Tuesday, May 10, 2011

12 Month Checkup

Today Kaitlyn had her 12 month well check.  Overall I guess it went fine, I am confused though on what to do about her weight...

Today's Stats:

5/10/11- 12 month check up
Weight: 16 lbs, 5 oz
Height: 28 inches long
Head: 44 cm

As you can see below, her 9 month old check up she weighed 16lb 9oz and that was without clothes, today's weigh in was WITH clothes and she's lost weight. :/ She is dropped now on the chart the last 2 visits, she's down in the 10th percentile.  I just don't know what to do, she eats, not perfectly all the time but when shes hungry she eats. She eats 3 regular meals a day and has several snacks as well plus juice and water and formula (now will be starting whole milk) daily.  I just want to cry.  As if we don't have enough things going on in our lives, lets add another.  Anyone have advice, please share.

Not only that but I am very worried about her ankles, the ped, doesn't seem to get it. I am glad we go see Dr. Wellons in June. I hope he can give me some answers.  Kaitlyn isn't walking yet, which is fine, I am not even stressing about that. She pulls up just fine, cruises the furniture a little, and can put the weight on her feet, but her ankles turn on the side. A LOT.  I thought putting shoes on would help correct it a bit, but she still turns her foot. It can be a sandal, tennis shoe, doesn't matter, she still does it.

I know it looks like because she is turned she has her ankles turned, but that is not the case.  She does this a lot and often walks on them that way, which kind of makes her walk sideways a bit.  :( I feel so helpless, I am mad that the doctors don't seem to be listening when I talk about her ankles and such but damn it, they will listen when I go to UAB this time.

Next post will be a happier one, her 1st Birthday post, coming soon.

Previous Stats:

8/20/10-2 month check up (she's 3.5 months at this visit)
Weight 11 lbs, 12 oz 
Height: 23.5 inches long
Head: 40.5 cm

10/1/10-4 month check up (she's almost 5 months at this visit)
Weight 13 lbs, 4 oz 
Height: 24 inches
Head: 41.5 cm
12/9/10 - 7 month check up (7 months old)
Weight: 15lbs 3oz
Height: 25.75 inches
Head: 42.5 cm

2/22/11- 9 month check up
Weight: 16lbs 9ozs
Height: 26.5 inches
Head: 43.5 cm

5/10/11- 12 month check up
Weight: 16 lbs, 5 oz
Height: 28 inches long
Head: 44 cm