Friday, June 1, 2012

Moon milestones...another big day.

Tuesday was a big day in our house.  And when I say big, I mean BIG!  You see, state law in Kansas says that children four years of age can move from a five-point harness car seat to a booster seat.  But, if they still fit within the height and weight limit allowed for their car seat then the kids are safest remaining  there.   

We've had several pediatricians, and they have all said to wait until the child reaches 40 pounds before moving them to a booster.  And moving to a booster seat - well that's a big milestone for my kids.  Sophia and Anna were both right about 40 pounds when they turned four so we switched them immediately.  Isabella has been an entirely different story. 

She's always been small.  At four, she was nowhere near 40.  So she was stuck in the car seat.  At five, she was still not near 40.  For almost two years she has been consumed at mealtimes trying so hard to eat well so she could gain weight.  On a side note, I have never had this problem!  She's just petite.  But, it's been constantly on her mind at every meal.

But, Tuesday night she weighed herself and could hardly believe her eyes.  40. 

She was so unbelievably happy!  Granted, she had on a shirt, shorts and a dress on top of that, but she was 40.  Strip her down to just one outfit and she would be 39 again.  But close enough.  And if it were winter, she'd be wearing a lot more clothes.  So, after almost 21 months of waiting, she was ready to move into a booster seat like her sisters. 

She kept asking Chris to surprise her with her booster seat the next morning.  She was all smiles and giggles.  Then, we headed out to the car and she was seriously thrilled to see the booster in the van for her.  Like finally she'd made it.  So cute!  

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