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


  1. Hmm, well, she did grow an inch and a half so maybe she was just concentrating on height and not weight or something.
    Frustrating that they don't listen about her ankles. :/

  2. I don't know what to make of the weight loss either. I know when Alia had a similar issue with weight, her nutritionist suggested adding avocado into as many foods as possible - or just giving it to her straight up. Adding it to green beans was an easy one. She also said to give her lots of sweet potatoes and higher carb foods, just not sugary foods. Sorry I can't be more help.

  3. When they get mobile, then the weight loss slows. Madi never lost, but she also stalled for like 6 months, then gained, then stalled for 6 months. She's always on the lowest side of the curve. Army crawling and walking with HKFOs is just really hard work.