Our little "Weed" never ceases to amaze us! We met with Emily's nutritionist today and we have the latest stats:
Weight - 27 lbs. 4 oz.
Height - 35 inches
She is near the 75th percentile for weight and holding steady at 90th for height. Her height for weight remains pretty constant hovering around 50th percentile - which is good. Extra weight is not helpful for a kid who already struggles with moving.
Did you catch that? My daughter(who is not even 2 yet), is almost 3 feet tall! What on earth will we do when she is 7 feet tall and we have to take her to kindergarten? I am pretty sure she won't fit at the little desks and tables!
Seriously, we are so thankful that she is healthy and growing. For most kids with CP, gaining weight is a challenge, eating is a challenge, and digestion problems are usually part of the deal. Those things, as well as other issues, can cause doctors to use a label that no one wants to hear: failure to thrive. Far too often, kids with CP are labeled in this way. We are thankful that we haven't had to worry about that with Emily. She is getting the right amount of calories through her g-tube and baby food/oatmeal. Clearly, it is working for her.
Now, I just have to start lifting weights to keep up with her!