K just had her 2 month check and she's growing right along. But then I compared her current stats to my other children at 2 months and I was amazed.
K was 10lb 8oz, 20.75" at birth - 12lb 10oz, 23.5" long at 2 months
DD was 8lb 3oz, 20" at birth - 12lb 9.6oz, 22.75" long at 2 months
DS was 8lb 4oz, 20" at birth - 13lb 11 oz, 24" long at 2 months
So I'm noticing that K seems to be falling into her older sister's growth pattern maybe? I never thought she was meant to be so big at birth. I just can't believe that she has "gained" 2lbs since birth and that my son had gained 5 in the same amount of time! WOW!
Any other bigger babies out there and when did they find their growth pattern?
I really don't think K is "slow to grow." I think she is getting on her right growth pattern.
Thanks for any insight,
Breast Cancer Survivor since 2007
DD1 was 7lbs 3oz and 21" long at birth. At 8 1/2 weeks she was 12lbs 4oz and 22.5" long.
DD2 was 7lbs 8oz and 20" long at birth. This week at 10 1/2 weeks she was 12lbs even and almost 24" long.
So DD1 was lighter and longer at birth, but heavier and shorter two months later. One of the reasons I don't put much stock in those growth charts some doctors seem to love so much is that each child seems to have their very own growth pattern and few fit in a perfect curve.
DD2, born at home in the water, March 2010
I realize neither of my girls are big, but I was just replying for two reasons. The first is that both of mine wound up bigger than yours at 2 months, despite being small to average babies, so birth size is really irrelevant, as far as I can tell. The second is that mine were not even close to the same birth weight, but still wound up being close to the same size once they had a few weeks on them.
And I keep re-reading that last paragraph and it sounds like I think we're having some kind of competition to have big 2-month-olds or something. lol Not the case at all. I was just thinking how weird it was that my average sized babies were so big at 6 weeks.
DS1 was 8 lbs 3 oz at birth, 11 lbs 14 oz at 2 months
Avery was 9 lbs 8 oz at birth and 14 lbs 4 oz at his 2 month apt (though my scale at home put him over 15 lbs...)
Soooo, I dunno. Avery's just way out there compared to the other two. I have no idea what to expect.
ETA... both boys were 24 inches at 2 months and DD was 23 3/4 inches at 2 months.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
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