Somewhere in the middle there, though, my Visit Summaries tell me, Michael weighed in at 28 lb, 12 oz and 35 inches tall at his two-year assessment, and Amelia demonstrated a height of 29 inches and weight of 20 lb, 9 oz for her nine-month (though she'll actually be ten months tomorrow). She seems to be slowing down her growth just a bit; though still tall for her age she's in the 83rd percentile now (down from 100th at four months), and has fallen to 77th percentile in weight.
Somewhere at the end, I tried to push my internal conflicts aside for just a brief while and be a part of life again. I'd hoped that we could all attend Abby's friend's birthday party as a family, but the irksome cold that felled first Michael and then Mia kept them home with Tom and Mei Mei this afternoon. So it was that Abby and I ventured out, just the two of us, and had a pretty good time while we were at it.
|Little owls become her.|
|Halloween never gets old around here, apparently.|
|Party girl "cheesing" after enjoying a colorful chocolate cupcake.|
|My poor, miserable Mia. But she loves her Mei Mei, and her Mei Mei's smartphone.|
Overheard this week:
Between Tom and Abby
T: "Abby, where should we hang your new picture?"
A: "On the wall."