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Anyone else have a long baby

When my daughter was born she was 19 1/2 inches long. Now at 4 months old she is 26 inches long. She is in the 96 percentile in length for kids her age. Shes not a chunky baby she only weighs 13lbs. I have no clue where she is getting this from. My husband is average height and I'm on the short side. Both our families are full of short people. I was just wondering if anyone else has/had a really long baby like mine ?

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Asked by HeartsNRoses at 3:19 PM on Jan. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yup. my guy has always been in the 95% for height. he is 20 months old and is now about 37 1/2 inches. but i'm 5'11" and hubby is 6'2".... so it's not really a big surprise!

    Answer by abelsmama07 at 3:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • My son is 4 months old and 26.90 in length and 13lb 7oz. He's already out of the 3-6 months clothes....actually he never really was in them. He seemed to go from 0-3 to 6-9. They grow so fast!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • my daughter was 21" at birth and at 5 months was 25.5".. she's 6 months now and I know she's longer than that.. she fits into 9 month sleepers, but the waists are HUGE and she wears 6 month pants, but won't for much longer. I was also a long baby when I was born, but I'm not exceptionally tall (5'5 1/2") and DH is 6'.. its strange how it works out!

    Answer by kristal2146 at 3:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • my son was born 21 1/2 he is almost as tall as me and he's 6!

    Answer by babycakes254 at 3:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Good to know my daughter isnt the only one lol She fits lengthwise in the 6-9 month stuff but weight wise shes swimming in them lol

    Answer by HeartsNRoses at 3:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • My oldest was 22 1/2 inches at birth. He's now 4 and is about 44-45 inches tall. (wears a boys size 6)

    My second was 21 1/2 inches at birth. He's now 3 and is over 39 inches (size of average 4 year old, wearing a size 5T)

    My third was only 20 inches (36 weeker). He's now 2 and the shortest of all of them at this age! He's only 34 inches tall, wearing a 4T)

    My husband is only 5'9" and I'm only 5'8". brother is 6'2", dad was 6'3", grandfathers were 6'4" and 6'5" husband is the tallest on his side until you go back three generations (his great-grandfather)

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:35 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • WOW, I wondered too! My son was 7lbs 2oz and 20inches at birth and now at four months he is 13lbs 7oz and 25 1/2 inches long!

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 3:36 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Yep... my youngest was 22 3/4" at birth. He's still very tall for his age. He's 3 1/2 and the size of an average 5yo.

    Answer by SahmTam at 3:43 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • My son was born at 21 inches long, at 5 months he was 27 & 1/2, at 9 months he was 31 and just last week (he's 13 months today) he was 33 inches. He's always been skinny though 6.14 at birth, 19.4 at 9 months and 21.3 now.

    Answer by bassyentihw at 3:48 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • My son was 23 inches at birth. My husband is 5'7 and I'm 5'4. I don't think either of us have any relatives that are especially tall. At his four month appointment, he was 26 1/2. If I remember right, I was tall until second grade...then I stopped growing! :)

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 4:02 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

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