Aside from the shots, the 15 month checkup last Friday was easy compared to our last few. Our pediatrician said she’s done all the testing she can and thinks it’s probably genetics (though we still have the specialist appointments next week) so there isn’t a lot left to say.
Height: 28 inches
1.49 percentile CDC
1 percentile WHO
Weight: 17 lbs. 2.4 oz.
0.14 percentile CDC
3 percentile WHO
The printouts from the doctor give me exact percentiles to 100th of a percent on CDC and a plotted chart for WHO. I have to look up numbers on WHO charts so they aren’t as exact.
The height is a huge jump! She’d pretty much fallen off the chart before. I knew she must have grown since she recently stopped walking under the dining room table after hitting her head constantly.
Weight is right on track. At least on the WHO charts, she’s stayed right along that 3rd percentile line most of her life.
So the numbers are in and still low. Until next week, there’s nothing more to do.
Big Smart Head
Despite her small stature, this little kid has got a good head on her shoulders. Head circumference is 40th percentile; a healthy size head, without being huge. All the better for that big little brain that has her developmentally hitting milestones they don’t look for until 18-24 months. Dancing, pointing out her nose, ears, and other body parts, and her vocabulary and beginning to string words together occasionally, to name just a few.
In fact, she’s always been ahead of the curve developmentally. The only real challenges have been skills affected by height. Stairs took a bit long to master, for example. When her peers started climbing down, she still had to jump down each step.
As long as I have to deal with the extra doctors appointments for her size, I’ll take the pleasure of hearing them tell me my child is quite smart.
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