We took Claire to the doctor last week for a weight check just to make sure everything was going okay. Here were her latest stats:
Height: 25.5 inches
Weight: 16 lbs 11 oz (!)
Head Circumference: 16.25 in
According to her pediatrician, at 3 months old Claire is the height of an average five-month-old and the weight of an average six-month-old. However, her height to weight ratio is right on, so there's nothing wrong with her; she's just developing way ahead of schedule.
Hopefully we will have more pictures and cute stories forthcoming, as Claire will be going to the zoo with her cousin Alex later this week. For now, here's my recent favorite image:
The factory is silent. Its assembly line stands motionless. Somewhere off in the darkness, a buzzer sounds. One by one, lights begin to flicker and illuminate on long-unmanned diagnostic panels, giving a sense of enormity and complexity and scale to the machinery. The low hum of power supplies warming up comes next, followed by the higher and louder whine of turbines and electric motors. A whistle sounds, and one by one, employees begin to file in and take their places at the controls. Purposed for a single task, whose time has now come, the factory slowly comes to life...