Saturday, November 15, 2008

My skinny baby

I took Jordan in for his 18 month check-up yesterday. Let's just say Jordan weighs about 2 or 3 pounds more than he did when he was 6 months old! When Jordan was 6 months he was in the 95th percentile, and then every appointment since then he's been lower and lower and now he's below average in weight, height, and head circumference. The doctor isn't too worried since he's below average in every category. That could mean he's about to have a growth spurt. I'm not super worried because he's a great eater, he sleeps well, he has regular bowel movements, he's happy and energetic, and he's above average in language development. He doesn't seem unhealthy or deprived of nutrients, he's just a feather weight. But we are now monitoring his weight anyway. I have to take him back to the doctor in about 2 months for another weigh in. Until then here's to avocados, peanut butter, whole milk, salmon and olives.

This 6 month Jordan weighs the same as this Jordan.


Porter's said...

hey melissa- that sounds just like Taylor too. He's had to start wearing a belt with like all of his pants! And he's been wearing size 3 diapers forever! But he has been underweight pretty much since he was born. But he is a a little above average in height. Ya, don't worry too much. Jordan is a cutie!

Mardi and Jeremey said...

Holy cow! How much does he weigh?

Melissa said...

23 pounds. He wore the same size of clothes for over a year! People say kids don't wear out clothes because they grow so fast, but that didn't happen here.