Originally Posted by bananabee
Just came home from a doctor appt...my DD's 2 yr check up. She weighed in at 22 lbs 15 oz, she is 32 1/2 inches tall, and her head circumference is 48cm.
Mind you, this was right after lunch and drinking about 8 oz of water, diaper was off, and right before we left, she pooped in the potty (yippee!!). So, c'mon! She easily could have lost a pound and a half before walking out the door. Now I wish I had asked them to re-weigh her.
The doctor wrote her numbers down for me, with percentiles, told me she was concerned about her weight gain, and almost refused to sign the WIC paper that allows DD to keep getting whole milk after she turned 2.
Fyi, I am 115 lbs, and have never been heavy except while breastfeeding AND drinking milkshakes every day. I lose weight unless I consciously eat to gain. She is a high energy child, very active, good sleeper, and not a big eater unless she REALLY likes something AND she's very hungry. So odd.
Anyway, for height, she is in the 10%, weight 25%, and head circ 75%. She just turned 2. Even if her weight is accurate, it sounds to me like she's probably due for a height growth spurt any day now. We go back in 6 mos, so we shall see. I'll make an earlier appt then and she'll probably be too skinny based on her height and they'll want me to butte everything she eats.
What do you mamas think?
Also, her iron today was 11.6, and at 1 yr old it was just under 11, but the WIC office sent that info to her previous doctor, and he had a COW that I was "still" breastfeeding and she was not eating a ton of solids. He stressed that low iron could affect her intelligence and me breastfeeding her was having a negative impact on her appetite (nevermind that we didn't have air conditioning and it was 100 degrees much of that summer...so not like I was going to be cooking), but was reluctant to give her an iron supplement. That, and other things like the fact he refused to test her lead levels even though we had only lived in homes built in the 1930s, AND the fact her iron had been slightly low...
Mind-boggling considering he tested my best friend's two children at 1 yr and they lived in a nice new house, ate meat, fish, tons of beans, lots of veggies, etc. But when I asked him to test DD based on my concerns, he brushed me aside saying "Did she eat any old paint recently?" Then when I thought she had strep, he treated her for thrush, then told me if it didn't go away, she probably had DIPTHERIA!!
So we switched doctors at HIS request (not that I would ever have gone back there). And finally, after a year of having wacky insurance issues, we finally got established with a new doctor, and I think she's good, but I get the feeling she thinks I'm a little nuts already...wanting to keep a TWO YEAR OLD on whole milk instead of 2%. Yeah, crazy. Not wanting to vax my TWO YEAR OLD who has barely been sick ever, but who has more than likely inherited my autoimmune issues, one of which is narcolepsy, and now there is actual research going on since the last couple of years have shown surges in the occurrence of narcolepsy in children 4 yrs old to 19 yrs old Scandinavia who received the Pandremix swine flu vaccine...which is causing a real tizzy in the autoimmune world of research. When I shared that with the doctor, she basically said that it sounded made up. I've been told in the past that I surprise people with how much smarter I am than they thought at first impression, so maybe that is part of the issue.
When I said I wanted to wait on vaxing until more research came out because narcolepsy has a devastating effect on a person's life, she said "Well, so does polio." I hate it when doctors are so sure of themselves. Is she going to go look up what I talked about? Nope. She'll go to bed tonight thinking to herself, "No wonder that crazy single narcoleptic mom is divorced."