I’ve always been small. Sometimes when I went in for my well-child appointments I didn’t even appear on the growth charts; I was an outlier. Luckily most of my doctors were pretty level-headed and realized that I was perfectly healthy, just little. It’s kind of funny how rapped up we get in numbers. As if there were a perfect formula for the weight gain of a child or a pregnant woman. As if it really matters whether a person is short or tall. I can’t really remember when they stop measuring your growth against everyone else, but I can’t help but wonder what would happen if they did percentiles for adults. I don’t think people would be so smug about high percentiles for weight then. All in all, I think it’s interesting to see how Cooper measures up physically to other kids, but that’s all. Just interesting. For those wishing to compare your child(ren) for your own self interest, here are Cooper’s 6 month stats:Weight: 14lbs 9.6 oz – 5-10% Height: 26″ – 25% Head Circumference: 17″ – 25%
Obviously when he outgrows his car seat it will probably be due to height, not weight. We’ve got a little string bean on our hands.
P.S. As a side note, it was really funny when the pediatrician told me that Cooper’s proportional height and weight makes him more able to move around. Not like short, fat babies “that sit there like little blobs and can’t do anything as if they were on Jupiter.” That gave me a good laugh.