Today I took Gates back to the Endocrinologist. It was a good visit. For those of you who don't know, Gates is extremely short. I think it runs in my side of the family. If any of you know Betty Perkins and her sister Glenda Tipps (from the A & M church of christ) they can confirm it. They are my grandfathers sisters and short. Very sweet though. Anyway, his pediatrician sent us to a specialist to make sure there was nothing wrong. In fact, after tons of tests, there is nothing wrong he is just short stuff. At our last visit, he was pushing it to be in the 5th percentile. (It looked more like the 3rd percentile to me) This visit, he had jumped to the 10th percentile. YEA!!! Gates!!! He grew. The doctor did some calculations and determined that his growth velocity is in the 75th percentile. Which means he could easily catch up to all the other 4 year olds if he continues to grow at this rate. While we were there, I had the doctor put Beck's measurements in on the chart. He is almost exactly the same height as sweet little Gates. He is in the 95th percentile for height. He is the opposite of Gates and a GIANT. This means that they will be wearing the same clothes for at least another year. People are always asking me if they are twins. I hate to give people too many details but it is hard for people to understand unless I do. Argh....So now you have it. Two brothers+15 months apart+one short and one tall=same size.
Thank you God for good news!