HAPPY AND WORRIED AT THE SAME TIME

ROSANA - posted on 12/13/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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HI LADIES I HAVE A CONCERN I HAVE A ALMOST FIVE MONTH OLD BABY GIRL AND ALREADY IS 17LBS 261/2 INCH TALL AND ALSO HAVE HER BOTTOM TWO TEETH AM HAPPY TO SEE THAT SHE GROWING GOOD BUT AT THE SAME TIME AM WORRIED THAT SHE IS GROWING TO FAST I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A 10 MONTH OLD INTEED OF A 5 MONTH OLD EVERYBODY KEEPS TELLING ME THAT SHE IS TOO BIG AND TO CHUBBY FOR HER AGE AND IT SCARES ME BUT AT THE SAME TIME SHE WAS A BIG GIRL SINCE BIRTH SHE WAS 8LB 2OZ WHE SHE WAS BORN.... AND ALSO SHE IS SO STRONG SHE HOLDS HER HEAD UP ALREADY SHE DONT LIKE TO BE LAYING DOWN AND I BOUGHT HER A JUMPER AND SHE ABSOLUTLY LOVE IT OMG AM I BEING A SCARED MOM OR WHAT???

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Megan - posted on 12/14/2009

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Not big what so ever. My sone was 7.4 when he was born and at 3 months he was 17.8 lbs and 26 1/2 inches long. he is a chubby baby. We call him bubba. I also got him a jumperoo at 3 months and he took control of that thing and jumped like crazy just at 3 months He is a little over 4 months now I think he is close to 19 lbs and still is loving his jumperoo. My daughter was smaller than him at this age and I remember everyone calling her chubby too. i don't know why every one has their comments about chubby babies. I would rather want a chubby healthy baby than a skinny baby. My son is also getting teeth too. Every baby grow differently and advances differently just tell those people no she is 5 months and as smart as a 10 month lol :) Nothing wrong with her what so ever. She is a CUTIE!!!!!! My sons also holds his head up very well and can almost sit up by himself. He is rolling all over and has been a awhile noe. like i said every baby is different and has their own pace. NO worries. And yes you are being a scared mom..;)

C. - posted on 12/14/2009

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That sounds about right.. I think my son was about 18 pounds by his 6 month checkup (he was 9lbs 2 oz, 21 1/4 in. tall at birth). As long as your doctor doesn't think she's too big (and they really shouldn't. That's normal for bigger babies) then you don't need to worry. She sounds perfectly healthy to me!

Katherine - posted on 12/13/2009

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That is totally normal!!! She isn't that big. Don't listen to other people they are not the expert on YOUR baby!

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Rebecca - posted on 12/14/2009

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Your daughter is happy and healthy! If she is following her own curve she is fine:) My daughter was 6.9 at birth and at her 4 months apt was 14.5, she is now 5 months and got her first tooth last week adn her second is almost through as well. She too has been holding her ehad up good since about 2 weeks old and trys to crawl now too. My son was alot later then these things so every child is 100% different, even if they are from the same fmaily:)

Congrats!

Kristen - posted on 12/14/2009

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My daughter is 17lbs. and will be 5 months in 2 days. She was 7.7 at birth. She seems big compared to some babies I have seen but they are all different. Plus I like the fact that my daughter holds her head up and is strong. Your daughter is perfect

Kimber - posted on 12/14/2009

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shes going to be tall i know how u feel mine was 6lb 14oz a 21 1/2 in long and now at just over 4 months she is 15 lds about and 26 1/2 in long and my DR told me that because she is a long baby she will get her teeth faster then shorter babys

Renae - posted on 12/14/2009

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Your baby girl is on about the 70th percentile so she is within normal range, she is not too big. Normal is 25th to 75th, below 25th is small, above 75th is big (but that's not to say its a problem it just means bigger than average). See link to World Health Organisation Growth Chart for girls aged 0-2 years. (17 lbs is 7.7 kilos)



http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards...



It is normal for a 5 month old to not want to lie down. When you lie her down does she do tummy crunches (you know like when you're exercising)? Her little brain is telling her its time for her to learn to sit, that's why she doesn't want to lie down. It's also normal for babies to hold their own head up by 3 months.

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