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Curious about other 9mos.

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What is/was the length of your 9mo? My ds is still under 1st percentile and want to know if there are any moms with similar experience. I fear the worst even though I was told it could be nothing. Growth hormones checked out fine...thx.
by on Feb. 7, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 8, 2014 at 10:07 PM
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The curve is fine, Jess.

Baby is fine. 

Doc needs a pink slip.

Jessbech
by Member on Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:09 AM
Thanks, so growth, even if its reaaaaly slow is ok!?

Quoting angelchewning: I kind of want to fire your doctor lol. That's his curve. It's moving upwards consistently like you'd expect. He dropped percentiles slightly but that is expected. Ds started out at the 90th percentile and dropped to the 40th by his 6 mo check up.(not that I ever gave a hoot what the chart said. He looks good to me regardless of your silly doctor numbers) Benjamin only dropped a couple percentiles! He is all good. If he stops growing or gets smaller then you can start tp worry. But that won't happen!
Quoting Jessbech: Bump!?



Quoting Jessbech:

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Is this following his curve??
JadeTigr7
by Crystal on Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:29 AM
Yes.

My daughter is 11 months old and has only grown 5 3/4 inches since birth. Her doctor has no concerns. My daughter has also only gained 8lbs since birth. Still no concerns. She looks at my baby, not the charts. My daughter only recently got into any type of curves and dropped percentiles like mad since birth. She's had zero testing.

I'd drop your doctor. I wouldn't trust one that pays more attention to numbers and percentiles than my actual child.

Quoting Jessbech: Thanks, so growth, even if its reaaaaly slow is ok!?

Quoting angelchewning: I kind of want to fire your doctor lol. That's his curve. It's moving upwards consistently like you'd expect. He dropped percentiles slightly but that is expected. Ds started out at the 90th percentile and dropped to the 40th by his 6 mo check up.(not that I ever gave a hoot what the chart said. He looks good to me regardless of your silly doctor numbers) Benjamin only dropped a couple percentiles! He is all good. If he stops growing or gets smaller then you can start tp worry. But that won't happen! Quoting Jessbech: Bump!?


Quoting Jessbech:

Mobile Photo

Is this following his curve??
MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:34 AM
What's the weight history, including lowest weight after birth? My son grew very slowly, though he followed a curve for his first four years, met milestones and had good diaper count. However, he did stop growing at age four, was tested and found to be growth hormone deficient. It actually seems to run on my father's side of the family. It had nothing whatsoever to do with being nursed. He was on treatment for about ten years, grew to a normal but not terribly tall height, but then, we don't have any really tall people anywhere in our family.
Jessbech
by Member on Feb. 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Really!?! Wow! That's great! My boy is super smart, happy, and healthy otherwise too! Maybe I should find a new ped so I'm not a crazy person!!

Quoting JadeTigr7: Yes.



My daughter is 11 months old and has only grown 5 3/4 inches since birth. Her doctor has no concerns. My daughter has also only gained 8lbs since birth. Still no concerns. She looks at my baby, not the charts. My daughter only recently got into any type of curves and dropped percentiles like mad since birth. She's had zero testing.



I'd drop your doctor. I wouldn't trust one that pays more attention to numbers and percentiles than my actual child.



Quoting Jessbech: Thanks, so growth, even if its reaaaaly slow is ok!?



Quoting angelchewning: I kind of want to fire your doctor lol. That's his curve. It's moving upwards consistently like you'd expect. He dropped percentiles slightly but that is expected. Ds started out at the 90th percentile and dropped to the 40th by his 6 mo check up.(not that I ever gave a hoot what the chart said. He looks good to me regardless of your silly doctor numbers) Benjamin only dropped a couple percentiles! He is all good. If he stops growing or gets smaller then you can start tp worry. But that won't happen! Quoting Jessbech: Bump!?





Quoting Jessbech:

Mobile Photo

Is this following his curve??
SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Feb. 9, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Mine it teeny at almost 7 mo. I don't worry. He isn't meeting gross motor skill milestones which is starting to bother me. If baby is absolutely normal otherwise, please don't blink an eye at their size percentile.
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 9, 2014 at 10:52 AM
I wouldn't call this "slow growth". Looks like perfectly normal growth pace, just on his own curve.

Quoting Jessbech: Thanks, so growth, even if its reaaaaly slow is ok!?



