Yesterday we made our quarterly trip to the pediatrician's office to see if Alex has GROWN . . . and we are proud to say that he is 2 cm taller and 1 lb heavier than he was in March! The doctor was encouraged. If you look over the past year, it is obvious that his growth has been SLOW but definitely STEADY . . . and as we discovered last week, there are some definite advantages to being small. Most 9-year-olds would not begin to fit in a turtle shell!!