The boys had their 3 year old well-child visit the other day. Since three is the age at which we stop correcting, they were measured for the first time against their actual age. I am proud to say they are perfectly average!
At a height of 37", they are at the 50th percentile. This is the first time EVER that they have been at or above the 50th, so obviously the height growth that everyone has been commenting on was accurate!
At a weight of 33 lbs, Asher is between the 50th and 75th percentile.
At a weight of a whopping 35 lbs, Nolan is at the 85th percentile!
(However, as a comparison, can I note that Miss Rio was 34 lbs at TWO years old? Yowsa. Can we say "off the charts"?).
Can I just reiterate how cool this is? Babies born at 2 lbs are now slightly ABOVE average!
And not just their size...
Nolan is discharged from speech therapy because his speech has completely caught up. He also just had a review of his social and cognitive skills and completed everything as expected for a three year old!
While Asher is not discharged from speech quite yet (probably won't be until he is school aged just in case he hits a stumbling block in the future*), his speech is also completely caught up and at times I think he is more advanced than Nolan. He is also about to have a review of his social and cognitive skills, and while it may be a bit of a challenge to complete the test (it's all based on physically carrying out tasks) no one has any doubt he is capable of comprehending all of it.
Are these boys of ours amazing or what?!
*An interesting fact I would not have known without having kids with CP/motor delays - speech and motor milestones do not usually occur at the same time. So for instance if a child is learning to walk, their speech will likely not progress until the walking has been mastered. Likewise, if major strides are being made in speech, major changes in gross motor skills will be put on the back burner. As Asher develops more physical skills (improving every day!) his language/communication may stall, so his speech therapist will be here to help us through it if that's the case. Aren't we so lucky to have our team behind us?!