She used the adjusted age to compare his height to other kids on the USA growth chart and he's 10th percentile. That's still in the range of normal, although he's dropped from above the 50th. And while he IS very skinny at only 5th percentile for weight (adjusted for prematurity), he has gained a little over two pounds since we arrived in PNG back in June, which is normal weight gain in a five-month period. The pediatrician DOES want him to continue gaining, of course, so we're continuing to add fat to a nutritious diet, and thankfully he's started to like chocolate milk! We add MILO (a Nestlé product I also grew up with in Colombia, South America - yummy!) to his milk along with a little whipping cream and he actually really loves it, so that's a praise! He's also definitely improved appetite-wise since I last posted, so THANK YOU for praying!! We can see good steps in the right direction.
The pediatrician also assessed his development and gave a good report. She particularly commented on his fine motor skills. He also understands and follows directions well.
He is so active, it's no wonder he's so skinny. Tonight instead of reading he wanted to dance and turn circles on the living room rug. He thought he was really funny, and apparently pretty talented too since he gave himself a big "yay!!" cheer.
Cute aside: Tonight in the shower Will asked me to turn the "rain on." :)
Okay, time for pictures:
|David's cute face|
|David being cute again - his hair was sticking up and he has yogurt all over!|
|Gracie, Marcie, Will on a bench loving on each other|
|Hugs are fun!|
|Seth roaring at his lion finger puppets|
|Seth loves puppies of all kinds, even toy ones.|