Quoting angelchewning: I kind of want to fire your doctor lol. That's his curve. It's moving upwards consistently like you'd expect. He dropped percentiles slightly but that is expected. Ds started out at the 90th percentile and dropped to the 40th by his 6 mo check up.(not that I ever gave a hoot what the chart said. He looks good to me regardless of your silly doctor numbers) Benjamin only dropped a couple percentiles! He is all good. If he stops growing or gets smaller then you can start tp worry. But that won't happen!
Quoting Jessbech: Bump!?





Quoting Jessbech:

Mobile Photo

Is this following his curve??
Jessbech
by Member on Feb. 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Ok! I like it! Wonder why my doctor doesn't think the same...grrr

Quoting mostlymaydays: I wouldn't call this "slow growth". Looks like perfectly normal growth pace, just on his own curve.



Quoting Jessbech: Thanks, so growth, even if its reaaaaly slow is ok!?





Quoting angelchewning: I kind of want to fire your doctor lol. That's his curve. It's moving upwards consistently like you'd expect. He dropped percentiles slightly but that is expected. Ds started out at the 90th percentile and dropped to the 40th by his 6 mo check up.(not that I ever gave a hoot what the chart said. He looks good to me regardless of your silly doctor numbers) Benjamin only dropped a couple percentiles! He is all good. If he stops growing or gets smaller then you can start tp worry. But that won't happen!
Quoting Jessbech: Bump!?







Quoting Jessbech:

Mobile Photo

Is this following his curve??
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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Honestly? I think some doctors are worried about getting sued for overlooking things so they overreact and order a million tests so they can show in court that they tried. My doctor freaked over my tiny girl and she ended up at the endocrinologist for so much blood work, an awful urinalysis where they had to use a catheter, saw a dietician for a year, measured for "subtle forms of dwarfism". She seemed fine to me until my Dr started this, and after they determined she was fine, I still was so stressed from being put through that wringer. My Dr once ordered a CT scan for my one son to check for a sinus infection. At the time they made it sound like a good idea and I was so vulnerable with a sick child. And then later I'm like "don't all these scans raise a child's cancer risk, and we were looking for a *sinus infection*?!?" Doctors like to SOLVE PROBLEMS and sometimes they create problems that didn't even exist, to solve them, because deep down they want to solve all these problems.

And i also think many doctors have so little experience with breastfeeding and how a breastfed baby is the "norm" and formula babies should be compared to *them*.


Quoting Jessbech: Ok! I like it! Wonder why my doctor doesn't think the same...grrr



Quoting mostlymaydays: I wouldn't call this "slow growth". Looks like perfectly normal growth pace, just on his own curve.





Quoting Jessbech: Thanks, so growth, even if its reaaaaly slow is ok!?







Quoting angelchewning: I kind of want to fire your doctor lol. That's his curve. It's moving upwards consistently like you'd expect. He dropped percentiles slightly but that is expected. Ds started out at the 90th percentile and dropped to the 40th by his 6 mo check up.(not that I ever gave a hoot what the chart said. He looks good to me regardless of your silly doctor numbers) Benjamin only dropped a couple percentiles! He is all good. If he stops growing or gets smaller then you can start tp worry. But that won't happen!
Quoting Jessbech: Bump!?









Quoting Jessbech:

Mobile Photo

Is this following his curve??
gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

I'd have walked out the door the second he pulled a chart out or uttered the word "percentile." That was a cue to exit, stage right. **grin**

Let me tell you a true story about the dangers of docs using charts. When my son was three, I called the doc's office because we were having behavioral problems with him that had me concerned. At the time, my regular pediatrician had several partners (none of whom are there any more). One of the partners returned my call and told me she was concerned because my son's growth was above the chart. We made an appointment for the next day, and I spent the next 24 hours looking up causes of excessive growth in children. Dr. Google convinced me that my son had gigantism!

My husband came with me to the doc's appointment the next day. Doc took a look at my son and his dad (and my son's a carbon copy of Dad's body type, with a couple of extra inches from great-grandpa). She said, "Never mind."

And she never dealt with the behavior issue that prompted the initial call! I didn't know about Aspergers at the time, but THAT was the real issue at hand and she missed it. And she was supposedly a behavior specialist.

I've known one other person to go to the same doctor years later, and she found the same kind of arrogant ignorance.

Quoting Jessbech: Really!?! Wow! That's great! My boy is super smart, happy, and healthy otherwise too! Maybe I should find a new ped so I'm not a crazy person!!
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