Yesterday, at Kara’s 9-month well check, I found out that she’s 28 inches long and weighs 14 lbs.
This puts her below the 5th percentile for weight, and at about the 50th percentile for length. It’s official, she is a tiny girl, even though she nurses and eats like a champion. She’s still just really small.
She was born almost the exact same weight as my son — 7 pounds and 7 ounces. From that point, she’s just put on weight really slowly, whereas Evan chunked up at a much faster pace. In fact, I swear it seems like Evan was almost twice Kara’s size by the time he was 9-months-old.
Kara’s pediatrician has assured me that she’s growing perfectly, and that she just happens to be petite. She is still nursing 4-5 times a day and eats 3 meals a day with a bedtime snack. She adores solid food, and really eats like a horse.
I have to say that she is just absolutely adorable, and being extra-small kind of accentuates her cuteness even more. She’s still wearing size 6 months clothing for the most part, so she’s going to be able to wear those really cute baby clothes much longer than Evan did.
I’m really curious to know if she’ll continue to be small, or if she’ll hit a growth spurt.
So, Moms, did you have any tiny babies?