Today is Mr. Wigglesworth’s gotcha day. Two years ago today, we first physically brought him into our family when the doctor transferred him to Rachael.
Many adoptive families consider the gotcha day as a very important milestone, akin to a birthday. It marks the anniversaries of the date when the child physically entered into the care of their adoptive family. Of course, because Mr. Wigglesworth was adopted as an embryo, his gotcha day came about nine months before he was born.
My How You’ve Grown!
We transferred two that day, and still mourn the one who didn’t make it, but Mr. Wigglesworth has grown and grown and grown since that day. On his gotcha day, the photo we have shows Mr. Wigglesworth to be about 0.1 mm across. That’s small, but still visible to the naked eye. To get a good visual, look at a single grain of salt.
Today, he’s about 79cm long. So over two years, he has grown to 7,900 times his length. If he continues this growth rate for the next two years, he’ll end up around 3.8 miles tall as a 3 year old. The good news is that his growth has slowed markedly and the doctor assures us he should continue on the tall side of normal. He’s also beefed up to about 3 billion times what he weighed on his gotcha day. Again, the pediatrician assures us that his rate of growth has slowed substantially. He does not believe that Mr. Wigglesworth will top 30,000,000 tons before age 4. Relief!
We are proud to get to be your brother, your mommy and your daddy. We look forward to more years with you.