Friday, December 18, 2009

Off The Charts

Seems like just yesterday I was typing this post. Oh, how fast babies grow. Especially full-term babies. Especially my full-term six-month-old baby girl who just happens to be, oh, the size of an average one-year-old boy.

Yes, it is true, my little girl weighed a whopping 21lbs 1.8oz and measured 27 7/8 inches at her six month well-baby appointment last week. Fletcher's three year well-baby appointment was at the same time and he weighed 24 pounds and measured 33 inches. So, for those of you who haven't memorized the infant growth chart, this means that both my kids are off the charts... in opposite directions.

Our ped office gives us handouts at each well-baby appointment which contains general developmental information and the like, and they have a space for the weight and height of the child at that particular appointment, and it was kind of funny to see two "greater than 97%" on one handout and two "less than 3%" on the other.

Fletcher has been at 24 pounds for a long time now, and when Audrey was born I used to joke that she would reach 25 pounds before he did... doesn't seem like much of a joke now. Luckily, they are both following their own growth curves, and while I would love to see a bit more weight on Fletcher, he eats well, is healthy, and is actually in the 50-60th percentiles on the CP growth chart. And Audrey, well, she is proportionate, and will no doubt slim down a little as she grows more mobile. Neither the ped nor I see any real cause for concern with either kid's growth at this point. I guess it is just another way my kids are polar opposites.

But they definitely have cuteness in common!


Katy said...

It's definitely a cute explosion over there. Charlie's been around 23 pounds for forever, but I think we've finally passed it by. Like you, I dont worry too much.

Erika said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe she is 21 lbs.! I always joke that Rylie will pass Lukas up before her first birthday, too. It sounds like Audrey may pass Fletcher well before hers though! ;)

Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas! Hope to see you in Jan. at the NICU mtg.

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Jennifer said...

I know what you mean about growth and joking about it. Tyse and Kayleena are the exact same way. It's nice reading your blog. It's like reading my own thoughts sometimes. haha! Or since I have been so busy lately...maybe I should copy yours and add it to my blog. All I would have to do is switch the names. j/k. I hope you and your family have a great christmas.