Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
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I'll to measure my kids heads tomorrow...but in general Janelle (will be 5 in september, and I guess is typical...I don't especially like that term.) has a tiny head, always has, back when the ped measured it it was always just slightly lower than her weight (3rd% is as high as she has ever gotten in weight) on the charts (so umm, not on the charts), he hasn't measured it since she turned 3 though. She wears a size 6-12 month hat from gymboree/janie and jack. Kincaid(turned 3 in March, is epileptic, ASD, cognitive delays, gross and fine motor delays supposedly, SID/SPD) has a big head, though closer to average now. It started out 50th% (just like his weight, his height started out 95th%), then it dropped off the charts at the same time that his weight went off the charts in the other direction...and then it started getting bigger as his weight started falling...at 6 months old he was at the 75th% for both measurements, at 12 months old he was in the like 50th% for weight and his head was off the charts big...it stayed that way till 2, and then it started leveling out again...the last time all 3 were measured he was in the 85th% for height, 75% for head circ., and 20th% for weight.
His neurologist has watched his head growth carefully, but he's had many cat scans, mri's, eegs, and even an ultrasound of his birth mark that is on his head and there is nothing "wrong"...I mean, he is epileptic, but that seems completely unrelated to both the weird growth pattern and the size of his head.
Jillian wife to Ryan and mommy to Janelle Ashlynn (9/09/2002), Kincaid Chance (3/29/2004), Travis Neil (8/13/2007) and River Anderson (5/02/2009).