Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bean is OBESE? Huh?

Huh? Yeah I bet that is exactly what you were thinking. Those are my thoughts exactly. I forgot to post that Bean had his 3 year checkup last week. Well it was at a new pediatrician's office since we just moved.
This pediatrician came highly recommended as he is associated with the children's hospital here. Well when they did Bean's height and weight it was 40 1/4 and 44 pounds respectively.
I figure, not bad. He was 42 pounds at his 2 year check up and about 37 inches.
Well the doctor comes in with that little chart that they graph the weight and height on and said, "Bean fall into the obese category." I was like, "Huh?" I then proceeded to explain to the doctor that Bean has always been a big kid.
Short History - He was 6 weeks early and even then he was 6 pounds 9 ounces. Scary to think if he had been full term!!!!! I would have given birth to a true watermelon. Or a full sized toddler. Lord.
Anyways, Jacob continued to take off after that. He was in 6 month clothing at 4 months and by his first birthday he was in 2T. I account it to my super mom milk. :)
But he is just a tall big 3 year old. He is in 4T now and people tell me he looks 5. No biggie. Now if he was chunky I would have maybe agreed with the doctor. But he is not fat.
So the doctor told me to watch the juice (we are on Fruit 2 O now) and snacks.
I am just shocked. Kids on diets at 3. What is this world coming too? I blame the food makers.


Driving With the Brakes On said...

I sometimes wonder about all of those charts and graphs they use . . . Maren was under 20 pounds at her one-year appointment, which is a slight drop on the graph - but look at the kid! She has rolls and a belly that hangs over her diaper - she is fine!

(P.S. Could you respond to my e-mail address with your e-mail address? I have a bunch of tips I can pass your way for 'getting out there' with your blog!)