And the Doctor Says . . .

Alexis survived her 15-month Pediatrician appointment yesterday. She weighed in at a petite 26.4 pounds and is about 32 inches tall. She no longer hits the charts at Amazon-baby size and instead is closer to the 75-90th percentile. She's still got a big head, but that was probably obvious. She did a really good job of cooperating through the whole exam. Until the shots, that is. Girlfriend has got a heck of a set of lungs on her. She knows how to use them when she's mad, that's for sure. For the record, the peditrician called her smart again. Dr. Walcyk was impressed her with self-feeding skills and huge vocabulary of about 10 words. Once again, Dr. Walcyk is the greatest and wisest pediatrician of all time.

Here's Alexis and Meg up to no good last night. Meg is getting to a point where she really doesn't like Alexis; it's too bad Alexis really likes Meg and follows her all over the place.


A New Career

Alexis found herself a new career this evening. She is the official Director of Water Maintenance responsible for the filling and emptying of the miniature pond on our deck. I cleaned it out and started setting it up only to have her take over and start working on filling and emptying it. She is a hose thief extraordinaire and her splashing skills are unparalleled. Hopefully she'll move on to a new career soon so that I can get the plants going in the little pond.



Once in a while I'll think that Alexis is just copying me when she signs right after I do. Earlier I asked her if she was ready to go to sleep and she was all over copying the sign. I was thinking that she had no idea what she was saying, but then Little Miss marched her butt upstairs, into her bedroom, and closed the door. When she figured out she couldn't get into her crib herself, she opened the door and let me in. Then she signed sleep some more and made me pick her up. She planted a kiss on my check, then lunged for her crib. I guess she was really ready to get some sleep. Bossy kid ;-)

There is a Burgh Baby relative that is all about clean floors. If only we could get Alexis and Tyler together and set them free with their brooms . . .