Friday, January 11, 2008

Vital statistics

In February 2005, Huckle weighed 29 pounds and was 34 inches tall.

In November of 2006, Huckle weighed 36 pounds and was 36 inches tall.

In December of 2007, Huckle weighed 45 pounds (winter clothes) and was 43 inches tall.

Is it common for kids to grow barely at all from 18 to 39 months (this was his first time in foster care, then 4 months of reunification), then grow 7 inches in a year, or is something strange?

6 comments:

Yondalla said...

I don't know how common it is, but I have seen it happen in non-foster kids.

Did you know that Roland (aka "Hubby") did day care for three years? He got one two year old girl who hadn't grown in a year. Her parents were very health conscious and really ... um ... healthy food.

She came to our house and started getting regular kid food: mac & cheese, smooth peanut butter, soft wheat bread, pre-sweetened yogurt, etc. She started eating and shot up fast.

CA Momma said...

When my little one finally came home he grew shiny blonde hair and 3 sizes in a month. A little food and a lot of love go a long way.

Tudu said...

My son didn't gain a pound for the last 2 years in care and when he came to us he has started growing like a weed. Our ped said it happens alot b/c they aren't fed well or just don't have the will to thrive until they feel like things are stable. Very sad.

Mary said...

Yup. Two of our kids shot up 15 pounds and 8 inches in the first year. Now they've leveled off, but it was pretty cool watching them blossom like that.

Maggie said...

It's amazing isn't it? You'd think it would hurt to grow that fast. Slugger has pants that fit him on the first day of school and now they're a good two inches too short. And his soccer cleats didn't even last one season.

FatcatPaulanne said...

My youngest son wore a 4T at the age of 7 but by the age of 8 wore size 8-10. I felt like I was buying clothes all the time for a while there.