Wednesday, July 1, 2009

18 Month Stats

Yesterday we had Logan's 18 month well baby check. His stats as of now are:

Weight: 20 lbs. 11 oz. 1-2 percentile
Height: 31 in. 11th percentile
Head Circumference: 18 1/2 64th percentile

So we figure he is short skinny and smart. His weight is a concern however. He pretty much weighs the same as he did at his last appointment which was three months ago. He did have the stomach flu a month and a half ago, and has been teething really bad. He didn't eat very well for about two weeks. He has been eating well again for a week now though. So we have another appointment in two weeks so we can see if he gains anything. If not we have to do some tests to see if he has any iron deficiencies or thyroid problems or anything else. I am not too concerned. I think its just because of teething and he is just plain little. I don't think he has been above the 5th percentile in weight since he was three months old. Not that its a good thing but I know he is healthy. The dr. told us to start giving him carnation in his milk so that is what we will be doing to help him gain weight. I am also very relieved that his head circumference percentile is lower than last time. It was starting to get off the curve but is right back on it now. Pretty much he is a healthy boy he just has to gain weight.


Debbie said...

I know how it is to have skinny little kids. We weighed Ben yesterday and he was only 29 lbs; and he's 3 1/2. I figure I need to up the amount of protein he's getting, and that might help. The Carnation is a good idea though; maybe I'll try that.

Casey and Diana said...

It sounds like he's doing great! I'm going to steal your carnation idea. Preston is so so small and it seems like to me, like he's loosing MORE weight. Nothing I do makes the boy happy. He hates food. That's good to hear that Logan is eating good again though. I hope he continues to grow healthy, he's such a cute kid!!

Teresa Farmer said...

Wow he is little still. He is so cute and doesn't look unhealthy at all.