I was amazed at how fast babies grow back during the first month, and I remain amazed today. Even though that remarkable growth quickly tapered off and stabilized to a smooth curve, it’s still astounding to me.
Trixie almost tripled her birth weight over the past year. That’s not something you or I would want to attempt. (It would put me at around 550 lbs.) And she increased her height by 50%, which worked out to almost an inch per month. Who hasn’t wanted to be an inch or two taller? But 10.25″? That’s pretty crazy.
All along she has been in the 50th percentile for weight and toward the top end (80%-95%) for height. Here’s a look at the numbers:
|Weight and Height Measurements for First Year|
|Event||Date||Weight||% of Birth Weight||Height||% Height Increase|
|Left hospital||8/2/03||6lbs 2oz||92%||–||–|
|First doctor’s visit||8/4/03||6lbs 4oz||93%||–||–|
|2 week||8/13/03||7lbs 1oz||106%||–||–|
|3 week||8/22/03||7lbs 11oz||115%||–||–|
|2 month||10/2/03||10lbs 13oz||162%||23.25″||16%|
|4 month||12/3/03||13lbs 2oz||196%||25.25″||26%|
|6 month||2/4/04||15lbs 1oz||225%||27.75″||39%|
|9 month||5/3/04||17lbs 9oz||263%||28.25″||41%|
|12 month||8/2/04||19lbs 11oz||294%||30.25″||51%|