The real question, though, has always been "How Big is Big?", and will he beat Pen? Big was measured at 30 3/4" tall (I'm not sure about the accuracy of this measurement, however--he wouldn't hold still) which is 80%, and his weight is (insert drum roll here) 26 # 8 1/2 oz. (>90%)! For those of you who remember, Pen weighed in at 27 pounds at a year, although I'm not sure that her appointment was so immediately after her birthday. She is proud to have held on to her title.
Even though Big didn't beat Pen, the fact remains that he is still big (as those of you who have held him lately can attest to). He's awfully cute, too, so I think we'll keep him.