(gulp)....My lil' man?!?! 6'5?!?!
Shepherd and Rauly had their check-up's today...Shep's 3 year and Rauly's 18 month. They both got perfect reviews for health, but I received a huge shock when the doctor measured Shepherd's height on the chart and said, "You can expect Shepherd to be around 6'5 when he quits growing.". OMIWORD - R U kiddin' me?!?!? At this moment, I began picturing my Uncle Craig who is 6'7, my husband who is 6'2, my brother who is 6'3, my dad and myself who are both 6'0, and my mom who is 5'10. (All of you are probably thinking "No wonder!!") BUT STILL - MY baby boy?!?!...6'5?!?! Omiword - I wanted to cry just thinking about him towering over me one day! For all you moms out there wondering how you can possibly know how tall your boys might be...Shep's pediatrician said that when your boy reaches the age of 3, you can take his height in inches and double it - that will give you the minimum that they should be in height when they finish growing. I don't know if that works for girls...I was in a bit of shell shock when he told me this and failed to think to ask whether or not that applied to girls too. Neways, I'm thrilled about the idea that he will be tall and based on his height today,...he would actually be 6'6....(although I realize that surely there's no way that they can definitivly diagnose how tall someone will be)! Rauly measured 75% for height and 50% for weight...she seems to have slowed down a bit in her height, but is still taller than average. She is going to have to accept the fact that she will be taller than most girls - at least her mommy will know how it feels and will be able to convince her over the years that being tall has MANY benefits! :)