The Tumbling Curious George Head

Baby Bug got the coolest present for her birthday. It’s a stuffed Curious George with a giant head. The cool part is that Curious George tumbles. When you watch him tumble, you think he’s battery operated but he’s not. The toy is just weighted in such a way that if you sit George up, his head is so heavy he falls forward and flips his legs up and over behind him. Does that make sense? I’m bummed because I can’t find a link to this toy anywhere and I don’t think I’m describing it properly. Maybe I should make a little movie. (127KB quicktime) Forgive the quality, it’s after hours and Baby Bug is asleep so I can’t make it cute or well lit. (sound added for effect)

Anyway, the reason I bring this up is because we went to the doctor today. As usual, Baby Bug weighed in below average. If I had a litter of children, she’d be my little runt baby. She’s not even in the fifth percentile anymore. She’s not even on the chart.

The good news is that she’s following her own curve in a very healthy manner. What can I say? We Ponnays always like to go our own way. The doctor said there is nothing to worry about except that her head is a bit gigantic. She didn’t say “gigantic” she just said it’s in the 100th percentile. To me Baby Bug looks perfectly normal but on paper she sizes up about like the tumbling Curious George.

The doctors said we’d only have to worry if her fontenelle was puffing up (a sign that there is fluid in her brain cavity) or her development is off. Thankfully, neither of those things are present. But to be on the super safe side, the doctor ordered an ultra-sound. If there is anything wrong it’s a lot easier to have an ultra-sound done now, while her fontenelle is not closed up, than later when it is closed and they’d have to do a CAT scan instead.

What does this mean to me? Nothing, I guess. I’m not terribly worried. I just keep thinking about Curious George. I wonder if Baby Bug will be able to do summersaults sooner than other kids?