Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for your comment!  Funny you should ask about the kids' sizes...we just had 3 yr check-ups yesterday and basically all they did was take heights and weights.  Oh yeah, and put everybody on antibiotics for this cough we've had for the past month and a half (hoping we can kick it now)!  The kids are all very close in size and always have been.  Timmy was born at 2 lbs. 15 oz., Emma was 2 lbs. 14 oz., and Kallie was 3 lbs. 1 oz.....or 3 lbs. 2 oz.  There are...discrepancies - I say 3.1, Tim says 3.2.....and I say since I carried them, I win! ;)  Either way, the kids have always kept this small weight/size difference.  Kallie has always weighed the most, by anywhere from a few ounces to a pound or two, then Timmy, and then Emma right behind Timmy by a few ounces to a pound.  Heights are very similar.  Timmy and Kallie seem to be in a race for who is tallest....sometimes it's Timmy, sometimes it's Kallie (either way, just by about 1/4 of an inch), but most of the time they have measured the same.  Yesterday Kallie measured the longest/tallest, by 1/4 of an inch.  And with the exception of birth and that first few months where Kallie and Emma were the exact same length, Emma has always been a tiny bit shorter than the other two, again by about 1/4 of an inch.       

So basically yes, there are small height and weight differences between the kids, but they're all very close in size.  That being said, it's amazing to me how different that similar heights and weights can look on different people and builds.  Timmy looks so much thinner than the girls, and just smaller in general to me because of his build (I call him a little bean pole or an arrow because he's so long and straight/skinny).  And I'm always surprised when he is right behind Kallie, and heavier than Emma, in weight.  More surprising is how different their sizes can look in pictures depending on where they're at.  If they're sitting, Timmy always seems to be shorter because he slumps.  Otherwise, it just depends on who's standing where and if they they are putting their arm/shoulder behind the person next to them, leaning forward, scooted up a bit, or back....  Seriously, even being staggered an inch or two further back from someone will make the person in front appear much bigger/taller and the person in the back way smaller.  There are so many other factors that go into it, too...bumps or dips in the lawn or hay or snow or whatever surface we might be on depending where we are and what we're doing.  I could drive myself crazy with trying to "place" them for a picture to make sure they all look exactly the same I just don't!  And I've learned that if I let them place themselves for a picture, they're more likely to stay there and look happy about it.

Wow...I just made a short story really long and boring!  Sorry about that!  Lol!!!

Kallie, Emma, and Timmy at their 3yr check-up

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Omg! They're sooo cute.