Every six months, we like to check E’s height. She’s always been a tall tot, so it’s fun to see how much she grows. We didn’t start inking our walls until she turned 2. Long story short — I wanted one of those adorable growth charts you see on Etsy and at Art Festivals, but DadJovi kept insisting they were stupid and just more clutter for our already packed house. I did agree that I didn’t see us still having it hanging up 15 years from now, so I relented.
Anywho… yesterday was the day to see how she’s measuring up. Now, I’ve known for weeks that something was going on. All of the sudden, not only is she out of 2T dresses (they were starting to look way too Jersey Shore-style short lately) but the 3Ts are even looking a bit high. But I was surprised just how much she grew in 6 months — 3 full inches! See, here’s the proof:
Look at that growth spurt! Is this normal? It seems like a tremendous growth spurt to me, but what do I know? We’ll see next week at her 30-month checkup just how she measures up to the rest of America’s 30-month-olds.
The lines on the wall is a Jovi family tradition. My father-in-law still lives in the house where my husband grew up (my father-in-law actually grew up there, too, but that’s a story for another day). So, we just continued the tradition and started measuring E up against her also-tall Daddy a few months ago:
You can see where the wall has been painted since the measuring began — the two-tone white is a good look.
As tall as our girl is, her Daddy was much taller. It’s actually really easy to judge them, age to age, because their birthdays are only two weeks apart. No hard math for me (which, as you’ll come to learn, is a big plus!).
I’m not worried, though. I fully anticipate she’s going to be a starting point guard in the newly co-ed NBA in 20 years.
How do you measure your kids’ milestones?