The appointment went well and she passed inspection.
She weighed in at 36 pounds (25th Percentile) and is now 3'5" tall (20th Percentile - same as last year). She has gained 3 pounds in the past year and has grown around 3". Her blood pressure was 98/58.
Since Harper was 1, we have been measuring and documenting her height by marking it on an armoire we have (that is technically Hayden's but they are both utilizing it for our "growth chart tradition"). So far we have had 6 measurements(at 1-year, 18-months, 2-years, 2.5-years, 3-years, and 4-years). This week marked our 7th measurement: 5-years-old.
Here they are:
Another part of this process involves us taking pictures of us documenting her height. Does that make sense? So every time we mark her height, we take pictures while we do it.
When I was pregnant with Hayden, I read an article in a magazine that depicted a family’s tradition with their daughter.
Beginning with her first birthday, they dressed her in her grandmother’s vintage bathing suit and took a picture. They did this every year as they watched their baby daughter grow from a toddler, to a child, to a young woman.
It was amazing and adorable and I thought it was a wonderful way to show in photos how their daughter had changed and grown.
When Hayden was 1, we began a similar tradition with him by taking annual pictures of him in a white-button down shirt.
And now with Harper, we dress her in a little black dress, as opposed to a vintage bathing suit, and take annual pictures of her. A simple yet classic look that should provide for an amazing pictorial representation depicting her development as she grows into a young woman.