Incase you were wondering, ped update for Simon

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Incase you were wondering, ped update for Simon

Hi ladies
I just realized I never let you know what came of the ped appt with Simon. I dont think anyways. LOL!

Well the ped just says he's huge and it's genetic and there's not much we can do about it. He is "overfat" but even if he lost say 10 lbs of fat, which is huge for someone his age, he'd still be way off the weight chart. He's just big! His shoulders are wider then the neighbour's son who is 4, and his head measures the size of an average 5 year old. He is wearing 4T pajamas and the length fits.

So, the ped just said he is going to be a big big boy. I did a height predictor online (not reliable or for sure I know) but predicted him to be 6'6". My greatgrand father was 6'7" and all of the men on my Dad's side (except my Dad for some reason) are well over 6 feet. and not just tall, but big husky men. Guess Simon just got those genes.

So, yea. No health problems thankfully, he's just a big big boy! Ouch my back! Lol Oh, but he definitely loves food though and is like i said, overfat, but not to a degree that the pedi is overly worried.

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So are they going to check his stats again in the future? I just pray he stays healthy with his size, whether bigger or smaller child.

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Yes they are keeping an eye on him, but the ped thinks we cant do much right now except portion control and healthy food, which we're doing. He says once he reaches 2 we can really cut back on fat consumption (like giving skim milk etc,) but that for now for brain development fat is important.

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I am so glad you gave an update. Sounds like big men run in your family. I'm glad the ped isn't worried.

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

I just pray he stays healthy with his size, whether bigger or smaller child.

Agreed. Big or small its just important that he's healthy.

As for your doc telling you that there's nothing you can do because its genetic, that's just not true. His genes might make maintaining a healthy weight more challenging but it certainly doesn't mean he's fated to be "over fat" for the rest of his life. It drives me nuts when MDs try to use genetics as an excuse for their inability to provide useful solutions. There is a lot of new research out there (just read a bunch today, actually) about the interplay between genes that influence weight and the environment. If you're not satisfied with your doc's answer, I might be able to give you the names of pediatric researchers who are working on cutting edge research that might just make it easier for Simon to stay healthy.

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Glad the doctor was ok with his weight.
I just hope he stays healthy too. That would worry me. Do all the men on your side of the family live long healthy lives? That would be the most important thing for me..
Dh's entire family has heart issues. He even at 22 started with the high blood pressure. Same as his dad who died in his 40's. So, that scares me when it comes to my kids.
I know how it is when it comes to weight and your kid. Trevor is freaking tiny! No matter what he eats, he is just so tiny. He was a tiny baby though. I remember him being my little peanut. So... it can be hard. You just have to trust that your doing what you can for him and hope that helps.. glad to hear he is healthy and fine!! Smile

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Glad to hear you didn't get any bad news!!! Keep doing what you're doing mama and don't give up just concentrate on keeping him healthy. He's SOOOOO tall that there's no way he'd ever be the weight of most kids though. ((hugs))

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im glad you got reassurance. if you still question at all then theres no harm in 2nd opinion. you sound like you are doing everything right and at least hes proportionate rather than just being large in one area. is there like a plan of action as to how often they will monitor him or anything like that? thanks for the update!

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I'm glad to hear that he is healthy! That is the most important part indeed. I bet he will be super tall like you mentioned.

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Oh I mean genetic as in big and tall. he agrees he has no much fat stores and we're going to work on that. I just mean, that even if he was lean, due to his build, he would still be off the weight chart because he's so wide and tall.

All the men on my Dad's side are very healthy thankfully! Smile No heart disease, diabetes or cancer. Everyone has died in their 90s, except my grandfather, but he smoked.

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

So are they going to check his stats again in the future? I just pray he stays healthy with his size, whether bigger or smaller child.

Yes, this!

Just out of curiousity, how tall is he?

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We are seeing the ped again in 2 weeks (a month since his last). He wanted us to keep a detailed food diary and then reweigh. I know he doesnt get tons. When I have friends with LOs here, he doesnt eat more/worse then them, and he's often double their size. But I understand he wants to make sure he is eating healthy.

He's close to 38 inches now. He is sooooo hard to measure since he always cries when they try to do it at the doctors. I've tried here but he just doesnt hold still much. But over 37 for sure.

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i'm glad to hear he is healthy! you must be so relieved that the ped isn't worried

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"KittyRN" wrote:

Oh I mean genetic as in big and tall. he agrees he has no much fat stores and we're going to work on that. I just mean, that even if he was lean, due to his build, he would still be off the weight chart because he's so wide and tall.

All the men on my Dad's side are very healthy thankfully! Smile No heart disease, diabetes or cancer. Everyone has died in their 90s, except my grandfather, but he smoked.

That is awesome! Well, sounds like you are on it. Glad the doctor is keeping such good track of everything too.