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post #41 of 54
I grew over an inch in my senior year of high school, so at 17.
post #42 of 54
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I was about 5'7" when I started menstruating (age 12). When I graduated high school I was 5'10" ...
This sounds similar to me, except that I didn't keep growing after high school. I'm just under 5'10".

My 10yo is now 5'2" tall and weighs 120 lbs. The doctor said she is in "stage 2" of puberty since she has beginning breasts and pubic hair. She had a small spot of blood from her vagina a few months back but still hasn't started menstruating.

When I told her that I only grew about 2-3 inches after starting my period, she became quite upset and went from wanting to start "yesterday" to wanting to hold off for a while so she can get taller than me.

Back when she was a toddler, I used some chart to calculate her prospective height and it showed her final height as about 6'3" tall, and she has always been thrilled to be so tall, and has looked forward to getting taller than me. She is very upset at the thought of just being "average" height.

I am thrilled that she's always loved being a tall girl. I hated being tall when I was a kid, and used to worry that I'd never stop growing and would end up being 8 feet tall or something. But, at the same time, I don't understand why she's so negative about the thought of being medium height or even shorter than average.

I guess she's just so used to perceiving herself as "the tallest" in her group. Many of her friends just come to about her shoulders.
post #43 of 54

I am 5'1 and I stopped growing pretty much at 12, started my period at around 11. My daughter was 4'8" in the 6th grade, but grew 6 inches in 1 year!! She started her period at age 13 and basically stopped growing, she is about 5'2" 1/2". My son is 18 and is at about 5'7". My husband is 5' 9" and his mother was very short. I used the growth formulas and they were pretty much accurate as far as my kids were concerned. My daughter seems to have stopped growing but I think my son will grow another inch or two.  BTW..my stepmother grew 4 inches at age 19, so not all girls stop growing when they start their periods. And I have read that boys can grow till age 25.

post #44 of 54

I am 5'1 and I stopped growing pretty much at 12, started my period at around 11. My daughter was 4'8" in the 6th grade, but grew 6 inches in 1 year!! She started her period at age 13 and basically stopped growing, she is about 5'2" 1/2". My son is 18 and is at about 5'7". My husband is 5' 9" and his mother was very short. I used the growth formulas and they were pretty much accurate as far as my kids were concerned. My daughter seems to have stopped growing but I think my son will grow another inch or two.  BTW..my stepmother grew 4 inches at age 19, so not all girls stop growing when they start their periods. And I have read that boys can grow till age 25.

post #45 of 54
I grew 1.5 inches after high school. Started my period when I was 15.
post #46 of 54

Mammal_mama, my DD has been the same--always the tallest and enjoying it immensely, and has been off the charts for height her whole life.

 

At 10 years old she is 5'4" and 100lbs.  She started her period at the beginning of summer, and while she is not having 4" growth spurts all at once anymore, in looking at her feet and hands I think she probably has another few inches in her.  She's already taller than me, DH's sister, and DH's mom (I don't have any real info on my bio family other than birthparents who were both quite short, she's taller than the heights I have on record for them too).  All of the "predictors" had her at 5'11" to 6'+ but I really don't see that happening.  I think she'll be around 5'6" or maybe if she's lucky 5'7", which is pretty incredible since right now she is the tallest female in the entire extended family.
 

post #47 of 54
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Wow, this is an old thread!  FWIW, dd just turned 14 and has gotten taller than I would have expected.  She is 5'5.5".  Next to her dad, there is very little, if any height difference and she towers over all of the other women on both sides of the family.  My younger one, who will be 12 very soon, seems more destined for typical height in our family.  She's 4'7" at the moment, although I'm quite sure that she'll grow more.  She is still wearing a size 2.5 in children's shoes, though, so the smaller feet do lend toward me expecting that she won't grow as much as her sister did.

post #48 of 54

Nothing wrong with being average height, much easier to find nice looking clothes  :)

post #49 of 54

This is an old thread! I looked back and when my dd was almost 12 she was 5' 3.5".  She's now almost 14 and 5' 6.5" or a little more.  I don't think she's hit 5'7" yet.  People say she's caught my height until I stand up straight - I'm 5'8".  LOL  Her growth has definitely slowed.  She was about 4'10" at 10 turning 11, so 5.5 inches of growth for 2 years and now 3 inches of growth the next 2 years.  She started her period at 11, but then didn't have another until 12.5.  I don't think she is quite done growing yet. 

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Nothing wrong with being average height, much easier to find nice looking clothes  :)

I certainly don't think that dd minds.  She and I are proud of our status as the family "giants" lol although she has a lot of friends who are truly tall to keep her grounded in the fact that she isn't really tall.  I think that the only time it bothers her a bit is when she's vacationing with my mom's side of the family.  For instance, she was at the beach with my mom (5'), her younger sister (two years younger and 4'7") and her cousin (11 months younger and 4'11"-ish) this summer and I believe that she did feel a bit big compared to their tininess, but I believe that she's aware that they're the small ones in reality, not that she's actually really tall or big boned.  She's actually quite thin too.

post #51 of 54
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My eldest DD, 20, is 5'8" and feels she stopped growing around 18/19. It was that final inch, she was 5'7" by 15. DD #2 will be thirteen at the end of September and is about 5'1'', (DD #1 was quite a bit taller at that age), and is in early puberty (I guess she is a late bloomer), and I am sure she has some growing left, but I doubt she will be as tall as her sister.

 

As this is an old thread I thought I would update my DDs' heights. At 22 DD #1 is 5'9' and at 15 (yesterday!) DD#2 is a couple of inches shorter than her big sis, so around 5'7" (still no period),

post #52 of 54
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Wow, this is an old thread!  FWIW, dd just turned 14 and has gotten taller than I would have expected.  She is 5'5.5".  Next to her dad, there is very little, if any height difference and she towers over all of the other women on both sides of the family.  My younger one, who will be 12 very soon, seems more destined for typical height in our family.  She's 4'7" at the moment, although I'm quite sure that she'll grow more.  She is still wearing a size 2.5 in children's shoes, though, so the smaller feet do lend toward me expecting that she won't grow as much as her sister did.

well since we are on the subject...

 

i wonder 

 

about diet. does your older dd prefer and eats more protein than your younger dd?

 

it just might be genetics, but i wonder.

post #53 of 54

I grew my last inch during my freshman year of College.

post #54 of 54
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well since we are on the subject...

 

i wonder 

 

about diet. does your older dd prefer and eats more protein than your younger dd?

 

it just might be genetics, but i wonder.

Not at all.  Dd12 eats entire cans of beans as a snack - lol!  Dd14 was vegan for the first few years of her life, then strict o/l veggie until about two years ago when she went vegan again and, while she eats tofu and various forms of protein (as does dd12), she probably eats less protein than her younger sister overall.  Dd12 was o/l veggie pretty much her whole life, was breastfed longer than dd14, has become vegan in the past year, and really eats a lot of high protein foods with frequency (loves tempeh, beans, seitan, etc.).  She's grown about four inches in the past year, but I suspect that's her hitting that growth spurt age more than anything.  I think that she's put on a little more height since my last post and may be 4'8" now.  I'm kind of expecting her to be similar in size to my mom (5') or maybe an inch or so taller.

 

Really dd14 and I are quite tall in our family.  She and I are the only two women for generations on either side of the family who are over 5'1".  Heck, she's even taller than her paternal grandfather by nearly two inches!  Unless vegan diets make you tall (I'm vegan too), which I truly don't think is supported by research, I'm just going with random recessive "tall" genes for the two of us.

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