Thursday, January 21, 2010

Doctor's appointment

Samuel had a doctor's appointment today. He is getting caught up with immunizations so he normally wouldn't go in at 8 months, but we're behind, so he got to go today and then we'll go back in 4 weeks. Lucky us. Anyway, here are his stats:

Height: 30 inches (95th percentile)
Weight: 18 lbs 12 oz (26th percentile)
Head circumference: 45.6 (63 percentile)

So the pediatrician let me know that most babies lose weight at Sam's age, but apparently (and I'm not really surprised, because it happened to Jordan) he took quite a dive on his chart for weight. So at his next appointment we'll check his weight again, and if it doesn't change we'll talk to a specialist. This is the exact same thing that happened to Jordan, but I still can't help but feel so guilty. I have skinny babies. I feed them well. I don't know what else to do.

Anyway, this is how much fun Jordan had. He was desperately trying to be a good boy so he could get a sucker and push the button that opens the door when we were done, but sometimes waiting is no fun.

3 comments:

Julie said...

Don't feel too bad. That's what happens when you're super skinny yourself - you pass it on to the kids. I've never felt bad for you? Only jealous ;)

Mardi and Jeremey said...

My son is super skinny and loosing weight as we speak. Every time he gains a few pounds, I get so excited. Then, something happens (like this time he got pneumonia) and he looses all his progress. The doctor never hassles me about it because he is short, but it drives me nuts. At one point he was in the 20th percentile for height and the 1st for weight and his head is always in the 60th at least. What can I say, we make little people with big noggins.

A.G. Hadfield Images said...

Sams'a aunt Mandy turned orange about that age - all of her skin had a very orange cast - she loved sweet potatoes, yams, and carrots. cute pic's