Monday, November 14, 2011

Thin vs. Skinny

I have always hated being called "skinny," so I'm making sure to correct people when they, with good intentions, use this word to describe Louisa.  She's had an interesting journey - heading southeast on the growth chart during the past 6 months.  When I was in school studying nutrition, I'm pretty sure I was taught that there is no need to be concerned unless a baby drops from one percentile line to the one below (from the 90th percentile to the 75th percentile, for example).  BUT, now I have this sweet, healthy little baby who has gone from the 75th to the 50th to the 21st at 2, 4, and 6 months...and I am not concerned at all. She loves to eat and has recently started eating solid foods (apples, pears, sweet potato, oats, acorn squash and plain yogurt).  In the past 2-3 weeks her spit-up has decreased too!  Lou's doctor was not concerned either.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised by Lou's body type even at this early age...I guess she takes after her THIN mom and dad :)

Here's a video from the latest doctor's appointment.  I decided against video taping her immunizations since they would make you sad.  I was amazed to see some videos on YouTube of babies getting shots!  Seems cruel.

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