DD just had her birthday and well check and came in at 34 lbs. and 36 inches tall. The only thing surprising to me was her height, which was about an inch shorter than I thought it would be.
I've been concerned about DD's weight for more than a year now. She has a belly and has never had the slowdown in weight gain or appetite that I've seen described for kids over 2. She has now reversed her percentiles from when she was a year old, which she was in the 75th percentile for height and the 20th percentile for weight.
We feed her very well. Sweets are a once-a-week thing or for special occasions and that includes juice. She drinks water or a cup or two of goat milk a day. We basically follow a TF diet, but in the past few months, I've started to really cut back on butter, buy low-fat goat milk instead of whole, limit cheese, fattier meat, etc. I'm starting to wonder if a) TF really are a good idea for her and b) if something else medically is going on here.
Lately she's been complaining about being hungry all the time. She eats and has always eaten relatively large portions of food with few exceptions. She has seemed more tired than usual, but considering her large appetite, I don't think she has a thyroid issue. I am suspecting a hypoglycemia just based on her fatigue and constant hunger, but I'm already pretty careful to serve a protein at every meal.
I was a very chubby toddler and didn't really thin out until I got to school, so perhaps she just comes by this naturally? I'm not entirely convinced I was fed a particularly good diet when I was young, though. The ped. says we should keep an eye on it, but didn't seem overly concerned, but I am.