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Haeden had his check up today. He weighs 32.8lbs and is 38.5 inches tall. They told me this put him in the 50th and 75th percentiles (side note: I was looking for the stat thread and found this: "Alex had his check up yesterday. He weighs 32.4lbs (57th%) and he is 38" tall (62%)." Kinda funny how that is different from what I was told?!)
Anyway, although the stats are fine, Haeden only gained 8oz since last year. The doc wants us to start giving him carnation instant breakfast with his milk in the mornings and the evenings to make him gain weight. I found it a little odd since he eats well and is just constantly on the move. So much so that people always comment on how he never sits still (strangers even) and I have thought to myself on several occasions that I sure hope he isn't going to have ADHD. Also, his Dad has always been naturally very thin (why wasn't I blessed with that gene?).
Also of note is that the doc suggested giving him something that will soften his #2 or make him go. He thinks that maybe he is having a hard time going and that could be why he doesn't want to do #2 on the potty consistently.
Haeden haaaates the doc office and as soon as our name is called he becomes very uncooperative. We had to hold him down just to be able to measure him and I have to hold him while the doc checks him out. Fun!
He sounds healthy/normal to me! I say if he's eating a good amount, and a well balanced diet, and he is otherwise over-all healthy, there is no reason to get hung up on numbers and start feeding him crap just to force his body to do something it isn't already naturally doing... but I'll admit; I'm quite the rebel when it comes to listening to recommendations given on behalf of my child and diet.. I feel that we as moms know our children best, and if something goes against my inner being, well, I just don't think it's right..
Anyway, BE is the same way around Dr's. It's always a fun experience! (note the sarcasm) Lol!