Stunted growth*

Dr’s appointment at 9:30. We get to see the boy’s normal ped, which makes me very happy. I’ll let you all know how it goes.

Lauri posted this nifty little site this morning and I thought I’d take a look. I’m always curious about how tall the boy will be when he grows up. Will he be a Chris Pronger or Darren Pang. Yes. It does always come down to Hockey.

So I did some calculating on the site Lauri posted and if you take the boy’s measurements from January he will be a Darren Pang. Short. 5’5″ to be more specific. That isn’t much taller than me. However, this calculator does not take into account his institutionalized stunted growth. At 23 months old the 15 month old Chickadee out weighed him. She still does. My girlfriend’s son is just about the same height and he is 18 months old. My boy is small. At 30 months my child barely fits into a 24 month sized clothing. He is a skinny minnie all around. He is growing so don’t start thinking he has failure to thrive and all. He goes through random growth spurts. However he has a long way to go to catch up to his age group. His regular check-up is next week so we’ll get a better feel for how things are going and if he is even on the chart for weight yet. Thus far he hasn’t even gotten to that point.

*The diagnosis is Croup. Thank you internets for pointing this out to me like 3 days ago. No antibiotics yet. Fever is gone and as always it hasn’t slowed him down one bit.

7 Comment

  1. Jessica says: Reply

    Nothing wrong with short! Charts, schmarts! I was worried quite a bit for the first 6 months with Quin since he bounced between the 8th percentile and the 20th; in reality, his dad was also skinny at that age, and Quin takes after his dad! Sometimes I think the charts are just to appease parents who want to compare their kids with other kids. (Something we’re all told we shouldn’t do, but end up doing regardless of our best intentions!) As long as the boy is happy and healthy, who cares where he is on the chart? Good luck at the Ped’s office, and getting rid of the croup!

  2. Wendy says: Reply

    Don’t kick yourself over the mommy thing. Even with kid #3 I learned lots of new things, and looked that much bigger of an idiot because I was supposedly ‘experienced’! I mean, really, how was I to know that a boy’s little ‘sack’ wasn’t supposed to go up and down in size? I had only girls before him! I learned a new word….hydrocele. Aaack!

  3. Elle says: Reply

    Wendy, The boy… hydrocele also. But it was taken care of in Russia. I think I would have been on the freak out on that one too.

  4. i think even the most experienced mothers would freak about that horrible sounding croup cough. as for the height thing, i wouldn’t worry about it. just because he is “short” now, does not mean he can’t have a huge growth spurt next week.

  5. Lauri says: Reply

    Good point about the Pi effects on growth… its hard to say how correct those charts are for children from Pi backgrounds.

  6. That’s just weird – just a few days ago I was thinking “I need to find one of those height predictor websites to figure out how tall R~ and Zeeb will be”… so thank you very much! 🙂
    Everyone keeps saying Zeeb is tall but he’s only like 50% on the charts – it’s weird. But then, he does have a big head so maybe that skews peoples perceptions. 😉
    Hope the boy is feeling better soon. The cough and fever makes it hard for everyone to sleep!

  7. Besides, charts are averages … and my enormo-babies has my doctor still wondering if I had gestational diabetes since they were all over 9 pounds, even though I tested not even close each time.

    Anyhow, I feel for you on the croup thing. Eddie woke up last night with a post-nasal-drip-induced asthma attack, and we couldn’t for the life of us remember where the hell the inhaler was, and it was pretty much where it was supposed to be. Nearly in plain sight at that. Lovely way to make you feel like a horrid parent … I think I’m going to go clean now.

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