Daniel had his 4 month well visit yesterday. (Side note, how is he 4 months old already?!) He is healthy and growing.
Here are the stats:
Weight: 14 lbs 9 1/2 oz
Height: 25 inches
Head size: 16 1/4 inches
I think I mentioned before that there are different growth charts for kids with Down syndrome. This is because kids with Down syndrome tend to be shorter than typical children and tend to have smaller than average heads. I got a copy of the Down syndrome growth charts from the Sie Center, so I’m hand charting on those (and my pediatrician is hand charting on her own copy) but the printouts from the pediatrician’s office will continue to be on the regular growth charts. That means I can compare! Fun game for me! Here’s how it compares this time around:
Weight: 43% 75%
Height: 53% 75%
Head size: 24% 75%
That’s typical growth charts on the left, Down syndrome growth charts on the right. There’s a little more guesstimating on the Down syndrome charts since I did them by hand, but he’s right on the same growth curve as he was at the Sie Center at 3 months. So, he’s average to small compared to typical kids, and relatively big compared to other kids with Down syndrome.
He’s actually about the same size Will was at this age, you know, minus the giant sized head. The pediatrician even commented on how much Daniel looks like and is built like Will.