Log In Sign Up

My DD is still so small!

Forum: FTT and Weight Gain Issues


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To FTT and Weight Gain Issues LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
January 16th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Katiesmom's Avatar Regular
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 57
Hi everyone, haven't been able to come around for awhile, been very busy with work. I don't get a chance to come on the boards anymore. But I just wanted some input...

My DD Katie will be 3 in April. She is still very small-- only 24 lbs and 32 inches. She still doesn't eat great but we give her Pediasure and Carnation Instant Breakfast. Her bloodwork comes back mostly normal. The only thing that is usually off is her C02 Levels, which she takes medication for. One time one of her liver enzymes came back somewhat elevated, but the doctor said it was probably nothing and to check it in a couple months.

So anyway, does anyone else have a DC this small? I am so worried she's not going to grow. She saw a pedi endocronologist a year ago, he thinks she might have constutional growth delay but wanted to wait until she was 3 to MAYBE to hormone/bone age testing.

Reply With Quote
January 16th, 2008, 03:28 PM
frgsonmysox's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Offutt AFB, NE
Posts: 19,799
Send a message via AIM to frgsonmysox Send a message via MSN to frgsonmysox Send a message via Yahoo to frgsonmysox
Hi My daughter is 17 months and only 16 lbs 12 oz. They said at the rate she is growing she will hit 20 lbs by the age of 3. So far they haven't done much testing, they just keep talking about it.
~Beth~ Wife to my Airman Chris, and mommy to: Anthony Nathaniel (8/31/04), Anastasia Fae (8/01/06), Baby C (lost on 10/12/07), David Cillian (7/31/08), Charles George (4/29/10), and Alan Christopher (2/22/12)

My BLOG - A Day In The Life of a Freg (it's a little bit of everything!)
Reply With Quote
January 17th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 13,269
hi laura...i was thinking about you guys the other day.

brandon hasn't gained anything in a few months but has been cleared by all his doctors. he was 23.5lbs in sept and still weighs that, he'll be 3 in september. they didn't tell me what he should be gaining at this point and i'm not stressed about it but it would seem like he'd gain *something* over the last few months. he's as active as ever but still a super small eater. some days are better than others. i don't know what to really think either...sorry, i'm no help.
Reply With Quote
January 19th, 2008, 07:52 PM
AnnaBananasMom's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 14,475
When Anna stopped eating, the concern was that her growth would be stunted as well. At the time, she wasn't getting even half the calories she was supposed to get. Do you think your daughter is getting enough? If you are concerned that it might be more complicated than that, I would push for those tests. I don't know what CO2 levels are related to. Your daughter's weight is probably the same as what DD will be at 3, but she is already the same height at 20 months.
Rosalie, Mommy to Anna (05/06) and Thomas (10/08)

Video Montage of Anna's First Year
Reply With Quote
January 25th, 2008, 10:00 PM
twingirls52905's Avatar loving my new baby boy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 20,461
Send a message via Yahoo to twingirls52905
Hi Laura! One of my twins has always been small. Isabelle was born weighing 2lbs 9os. She will be 3 in May and only weighs 22-23 lbs. It seems like your dd is about the same as my dd. We are concerned about it, more than the doctors. We try to give her PediaSure (and Carnation some) to help boost her calorie intake.

Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0