Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Only average?!

This morning we went for the Infanta's nine month well child checkup; as far as I was concerned, it was mostly to get her vital statistics. Astonishingly, my big beautiful girl is barely on the 50% for height(about 27.5"), and at 25% for weight(17.5#)! Well, I knew she was slim, but having watched how the nurse was measuring height, I find its accuracy suspect. I'm mostly astonished because my brothers and I were consistently at 95% and 95% (well, except for my little brother, but he's always been different). Perhaps we ate more solids earlier? The Infanta loves to beg food from us, but rarely actually swallows anything. There is also the consideration that her father is a fairly slight, not-very-tall man. She's also a very active munchkin, that probably also has something to do with it.

I'm not worried about her growth rate; she's actually more or less where I thought she was. I'm just surprised at where those numbers fall on the charts.

1 comment:

Mama Nirvana said...

Looks like Sam and Lina are pretty much the same size. All of my kids have been about the same size at their check-ups, regardless of birth weight. It's funny how they just grow into themselves.