Monday, April 23, 2012

How My 5 Year Old Measures Up

Today was JD's 5 year old well check with the doctor.  I spent most of the morning trying to convince him that he wouldn't have any shots this time around, but he didn't believe me.  The four year old shots were pretty traumatic. 

Apparently, he isn't the first patient with this trauma because the very first thing the doctor said was - "JD, looks like you aren't getting any shots today.  Does that sound good to you?"

Even then, JD was pretty reluctant to talk to the doctor or show any signs of encouragement, in case he changed his mind!

JD measured in at 45.5 inches and 44.8 pounds. That puts him at the 95th percentile for height and 75th percentile for weight.  He gained 3 pounds since his 4 year old check and grew 3 inches - how's that for consistency?

I'm so proud at how much my son has grown, not just in inches, but in maturity this year!  He has made lots of friends at school, loves to play with his sister (and fight), can cut shapes, color in the lines, draw all sorts of objects, count to 100, spell words, sound out words and on and on. Of course, he has to be in the mood to do any of these things...I don't know where he gets his stubborn streak.

I love my little guy who loves to talk to me in the car and ask me all sorts of introspective questions (Will you be able to fit in my heart if Jesus is already in there?).

JD has started to become more self-aware and embarrassed when he gets unwanted attention.  He is very sensitive and worries about others that might be laughed at also.

There isn't much better times in the day then when I get hugs and kisses from my little guy.  He still likes to cuddle with me and I am dreading the day when he doesn't. 

Love my sweet, funny Jonathan Douglas!!


Ouida said...

I love these pictures. J.D. looks so grown up. Looking forward to seeing you again.