Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1 year check up

Was today.

And back to the mommy fail. But I'm sure I'll get over it.

So we are 28.5 inches tall (28th percentile), 16 lbs 15 oz (1st percentile) and head circumference of 16.1..which isn't even on the charts yet.

Sounds great, doesn't it? Almost 17 lbs, when we started out at less than 3? That's quite a gain. 14 lbs.

And it is. Doctor isn't concerned yet...but she is slightly concerned just because she's growing unequally. Her height is increasing at a faster pace than her weight. So how do you get your child to put on fat and not height lol.

Anyway, we are to continue what we are doing with her eating by alternating bottle with solids. Let her eat how much she wants. Try to get her to take the sippy but if she doesn't, just give her the bottle. No cows milk until possibly 15 months, but we will discuss that then.

Hard to figure out what to do when you aren't really a year old...but neither are you just 9.5 months. Isn't parenthood hard enough without all this added crap?

Ok, in light of my new "get out of stress" campaign....I will not let this bother me. I am not a failure. And I will move on. :)


Little M and Baby G said...

This is where pediatricians differ so much. DS has always been much longer/taller than he is heavy. Usually a difference of 20% to 30%. Our pediatrician isn't worried about it at all. He told us that it is normal for babies to "grow-up" before "growing out".

Don't worry!

Becky said...

I agree with M - don't worry. She is doing fantastic. Really - from where she came to where she is is AMAZING. And regarding the height - Isaac's GI told us that he will put on height before weight when we got all of his eating straightened out. And he's right, as they catch up the body seems to convert the calories into height. But Isaac's starting to get thicker too. It will get there. And tall and skinny isn't a bad life!