Although I don't know that now that Parker is 3, this is so obligatory anymore. Eh – at least I will have it written down somewhere so I won’t forget.
Parker had her 3 year appointment on Friday. She did a great job, for the first time in quite a while. Ever since she had all that testing done when she was little, she has been freaked out about the doctor. Maybe that is all behind us. I think it helped that there weren’t any vaccines!
Anyway. Our “little” girl is 39inches tall and weighs 36 pounds with her clothes on. That puts her in the 88th percentile for height and 89th for weight (Uh-oh! Weight has now surpassed height! I’m gonna go ahead and blame her jeans!) She is also in the 75th percentile for BMI, which I don’t really understand. The doctor said at P’s age, she just wants them under the 90th percentile, but what I don’t get is how it is figured. If she’s 88th and 89th for height and weight, wouldn’t that translate to approximately the same percentile for BMI? I dunno. It’s confusing, but the doctor says she is good. Here’s hoping it stays that way!
Only 12% of kids her age are taller than her and only 11% of kids her age are heavier than her. However, not all kids who are in the 88th percentile for weight are also in the 89th percentile for height, so the numbers won't be the same for BMI. If you go to the CDC website, they have some more information on BMI and growth charts if you are interested.
I can't believe she's already 3! :)
I look forward to when she's 16 and you're posting that info... I'm sure she'll appreciate it. ;) QB
Super Big Girl! Most important is that she's healthy!
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