Wednesday, April 30, 2008

12 Month Checkup

Took the little one in for his 12-month check up on Monday.  We have a skinny string bean on our hands!  Although he's in the 95th percentile for head size at 19 inches (let's hear it for the big-headed members of our extended family!) and in the 75th percentile for height (30 and 3/4 inches), he's only in the 25th percentile for weight (20 lbs., 4 oz).  Our pedi said don't worry about it a bit, and that he's thriving and doing fine -- in fact, he happily babbled away during the entire checkup and introduced another new word, "bottle" (ba-ba), at the appointment, which made his mama proud.  Still, I can't help feeling unsettled about it.  Friends in the public health field have told me that there's a lot of consternation with the weight charts -- that they are too homogenous and don't take into account kids who are more diverse in terms of musculoskeletal development or ethnicity.  Apparently there is a drive to get rid of them.  I'm all for it.  In my opinion, all they do is serve as yet another way to drive parents nuts!

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Arlington, VA, United States
Maestro and mom to a wee virtuoso

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