Thursday, January 20, 2011

Too Small...

Little M had to go to the pediatrician yesterday. She has been getting immunization shots every four weeks, and happily, she is almost caught up. I hate what this four week regimen does to our girl. Don't get me wrong, I am a believer in getting shots, but I hate that little M can't understand why she needs them. I hate that she thinks I take her to get hurt every four weeks.
I hate how it set us back trust-wise.
Major trust issues, but she won't have rubella...


I don't think I have talked much about our girl's eating habits, but it is a thing to behold. It is kind of like watching the discovery channel, or maybe a war movie. She leaves no man behind. Every grain of rice must be found and devoured. And we are talking about a lot of rice...a lot of everything, really. She will often eat two sandwiches for lunch, as well as yogurt and fruit, and a snack in the afternoon.


The reason I describe our girl's diet? She is small. Despite eating enough for a small village, she has only gained one pound since her heart surgery (and that pound probably went to her beautiful squishy cheeks). This has our pediatrician concerned. Maybe this is just her genetic makeup, and she is just a small girl.


We will be keeping an eye on her growth over the next few months, as well as charting her caloric intake. But maybe our girl is just small. And that's ok.


3 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm a mama to a wee little one. Actually 2 wee little ones, but my littlest daughter is quite tiny. Her doc also "watched" and had us watch and and low and behold, she's still so tiny, 20 lbs on her 2nd birthday, but her growth curve is just as it should be, and it's just the way God made her.
Just wanted to offer another mama who has been there.
Nancy-of the crazy 8s

Proud Mama & Papa said...

Isn't it funny how they can eat and eat and nothing happens? Wish I had that problem. She is just adorable and she is eating - and that is what is important.

I love her dress!

michelle said...

Our daughter is the same way. She isn't on the charts, but is on her own growth curve which is going up slowly. She also has a heart condition.

We saw a nutritionist and she made us keep a 3 day record and calculated all of the calories and our daughter was having enough to eat. And she's like Mackenzie, she eats and eats, but she's also very active, never sits still unless she's sleeping and has lots of bowel movements.

We've given her foods that are high in fat to help her gain weight, but she's still tiny as can be. She's going to be 2 in March and only weighs 19 pounds. We have come to realize that Lexie is exactly the way she should be.

So if Mackenzie eats well and she's healthy, then don't stress too much about it.