So it's nice to know I'm not exaggerating things. Allison is ridiculously long.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that's what the doctor said when he measured her yesterday at her four-month checkup appointment.
She is 25 and three-quarter inches, which places her at the 97th percentile on the standard baby growth chart. Or, in other words, if there were 100 babies in a room, Alli would be longer than 97 of them.
For weight, she's now 13 and a half pounds, and her head circumference is 16 inches -- both placing her at the 50th percentile for those measurements.
For her sake, I'm so glad they make jeans specifically for tall people now. I remember having the hardest time finding a pair of jeans that fit me when I was growing up. My ankles were always protruding out the ends like pale toothpicks.
Because I never wore socks.
Socks were NOT cool when I was in junior high. My mother loves to tell the story of how I walked to the bus stop in my treadless penny loafers -- which WERE cool, ironically -- when there was four inches of snow on the ground. And I always left the house with wet hair and no hat. Which would make her CRAZY. So crazy that the door usually shut behind me as she was yelling something about how I was going to get sick.
I remember my hair would form a bunch of tiny little icicles by the time my bus pulled up, and I spent the entire ride to school breaking the chunks of ice off and brushing them to the floor. Amazingly I had friends to sit with.
So years from now, when we're back-to-school clothes shopping and Allison tries on a pair of jeans marked "L," I'll be forced to tell her how they didn't have long jeans when I was growing up. And that she'd better appreciate them and all of their extra fabricy goodness.
In the meantime, I'll just keep buying larger and larger footed pajamas. We'll probably be at the nine-month size in a few weeks because they don't make baby sleepers marked "L."
Maybe by the time I have grandbabies, they will.
And I'll be forced to tell them how they didn't have sleepers marked "L" when their mother was growing up.