Beckett is big for her age. She was born an average size (8 pounds, 20 inches), but shot up around the 9-month mark. She hovers in the 200th percentile (whatever these numbers mean?!?) and is now the height of an average 6 year old. By the way – she’s 3-1/2. It would seem that Jacob and I grow ’em big because Camden is approaching the same growth pattern as her big sister.
Beckett is healthy as a horse and just utterly amazing, but having a tall kid does make for some challenges…
“Because she is 2”
When Beckett drops into a spread-eagle, body altering, extreme screeching, full throttle tantrum – her behavior is guaranteed to warrant the expected sideways glance from a few bystanders as I drag her out of the store. But, it’s the wide-eyed shock of seeing a “five year old” acting like a toddler that never ceases to amaze me. I am planning on putting together shirts that say “BECAUSE I’M 2” on the back for Camden.
I am not ready to shop in the size 6 section of the consignment store and I am certain to get a bit weepy seeing bins already shelved with 5T clothes…
Trippy flippy flops
Beckett wears a size 11 shoe. She wants flip flops just like mom. But, she can’t walk in flip flops without straps on the back. I am on the hunt, and have been for six months, for what appears to be shoes that don’t exist. Flip flop makers don’t seem to have picked up on the trend that some kids are big.
“But I can’t hold my head up yet”
I rely on infant car seats for those first few months when carting a sleepy baby in out of the car is so much easier if they are contained. Too bad, my kiddos hit the length limit on the infant carrier well before they are ready to move to the full size car seat that works for babies to big kids.
“I’m tall enough”
Beckett is fearless and goes all out in everything she does. There is a waterslide at the local pool she has been eyeing since she was about two. There is no minimum age, but there is a minimum height – 48 inches. Beckett has been striving to reach that “line” and is almost there. She’s ready – ’cause she’s the height and has no fear. Uh – but we’re not. We’re working on the new reason she can’t go, since height won’t be a consideration soon.