct one of us.  Mummum happens more when she's hungry.

One of the theories is that she can't come close to saying Little Man's name yet and she wants to say his name first but who knows.

She's very vocal these days and on the move.  Still scooting and creeping instead of crawling and far more interested on working on standing than crawling.

Holding onto a chair the other day, she took 2 small steps and she's also done that holding on to my hands (just two small steps).

It's exciting stuff but she's also getting REALLY frustrated!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I am so proud of my Little Man!!!!!!!!!!!

On Saturday, he participated in his grading and advanced to an orange stripe belt.

Today in class, Sifu informed Little Man that because of his hard work, practice and focus, that Little Man is THE STUDENT OF THE MONTH!

I am super proud of him!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

First Halloween for Lambikins!

Yes here it is, Halloween.

I was thinking about putting Lam's Star Trek onesie on underneath her warm baby giraffe costume but the Star Trek onesie is currently missing and I don't even have a photo of her in it (maybe one on my phone but I can't figure out how to get pics off my super-old phone onto the damn com!)

Son is going out as Green Lantern this year (last year he was Captain Kirk) and we don't have Rhyme Girl this year since she's at her Mom's.

But I am going to post a pic of the kids from the past 2 Halloweens just because.




Thursday, October 28, 2010

4 teeth for Lamb

Yeppers, the other top middle tooth has poked through the gums!

And in food updates, Talia tried sweet potatoes for the first time this week, so she's had avocados, sweet potatoes and banana so far.