But now he's 19. Things have certainly changed. He's 6 ft. 1 inches and 200 lbs. He towers easily over both his father and me. This is not the baby whose footprints I still have pressed into his baby journal - or is he?
How did this obstetrics nurse know that my son would be "big"? She was very specific. She said he'd be at least 6 ft. tall, have big feet, and be an all around "big guy." Her assessment of what was in his and our future was uncanny. Later there were other confirmatory signs. Our pediatrician told us that however tall your child is at 3 years old, double that and that is what he will grow to be. According to my baby book Charles was 36" at 3 years old. Today he is 63" (or 6 ft. 1 inch) and wears a size 14 shoe.
I can also tell what kind of relationship I will have with parents based on our early contact and communication.
What kind of first impressions have been made so far this school year? I will say that unlike my baby's footprints, which can never be repeated, it is never too late to make a good first impression. You (if you're a parent) can always change a teacher's mind about you or your child - and you (if you're a teacher) can always change a parent's mind about you!