Underweight or just small?
I took Marley in for her 1 year appointment yesterday. We waited for 2 hours to see the doctor. Marley WAS healthy going in to the appointment, but I wouldn't be surprised if she came down with something in the next couple of days after spending so much time in that germ-infested office. She weighed 17 pounds and was 28 inches long. This drops her down to the 10th percentile (from the 50th in both categories). The pediatrician wanted to put her on a diet of pedia-sure (sp?) for 30 days and then bring her back in for a weight check. The whole time I was thinking "Have you seen my large stature?" I only weighed 14 pounds at one year, my mother-in-law isn't even 5', and my mother barely hits 5'1". I think my little girl is just small. She already eats like she's not going to get another meal, but I'm going to try to fatten her up and see if we can bring her up on the charts a bit. I am glad that my pediatrician is assertive and wants to be sure that her body is absorbing nutrients correctly, but I am not too concerned.