It took forever to see our pediatrician (it's a lomg story of mommy preparadness fail), but we finally made it in to see her yesterday.
I wasn't surprised to find out my kid is still top of the charts for growth. The numbers were, though. Weight was as expected (she can use a backless booster no problem), but height? Kid is 39.5 inches. It's more than a meter tall! To give you more perspective, that's over 3' 3", which makes her half as tall as her DAD. I've been joking she'll be taller than me in second grade for a while, but it's soon not going to be a joke anymore.
She's so big in other ways, too. Last week she decided to potty train. After last summer's near disaster, I was skeptical that it would stick. But lo and behold, she has for the most part been really great at it. I credit being in school with other kids who are potty trained. Nothing like peer pressure works for some kids, and my kid is certainly stubborn enough to fit that profile. My mom would probably say I was the same way growing up: I never wanted to do something unless I knew every other kid was also doing it. Being on the other side now, I can totally understand what a frustrating kid I was most of the time. :(
That said, she's also amazing in many ways. She's started producing entire sentences willingly and without prompting (i.e., being asked questions first), and sings. She can remember entire somgs! She makes up word games she wants to play, and like every toddler/preschooler, she has her own injokes (apparently green apples are funny. I still haven't figured out why).
The other day we were at the store and passed a princess toys display. She had me tell her the names of the dolls one by one and you could tell she was committing the names to memory (except Cinderella: we've read nursery rhymes about her before). I'm not sure how I feel about that, but then I remember she discovered Calico Critters on her own too, and realize that it's just inevitable she's gonna be curious. I just have to hope she never goes through an extreme poufy pink princess phase.