The Eighteen Month Bet

This morning I asked Zach to make a bet with me. I wanted to bet on what Alex’s weight and height statistics would be at his eighteen month check-up.

“I think he weighs 26 pounds 5 ounces!” I said.

I was wrong.

He weighed in at 25 pounds 13 ounces.

Zach took a guess at his height: “39 inches.”

When I laughed, he lowered his guess to 36 inches.

My guess for height was spot on. Alex is 35.5 inches tall, which is above the 97th percentile, making him, as per usual since his two month check-up, long and lean.

Even though Zach won the weight bet simply by the fact that he bet one ounce lower than I did and was therefore closer, I consider it my win.

I guess, really, it’s Alex’s win. He’s a toddler now, so he wins every. single. time.

Serious Face

5 thoughts on “The Eighteen Month Bet

  1. Yes, toddlers are masterminds.

    The very worst day and best day of my life was the day my girl stood up straight and tall, stomped her foot, looked me in the eye and said, “NO, Mommy”.

  2. wow – is he really 36inches? That’s 3 feet tall at 18 months? that’s CRAZY! He’s going to be super tall when he gets older 🙂

  3. We had this little bet (Hubby and I) last time we took our little one for a checkup. We were both WAY off!! So I admire you for even trying, let alone getting so close!

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