My 4 year old is quite tall, much taller than her sister was at her age. She is wearing clothes her sister wore when she was 6 (size 5/6)! She is currently 3'6.5" tall and 47 lbs in weight. Both of those measurements put her at the 97th percentile. Is it likely that she will maintain this growth pattern and be a taller girl when she is older? Basically what I am asking is is childhood height a good indicator of adult height? To provide some perspective my husband is 6'1" and his sister is 5'9". My family is short - I am 5'2", my sister is 5'1", my mom is 5'1" and my dad is 5'9". All of my dad's sisters were under 5'0" tall. My middle child, Olivia, is 7.5 years old and is average size, wearing size 7 clothes. My son, Elijah, is 9 years old and he is average size as well, maybe a bit on the smaller side. He wears size 8 clothes. It doesn't matter to me either way what size any of my kids are, I am just wondering for interest sake! I am constantly being asked why she's not in school and I have to answer, "She's only 4!" Oh, another tidbit of info about my little (big!) girl - she was born at 36 weeks gestation and was 8 lbs 4 oz! Dates were 100% correct (I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks and also was charting) and they said she would have been 10.5-11 lbs if she had gone full term!
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5/19/10 at 12:36am