Potentially Dangerous Growth

Trixie had her one month check-up yesterday and got weighed and measured. She is currently 9lbs. She has increased her mass by almost 50% over the past 30 days! This level of growth astounds me. If she were to maintain this level for a year, she would weigh 779 lbs by age one [see below]. Fortunately, Jennifer has assured me that babies do not maintain geometric growth levels beyond the first month or two. At any rate, she is at the 50th percentile for weight and 95th for height.

Projected Weight Gain Based on First Month

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2 Responses to Potentially Dangerous Growth

  1. It is now a year after our weight scare. Our twins were in the NICU for a month. After the babies were home for a week, we took them for their third weight check. Our pediatrician told us that the babies had not gained any weight. I was terrified that they might have to go back to the NICU for “failure to thrive.” At this point, I started to weight them frequently and record the measurements. In the spirit of sharing baby metrics, I posted those on Sam’s and Claire’s blog. The data include include weight measurements for Sam and Claire. Each has a regression line and a line for an ounce of weight gain a day.

  2. benmac says:

    Sam and Claire: I’m glad everything turned out OK. Thanks for sharing your weight charts 🙂