this morning when i woke up, the thermometer read 7 degrees. i am so ready for winter to be over! i'm tired of wearing boots, scraping ice off the car, and more often then not, living under self-imposed house arrest. i long to be outside without all the requisite outerwear!
(the temperature did go up to 27. balmy, right?)
dylan had a well-child doctor exam today. everyone remarked on her vocabulary, and she took her two shots like a champ, but there was one not-so-great revelation: dylan only weighs 17 lbs, 6 oz, putting her beneath the 3 percentile in weight! we were certain she weighed 20 lbs, and she's not even close. i mean, sure she still fits fine in her rear-facing infant car seat, but 17 lbs? our friends' baby is 4 months old and weighs more than dylan!
she's been kind of a modest/picky eater, but i've been fortifying her sippy cup of juice/milk with whole milk yogurt, and she's been enjoying lots of peanut butter. plus, i still breastfeed her. i felt disheartened, but the doctor and nurse didn't appear all that concerned. she's still a healthy kid--walking, talking, and developing properly.
our church hosted a shrove tuesday pancake dinner tonight. (i learned shrove comes from the middle english verb shrive--to absolve people of their sins--referring to english "shriveners" hearing confession before lent.) pancake breakfasts and dinners are one of my favorite things ever. growing up, our family would hit them all--the boy scouts, the lions club, churches, fire halls--if there was a pancake breakfast somewhere in the county, we were there.
unfortunately, jim had to miss the fun, but dylan and i went with leeanne, and in true fat tuesday fashion, dylan put away an entire pancake and two pieces of sausage. i don't think she'll be 17 lbs for long:)