I don't remember what ds was at 3 months but at his 6 month checkup he weighed 16.5. Apparently that is right about 50 percentile for his age according to the chart they gave me. He looks a slight bit chunk due to the fact that his height is in the 25th percentile. His head is in the 75th percentile on the other hand... which I find kind of funny. So according to the norm he's all sorts of out of porportion. Either way, hes healthy, happy, and plenty cute. He was 7lb 12oz at birth.
My friends baby weighed in at almost 19lbs at his 4 month checkup however. He is a full 2 inches taller than my ds at 2 months younder as well. He doesn't look chunky at all given his height. He's roughly about the size of an 8 or 9 month old baby. Seems healthy though
This makes me feel a lot better.
I was really, really proud of my big healthy boy and my apparently very potent milk (I guess I still am
) until sooo many people started making comments when they found out that no, he's not 7 months old, he's 3 months.
My niece, for example, is only 24 days younger than DS, and she just reached his birth weight. SIL has her on a 4 hour feeding schedule, so that doesn't help, but still...
I've looked at all the charts, and he is well above the 97th percentile on all of them, so I didn't realize there could possibly be other hefty babies like him.
Whoa, okay. When I read your post, I was thinking "wait, what is she worried about? Is that a typo, and he's still 8 lbs?"
Obviously your breastfeeding relationship is going well! You have nothing to worry about at all.
My guy was 8#3oz at birth and 16# at 3 months. He was 18#10oz at his 5 month appt. I think the first 3 months or so, breastfed babies really chunk up, but by a year, they tend to be leaner than formula fed babies, IIRC.
It might also be worth checking out the WHO charts - I use those instead of the CDC charts at my ped's office. http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en/