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I have A.J's 2 1/2 year check up scheduled for next month.. Can't wait to see how much he has grown.. I know weight wise, he is still the same. He was weighed a few weeks ago. I'd like to know his height. I'm guessing 32.5 inches now. He's barely starting to fit into 24 months.
Our doc doesn't do a 2.5 year appt either. But I had Liam in for measurements last week because we went to the immediate care place for strep and the doctor mentioned that Liam was overweight. You coulda knocked me over with a feather, it never crossed my mind. So I called his doc and she said she would check his measurements again and we could talk about it if he was. Turns out, she said she has "no clue what growth chart they were using" because Liam is not at all overweight. He has always been bulky (big ole barrel chest, certainly some bigger bones), but that he is not even close to the overweight line. So anyway...that long story was to say that we sorta had one, since that overweight thing was my only concern. And he is very healthy otherwise. Lol.
At A.J's 2 year measurement, they started to do BMI charting.. This tells the doctor if they are over weight.. Basically height and weight are looked at as one, verses separately..
A.J is average for BMI.. Perfect.. For his height and weight..
I think what happened was the immediate care doc glanced at the charts and saw that Liam was higher on the weight than height. Which is till true (72 vs. 62). Basically looking at them separately like you said. But that doesn't translate to being overweight on BMI charts, kwim? It puts him above the 50th percentile for BMI, but to be overweight they have to be above the 85th. And Liam is not close to that line at all (70th).
But I really want to avoid Liam being overweight, since DHs family is really quite large and unhealthy. Even DH has a good 50 pounds to lose before being in the normal weight range for his height. So with him being genetically inclined, it worried me. I at least wanted the doc on notice if we were headed that way, so she could track it. And so I could work harder on getting him to a healthy weight.
But anyway....now that I got the thread totally off track...